This peacock dresser makes my heart beat fast when I look at it! I am so pleased with how it turned out! It is glamorous, funky, artistic and a little bit yummy to me! But this result came AFTER a few SNAFUS along the way…….
Even the best of plans tend to go wonky! Watch this short video for a peak into one of my MANY “what the heck do I do now” moments…….
Now that you’ve seen the video of me baring my soul….let me explain my original plans. I was first inspired by a Consuela Desings bag. It has a funky little patch with a peacock sort of wrapped around the front corner. It is out of place and unexpected…and I wanted to do just that. However, the peacock on the patch is sort of “folk-art-ish”. Well…..when I copied that onto my original black blob…it looked as if a three-year-old had done it! It was really more than awful. I had no choice but to paint over it, which took me back to the blob…..hence the video….TWO days…..a blob…and a finally a breakthrough! Stick with the design…..just take it down a glamorous path instead! A gorgeous peacock….and then surround her with a modern/retro POP of black and white!
And THIS is the result!
It is still unexpectedly placed in the design with the wrap-around feature. The colors in the peacock dresser do not blend in ANY way with the leopard or the hot pink…..yet it seems to work!!!
The vibrant colors came alive even MORE with a heavy distressing….which allowed the black from the underlying “BLOB” to peak through adding depth and richness.
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The peacock dresser itself is painted with a paint called Peony by Dixie Belle Paint. It is a fabulous pink that is fun and sexy without being to childish or tacky. It is a chalk paint though….which often dry with a flat finish. I really wanted a deep rich sheen. SO……I used another product called Unicorn Spit. I lathered the Unicorn Spit in RAZZMATAZZ over the dried pink paint for a rich layered gorgeous pink glazed finish that you can see very clearly in this photo.
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