perhaps you noticed that the valentine projects are popping up (not pointing any fingers...um... cassie.) and red is in the air.
i'm more of a "join 'em" than "beat 'em" blogger so i'm killing the valentine and furniture birds with one bold, red stone. not quite the perfect valentine "craft" but i'm still beat from that last holiday.
anyhowdeedoo, this maple man was quietly cornered at an almost-over-garage sale when i grabbed it for THIRTY BUCKS! solid, smoothly sliding drawers and not a scent of stink could be sniffled.
THIRTY BUCKS is kinda worth screaming about, right? RIGHT?
once home, i delved into its dark places and discovered 'dat all is not delightful in 'da land o' thirty dollar dressers.
out came the glue, the clamps, the straps....and back down went the veneer.
i wrapped up the messy stuff and delightfully danced out with my hot-number-hiding-in-a-can....ASCP in emperor's silk!
|via classic wall finishes|
(by the way, newbies to annie sloan chalk paint, patty at classic wall finishes is the ascp goddess of stockests. TRUST ME. she's one of those chicks that's done it all in the world o' paint and goes the extra mile to make sure you have a smooth ride on the chalk paint express.)
okay, 'nuf bidness....let's talk about red 'cuz you may recall my desire to pump up the flatness in the furniture world...to add blitz to the blah.... to de-bland the boring.
bring on the red!
red may be resolute and vivid and heroic but, to some, it bellows blistering and torrid and feverish. for my first foray into the red zone i decided to add some contrast with paris gray. sometimes bright colors on a large piece cloak the detail under the commanding chromaticity. that is a chance i wasn't takin'.
hey, maple man...welcome to the red zone....
here are some close ups of the distressed paris gray details and hardware.