That doesn't mean they all come out the way I want them to. Some just don't make me as happy as others do. It may have been my color choice, or the piece's issues can't be hidden, or the technique I used didn't quite work out.
That being said, the pieces were still put up for sale at the consignment store. I know sometimes I am being my own worst critic and that someone may find what I did perfect for them.
This dresser was a beautiful shape, but the pink color on it threw me off and I just couldn't get past it.
I painted it a grey color hoping that after I distressed the pink color would pop through in a good way. It didn't. And the hardware replacements I had (that were in my budget) were just not what I had in mind.
This child size chair and table both already had been painted when I got them. I thought to layer on more colors so when I distressed it would look cool to see all the different colors.
I painted the chair with white and then both the chair and table a light blue. For some reason thought this intensely bright pink would look good on top. Because these are child size, I figured I could get away with the pink, but I should have skipped the blue because it clashed.
This two drawer table isn't made of wood or even pressboard--it is some kind of thin hardboard. To liven it up, I decided to add a graphic that went over the two drawers. I took a long time figuring out what graphic (from The Graphic's Fairy) to use and then sized it for the drawers.
I measured and remeasured, marked the centers on both the graphic and drawer, painstakingly applied it and smoothed out the paper, waited 24 hours for it to dry and then wet it to remove the top layer of paper to reveal the graphic. I put the drawers in place and as you can see IT DIDN'T LINE UP. Seriously?!
The dresser took months to sell, but the pink table and chair sold in one day and the French graphic table sold in a week. Go figure!
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