It could be from the paint fumes that I find my self talking to furniture. I always like to get a feel for the piece I’m working on was it loved or was it abused,what kind of stories it could tell. When I get a piece of furniture I usually can tell right away what I want to do to it. Not always though! I will think I know what I want to do and as I start cleaning and priming something will happen it is almost as if the piece takes on a life of its own. Telling me I should be painted this color and I want to be glazed. I know you are probably thinking she really has lost it! I can’t explain it I just know that sometimes I have plans for a piece then suddenly it is going a totally unexpected way. That is the case of this hutch I got.
I may have paid a bit more for it then I usually would but I had to have it! I loved every detail of this french provincial beauty!
So I drug hubby out after working a 12 hour day to drive 45 minutes to pick it up. What a guy never complained as we loaded and unloaded it late in the night! The next day I awoke all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed I had it all planned out I was going to paint it first with black than go over it with a creamy color than shabby it to show some of the black then glaze the whole thing. As I started doing this it didn’t feel right. I changed the direction I painted it a soft green by ASCP called Versailles. Then I mixed a cream color with some glaze and lightly white washed it then glazed it with tea stain over it.It is a beautiful piece now not bold just soft and elegant.