My computer broke this week and I feel absolutely lost without it! Since I am unable to work on new posts right now, I thought I would re-share one of my favourite projects from 2015.
Are you ever drawn to things that you wouldn’t normally be?
I find that more and more lately I am, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is not because my personal style is changing but rather my crazy, deep desire to recreate everything that looks sad and forlorn!
My dad and I were poking through a charity shop one day and we can across these Mid-Century Modern night stands. Despite the fact that they were covered in dust, weren’t my typical style and were stuffed way up high on an industrial shelf I was drawn to their clean lines and low height.
When I began undertaking their recreation, I wanted to keep true to their style and choose a colour for both the paint and stain that would honour and enhance that.
The raw wood parts (legs, handles and drawers) were quite banged up and I didn’t want to leave them as is so used a Gel Stain from General Finishes in Java to darken them up. I stained all of the legs, the drawer handles (with a little tiny brush because it was built-in) and the inside of the drawers with 2 coats of the Java Gel. The darker colour really cleaned up the uneven wood tones and added a rich warm one once it was paired with the paint.
For the body of the night stands, I chose Arles coloured Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Arles is a beautiful yellow that changes from sunny yellow to a deep, orang-y yellow depending on the light and time of day.
I absolutely love how the Arles and the dark Java Gel stain looked together… very retro and perfect for this style of piece!
I wouldn’t normally have been drawn to this type of furniture, but am so glad that I trusted my heart and picked up this beautiful pair!
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