My three year old grandson comes to spend a week with me every summer. He's been here this week and we've made the most of his visit, including a trip to the zoo, the drive-in, and of course McDonalds! It's a good thing I got this bookcase finished before he arrived. I've gotten nothing done this week with him being here!
I found this quaint bookcase at a flea market recently. I kinda like the character. I stripped and refinished the top, then proceeded to paint the rest.
I recently ordered a sample pot of Arles and have been anxious to try it out. This seemed the perfect piece!
Two coats later it had color but somehow lacked character. Soooo, I painted the inside CeCe Caldwell's Antique White.
Of course ya gotta tape off the boundaries!
After a coat of clear wax it seemed to lack warmth, so I applied my homemade wax glaze on the gold only and that seemed to do the trick!
I've already taken it into the shop.
I love, love, love adding color to a piece but I'm always nervous about it being the right color. This one is different for me. Hope it is well received!
Sharing with these great friends this week: