It didn't come without issues. Why do kids feel the need to leave their mark in the furniture?
No worries! Nothing that a little putty and sanding can't fix!
So I finally settled on a plan: black and white. That's when the heavens parted and the angels sang! See, I was walking through an antique mall a few weeks ago and that's when I found it. A chalk paint in black! Now I'm an Annie Sloan junkie. It's by far my favorite paint. But Annie's Graphite is a dark gray. Great for lots of things, but no substitute for black. I've got a few quarts of CeCe Caldwell, too. But she doesn't make a black either! Well there's another sister out there making paint, Maison Blanche. And she makes a black!
So after repairing the artwork on the top, I gave it two coats of Maison Blanche's Wrought Iron. I painted the body of the dresser in ASCP Old White.
The drawers were painted in black, too. Then I primed and painted the pulls in black so they would blend in.
I liked the black and white combo, but it was missing something.
See that big empty space crying for attention? Ask and it shall be given! I turned to my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil.
Each end panel got a skeleton key! And while I was working on adding graphic black and white elements...
I added a graphic image to the top, too! It's very Art Deco!
I painted the mirror frame white, but it was too stark. So, I taped off a stripe and painted it black.
I love it when it all comes together!
A couple of coats of clear wax and she's ready to go!
Isn't it striking??