It would have been nice to stumble across this piece at Goodwill, but it didn't happen. If you missed my last post, my piece looks like this.
Although black, gray, and white are not my usual "go-to" colors, they are what I have chosen for this piece.
After a light sanding, I painted it with two coats of BM Sandy Hook Gray HC108. At this point I knew I wanted to add white to the drawers but the rest was still a mystery.
I was happy with the results but now what?
I knew I was going to add Martin Senour Newsprint MST9B to this piece. I started with the insets on the sides. Rather than do them in a solid black, I brushed on a light coat and created a strie with the brush. I wasn't sure how this would look in the end but I knew I could paint it solid if it was just "too much."
I painted everything but the ornate back piece in Newsprint as well.
Now I had to decide what to do with the decorative piece. It had already been base coated in Sandy Hook and I knew I wanted part of it to be black. So I painted black over the whole thing and used a wet cloth to wipe some of it off.
I was pretty satisfied with each of the parts. I just wasn't sure how they would all come together. The top was being fabricated so I only had the small sample to judge how well that was working and we know how deceiving those small chips and samples can be.
I decided to distress the solid black just a little on the body of the piece.
Like I said, ok. But I decided to try something else as you can see on the top right.
I painted over one piece of hardware with the Classic Gray.
Then I stuck it under the faucet and let a slow stream of water wash away the white until I had this.
Both had their merits but I finally chose the white because it blended with the drawers and....let's face it...I already had some stuff going on with this piece.
This is it until the countertop is completed. I'll hold this post until I can show the end result. Besides, I may have to make some adjustsments._____________________________
FINALLY!!! Ok, maybe still a little premature but this post has to publish because there is nothing else ready either.
I hope to divulge my plans for the mirror over the vanity in my next post.
I am linking to the following: No Minimalist Here
Funky Junk Interiors
Miss Mustard Seed