Summer is moving along so quickly. My weekends have been jam-packed with activities. We've finally ceased with all the rain, but man it's hot...and humid. Oh is it humid! I'm not complaining though. I will suffer in silence because that's all I seem to do is complain about the weather. Before you know it, I'll be complaining about the snow. Right? So no complaints here.
Anyway, as I type, this is what my dining room looks like:
And this...this is what my dining room looked like last summer:
Notice anything different? Maybe you need to scroll up and take another look?
I painted the clock tower over in the corner of the room!
See it now?
The clock tower was a pretty piece of furniture. Dark finish and flowers painted in orange, gold & red. My husband bought it for me from Pier 1 many years ago.
Trouble is, pretty or not, it was just too dark for my taste.
So, against my husband's advice (I'm a rebel, LOL), I gave it a little Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint.
I know that some of you who prefer a darker, richer tone to your furniture are probably scratching your head, wondering why I painted it. Honestly? The dark finish just didn't go with my dining room or with the lighter cottage look that I love.
I found this graphic from The Graphics Fairy,
and transferred it to the clock tower by using this technique. I was a little intimidated at first, but I found it was a very easy technique to use.
I then took out my handy dandy little paintbrushes and some paints, and painted it all in. Now this I was VERY intimidated by, but I managed it fairly well.
Of course, I had to give it a sanding after I was done.
I added some pretties to the shelves.
And that was that!
It is kind of amazing how everything stands out against the white finish now. Before, unless it was white, it would get lost on the dark shelves.
I'm glad you took the time to visit me today. Much love to you.♥♥♥
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