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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

Got a question about this project?

  • Sherry R
    Sherry R Bedford, TX

    perfection!

  • Reggie
    Reggie Amarillo, TX

    Impressive redo. Love the detail on the drawers.

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Reggie Thanks Reggie. I love papered drawers and details. Thanks for visiting. sk

  • Chris aka monkey
    Chris aka monkey Mount Pleasant, TN

    @SK on Elderberry i am glad i finally saw this pink is my fav color and i am ohhing and awwwing over here she looks so happy now thanks for giving her a new dress love love her xx

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Chris aka monkey Hi Missy Monkey. Glad to see you here. The little princess' room this is in is super cute. I was so glad to be able to save her from the burn pile where she might have been headed. sk

  • Kristen Arjmandi Krumheuer

    Where do you find this kind of paper?

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Kristen Arjmandi Krumheuer Hi Kristen, Thanks for visiting.
      I found this paper at Hobby Lobby.
      sk

  • Dayle Huber
    Dayle Huber Buffalo, NY

    I bet your client was beyond thrilled! This redo is totally fabulous!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Dayle Huber Thank you so much Dayle. She was a very fun project. sk

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