All week I have shared my top ten from 2015!
We finally have arrived!
Drum roll, please…
Number One for 2015
This is such a beautiful, unusual and gorgeous piece. I knew when I first saw it that it would be spectacular. I fell in love with the shell top and the sweet painted details on the drawers. It had an original greenish stain on it and someone had drilled a hole in its back (likely for a tv cable). I shored it up and filled in the hole prior to painting.
Using the original green finish as the base color, I went to town!
For the outside and base, I used washes of Annie Sloan’s Aubusson, Florence and Provence. I then sanded back to reveal the lovely painted details on the drawers. The washes allowed the original beautiful painted details to pop through.
For the interior, I applied a first coat of Aubusson. I then added a coat of Florence and back to another coat of Aubusson. It was lightly sanded for a smooth finish. This gave the interior a subtle, deeper hue than the outside.
I even had fun waxing this piece (not typical)! It was waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax and after it cured, I added Provence into the clear wax and applied it over sections. The was the first time I have added color to the wax and I loved the result. I also added touches of gold using Martha Stewart Antique Gold decorative paint. This was a piece that I was really proud of 🙂
What a fantastic year it has been!
I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and wish you all the best for 2016!
Good choice for number one. I love it and you did a great job on it.
Thank you so much, Gloria and all the best for 2016!
Your work is beautiful. Happy New Year!
Thank you, Sian and all the best for 2016!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
It does not surprise me that this made #1, Suzanne – it’s a stunner!
Thanks, Marie and a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!
Definitely! That is just a work of art!!
Thanks so much and Happy New Year!
Suzanne, I’m not surprised that this is number 1. This is one of my personal favorites that you have refinished! It’s a beautiful and unique piece with a lovely finish! Awesome job!!!
Thanks, Keri and Happy New Year!
This would certainly be my favourite aswell!! Happy New Year Suzanne!!
Thanks, Maxine and Happy New Year to you as well!
Nancy F Lambert
Suzanne this is one of my favorites. Happy New Year, Suzanne
i love the tall gray dresser, but yes this is #1 so beautiful