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SK's Vain Pink Lady

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This poor little lady had seen better days, heck she had seen better centuries. I was really hopeful we could save her.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
She was a gift to a special little girl in 1972. We estimate she was built around 1915. Lookin pretty good for a hundred year old little lady.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
This pretty little thing had been stored for many years in a not so moisture proof shed.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
All the veneer had to be carefully removed.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
The drawers would not budge, so they had to be removed piece by piece and rebuilt
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
My wonderful client was excited to use a combination of coral, navy and cream. She also loves chevrons.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
Very eclectic taste. And such fun... So this is what she wished for and this is what she received.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
I use custom colored chalk paint. I have found this recipe works great on just about any surface. And I love the texture.
1 Part Chalk
2 Parts Flat Latex Paint
Mix till no lumps and keep stirring occasionally while painting.
2 TBSP water.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
The raised stencil was created with a stencil and Modern Masters Sculpturing putty. The beautiful glass clock knobs were a perfect fit from Hobby Lobby.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
The top is pretty with a raised stencil clock.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
Each drawer exterior is covered with a beautiful pattern paper.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
When the painting was complete, I sanded her back and washed her with a white lime wash. After she dried I waxed with a clear paste wax and buffed for an old world shine.
  • sk s vain pink lady, chalk paint, decoupage, painted furniture
This pretty Pink Lady will be loved and cherished for a new century.
Thanks Heidi of Pine Lodge Labradoodles for the challenge.

To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2015/03/sks-vain-pink-lady.html

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