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A Painting and a Drawing

Posted by Jeni Bowen on

Is it Monday already? Well, it's a good thing we have some fun to share with you today! A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting and working with Jerry and Kathy, a precious husband and wife that brought us a console cabinet that needed a bit of help. Kathy had an inspiration photo, but struggled with achieving the desired look. By the time she called us, she was OVER it. :) Here's where I would normally insert a before photo, but alas, I'm empty-handed. They needed the piece done in a flash because they were traveling to their new beach house and it needed to be on that truck pronto. So, let's just jump to it, shall we?

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We started by painting the base of the piece white to create a clean slate. Kathy requested colors that would reflect hues of the ocean - various blues and greens, but with a few pops, too. We decided to add red, which reminds me of lifeguard shorts and polka dot bikinis. ;)

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Of course, shades of yellow were chosen for the sunny days.

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Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint provides an authentic look of layering, as if it's been around for quite sometime. I just adore the chipping and seamless shading.

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This cabinet has four louvered doors, so I was able to ripple the color effect down the front...

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while the sides of the piece have one solid panel with white trim.

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With such heavy saturation, I decided that keeping a white trim and natural top would be most important with this piece. The clean lines offer such incredible balance with the dominant colors.

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I almost had to hold this one for ransom, folks. It would have looked divine in my space...sighhhhh....but, Happy customers = Happy us. :) Speaking of smiles...we had an old-fashioned drawing this morning for our SPOOKTACULAR Give-a-way that ended yesterday! The winner is.....

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Hooray for Donna!!!! Let the confetti fall!!!! :) Thank you ALL for your participation. We had many, many entries and we look forward to another goodie give-a-way SOON!

Many Blessings,

Jeni Bowen, LPC

Jeni


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3 comments

  • Wow! That looks amazing!

    Kelly French on
  • Oh, totally, Kathleen! I think I used 6 or 7 shades on this!!

    Jeni Bowen on
  • I believe you have just solved my dilemma of how to paint the bottom of a console table I have on the porch…I couldn’t decide what color…now, I don’t have to choose, I’ll just use them all!

    Thanks, Jeni!

    Kathleen on

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