Hello my FANCY friends!
Look what I did! LOL! Totally not my “norm”…..and you won’t believe how I got here!
But I won’t share that saga with you today…that is another story in itself (and I have photos to prove the path was long and frightening). TODAY….I share with you my Gator Patina Dresser!!!!
I was able to achieve this rich multi-layered jewel-toned, blue-soaked finish so easily! I made a short video of myself (yes….in the dreaded yoga MOM pants) applying the stain so you can see just how easy it is…
I love the way the glaze settles into the crevices adding a natural highlight to the carved pieces.
The drawer fronts are painted with Tiffany and glazed with Dark Antiquing Patina to give it this natural patina look. The dark glaze catches and settles around the raised gator stencil. I have included a video of my VERY NOT professional way obtaining a raised stencil.
And then we have the grunge! The drips! You either love it or hate it…..and right now I am loving it!
Watch this fun drip effect here….
And if you are going to combine GATOR and LEOPARD…..you may as well add a pop-art element to the side panels right? Isn’t that what you were thinking? It’s unexpected….and I love the unexpected!
For the final touch….I plugged in my electric sander and just got rough with it!
I hope you are able to see the beauty in this gator patina piece that I do! I promise to share with you the VERY “disgusting=make me wanna throw up=atrocious” first attempt at this dresser on another day. I just haven’t fully recovered from the experience…..I need to wait until I’m laughing….and I’m not laughing just yet!
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