This chest is a beloved treasure to someone I love. They gave it to me to give it new life. I love everything about the Art Nouveau time period. They still used solid. strong wood, and the construction was strong. But what I really love is the whimsical, flowing lines in the details. It reminds me of the butterflies I love so much. (painted ladies)
Well, after a quick sanding, I painted the whole piece a teal blue. Then I added a top coat of posh red. Finally, I sanded lightly the areas I wanted to pop. With a little glazing to highlight all the curves, it has come alive!
I encourage you to find furniture in your home that could use a splash of color. You can even paint laminate if you use the right primer. You don't have to paint everything, just find one thing and make it into a work of art. The great thing about distressing, is if you do too much and don't like it, you can paint over it.
I love my painted lady!