I know it sounds cliche, but furniture speaks to me. No, I’m not crazy, I don’t really hear voices in my head. But I like to get a feel for a piece of furniture before I decide how to paint it. This one wanted to be indigo. Like the Pottery Barn catalog I showed you earlier. This was the intended recipient of my mixology experiment.
It didn’t quite get there. It’s a bit darker than I imagined, which is totally my fault because I finished with hemp oil and I should have waxed. I’d even purchased the Miss Mustard Seed wax just for this piece, so why did I reach for the hemp oil? Was I tired? Was it that glass of wine I had with dinner? I don’t know … but it is what it is.
You can see that I got plenty of chipping on this piece. I also sanded off a lot more paint than I intended. Blame that on the wine too, although the reality is you can blame it on working at night with inadequate lighting and the impaired vision of someone in my age bracket. I have found that even with ‘cheaters’ sometimes my vision just doesn’t cut it at night anymore.
This chippy distressed look is exactly what I like, but I know it’s not for everyone. Hopefully I will find a buyer who loves it too.
I think in the right room it would be a masterpiece. Add some more touches of indigo in some throw pillows or bed linens. Lovely.