I confess that I adore all things European. I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to Europe a few times, and each time I go I decide that I love another city the best. Our last trip was to Prague, which was completely charming and lovely.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been there since I made the switch to digital photography, so I don’t have any fab pics to share with you. I didn’t actually use the camera and guidebook in this photo though, it wasn’t that long ago!
Anyway, in honor of all things Anglo, let me present …
A little grey on grey Union Jack action.
Boring details: painted with MMS milk paint in Trophy. However, if any of you have ever tried to use tape on milk paint, you know that they don’t mix. So, I added bonding agent to the Trophy just in the rectangular section that became the Union Jack. I wanted the rest of the dresser to chip and distress, but I didn’t want to pull the paint off with tape while adding my flag. I will warn you that even with the bonding agent, I lost some chunks of paint. I also peeled the tape off very, very carefully. The white is latex, and the pale grey on top is a mix of the white latex and the Trophy with bonding agent. I won’t continue to bore you with the details of painting the jack, let’s just say that far too much Frog tape went into my local landfill after this.
But … in the end, here is a fun Union Jack that I think is unique amongst its peers.
I have done a few Union Jack pieces in my day. Every time I do one I say ‘never again’. I find them very time consuming, and I’m never entirely happy with my results. I always think I could have done this or that better. I did do a pair of end tables that turned out quite nice, and my friend Cathy has them in her family room now.
I also have done a few pieces in the traditional red, white and blue.
In fact, I even painted a small writing desk for my husband’s study with the U.J. You know I love it when I keep one for myself!
But, I won’t be keeping this guy. He is headed for Junk Bonanza.