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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

25 May 2021

A passion project

You may be saying "what and why is this a passion project"? 
Simply put, it's a new project that you pick to complete each month. It can be anything that you want to challenge and commit to completing for a given month. For me it also that boost to get something I have wanted to go finally done. 

This project is one I completed late last summer. Many other passion projects have came and went, and I plan sharing them too!

This furniture was part of a Bassett set that was my grandmothers. She bought it used in the early 1970's, it was built about 1959-1960. Now you may be saying don't paint an antique! But the pictures may not show just how beat up the finish was. I originally tried to sell the set, but the only potential buyers were women who wanted to paint and resell it and were wanting it for a ridiculously low price. So I decided to just keep it myself to upcycle for my guest room.

I didn't want the distressed look and I didn't want the paint to chip so with some research I settled on using General Finishes Milk paint. It is actually acrylic based and very durable. Brush marks literally fade away too.

The colors used were Key West Blue and Antique White. 
After a good sanding, each color took 2 coats which I brush painted, then some minor touch ups.

I still have the large mirror to deal with, but I will not use it with the dresser. I have plans to use it in my guest bathroom which will be another "passion project"!

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