I love what I do!
I love that my J.O.B. allows me to create every single day!
And then there are those certain projects that just really light my fire…..as they speak to my whimsical and bold….happy heart!!!
This is one of those…..
The photo below shows the dresser in its original finish. It was the typical yellowed french provincial finish that just doesn’t work for most home decor today. I actually did a Facebook Live where I discussed the need to prime before painting with most red paints.
I used Dixie Belle Paint‘s Honky Tonk Red….and as you can see below….it has amazing coverage with just one coat…even on that top left drawer were there was NO primer used! It is the BEST red paint I have ever used….and hey…..the name of the paint speaks to this Texas girl! You can watch the live video HERE on You Tube if you you’d like to see the proof in action!
My client specifically asked for this exact painting style. She loved a dresser that I had painted last year….in this exact style….but in a different color. I’ve posted them here in a side by side.
Its always amazing to me how just the change of ONE color can alter the feel and look of a piece so greatly!! Which one speaks to you more??
I love when my shop is full of color!!! It seems to happen in waves! Sometimes everything I’m working on is gray….or comes in a wave of black or all white…..and then BAM! A load of COLOR orders come through and my spirit just soars! I had to grab that photo below just to give you an idea of my view when I walk into my shop this past week! Who wouldn’t be happy???
This red whimsical dresser encompasses all my favorite elements…. color/shapes/curves/boldness & energy!
Does it get your blood pumping too? Have you tried these painting techniques? Interested in learning? I have the PERFECT course available to teach you some of these exact techniques…STRIPES & HARLEQUINS….together….in this almost 3 hour course!
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So there you go! My heart! My heart in the shape of a dresser! My heart in the patterns! My heart in the colors!
And NOW…..my heart on CANVAS!!!! Let me show you how to lay your thoughts and feelings out on a stretched piece of canvas! It’s so much fun to just let go…..and play with texture….and get your hands dirty…..and create something beautiful! Join me HERE to create your own heart!!!
The products listed here are what I used for this red whimsical dresser! Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level! You can also find my favorite products and tools in my Amazon influencer list here.
If you would like to paint your own furniture ….but need a little help getting started…I offer a furniture painting basics course that would be the perfect place!
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