One of the things I love to do is play with paint. I guess that's no surprise if you have read my blog for awhile.
When you have painted as much furniture as I, you get tired of the same old thing. That is when creativity strikes! Another thing you may know about me is I like changing things up. Sometimes I hand- paint furniture, like my Audrey Hepburn dresser, and other times I may write on a piece as you may have seen on my Black French Hutch.
My favorite thing is blending paint colors, like what I did recently with my French Farmhouse Hutch.
This project was playing with paint again. The Blue, Grey and White Dresser had so many wonderful details.
Look at this carving on the top.........gorgeous!
My layering technique gives it a very aged patina. The detailing on the dresser allowed me to highlight certain areas with color.
Love the legs on this too. All the layers of colors and the waxes make this even more distressed and gives it dimension.
All the original hardware was left because it is beautiful. It added to the character of the piece.
I've liked playing with paint ever since I was a little girl. There is something so peaceful about applying paint with my brush in hand. I guess that's why I like painting furniture so much because I am creating a piece of art.
And when you get to create something you never did before it is even more of an accomplishment.
Love how the manipulation of the paint gave it this effect.
It could have been the beautiful sun shining through the windows today but I was inspired.
It is officially spring! And this is a great project to bring in the season!
This has to be one of my favorite projects. I always wanted to do something with neckties from Goodwill because they are so cheap but silk tie dyed Easter eggs never crossed my mind. The patterns are beautiful! This project really surprised me. Never thought I could achieve this look with a tie.
As promised I have broken the project down in steps for you to achieve the look.
You will need:
100% silk Ties (Thrift stores sell them for .99) (make sure they are 100%silk!)
find various patterns and colors for Easter
Rubber bands or twist ties
Go shopping at thrift stores and find 100% silk ties in various colors and patterns. Make sure you read the tag and it confirms 100%silk. That how this works!
Cut apart stitching on tie so you have a flat piece of silk. Make sure you cut a square piece that will fit around the egg.
After you wrap your egg tightly use a rubber band or twisty tie to secure the fabric.
NOTE: After doing these I learned the fabric has to touch the egg to transfer dye. So if there is a crease white will show through. This can be a cool effect if you want!
Now cover those eggs with a white sheet over the silk and tie off again. I used the white lining of the ties....no waste here!
Boil water with a 1/4 cup of vinegar and place covered eggs in pot (don't stack) for 20 min.
Remove and cool.
Then take off fabric to reveal beautifully dyed eggs!