Figured I should show some furniture stuff on here since this is a blog about decorating stuff too. The chest below I bought years ago at one of our local resale stores here in Clinton. I picked it up for $35.00. Don't know how old it is but it isn't high quality.
This chest sat here for a while then one day I decided I didn't like the way it looked. I adore painted furniture and started painting everything white. Well, I like alot of white but I love color too so after a long process (because I kept adding to the design) it is finally finished.
Now, I am no artist so the professionals would probably cringe but it makes me happy and isn't that what design and your home is suppose to be all about, making us happy when we are at home?
Lighting wasn't so good when these pics were taken. The knobs are original and are in great shape so I kept those. Basically the whole chest was painted white then I used painters tape and a stencil to do some of the details and the rest was freehanded. After a light sand and light distressing I applied some good ole RL Smoke to give it an "antique" look. It's not a designer show piece but it is uniquely mine and that is what makes it so special.