Well, HELLO sunshine!
This piece is loaded with personality….stenciled….stamped (which I’m going to tell you all about)….and ready for delivery!
I know….I know….it is certainly not what is on trend right now…as we are surrounded by gray in every shade! But I have fun and funky clients who enjoy color and expressing their eclectic taste!
So today I share with you this antique french armoire….in bold Honeysuckle yellow and Engine No. 9 red…both by Heirloom Traditions Paint Company. (Please use my code FANCY when shopping HTP to save 10%!)
*side note….SUPER HEAVY PIECE….that I could not move by myself to my typical photo shoot location…so you get to enjoy her in the lovely garage/shop surroundings…..DON’T JUDGE!
This piece was purchased by a local client….BUT she bought it online from someone in another state…and had it delivered to me to liven up! She requested these exact colors…and also wanted a damask design. The piece will be used in her family room and filled with blankets and games!
I used an oversized stencil for the damask pattern on the drawer fronts and the side panels. You can find similar stencils such as this one on Amazon. I do not use stencils very often, but if you are new to painting furniture they are a total game changer! They offer you so many options to add special interest to your pieces…especially if you are not comfortable free-handing. You can see other stencils patterns that I have used on other projects like this croc stencil on a headboard here. Maybe I need to write a blog JUST on stencils..there is so much that can be said.
But let’s discuss furniture stamping.
The painted accents that you see INSIDE the cabinet on the back wall are all done with furniture stamps offered by IOD. These stamps are so full of detail…that you really have to see them for yourself! (At the bottom of this blog, I’ll link to everything for your shopping convenience…)
Stamping is done by loading a stamp with paint….and literally stamping it onto your furniture!!! Here is a quick video showing me loading the Empire Stamp with the Engine No. 9 paint. In the video I am using a pink applicator sponge by Heirloom Traditions (which is the bomb and has many uses)…but you are really supposed to use a brayer roller.
So that’s it! Here it is ….in a high-budget video made by me….doing my best to video without showing all the distractions in the background!
And don’t forget…when you order from Heirloom Traditions Paint Online…use my coupon code FANCY…which will give you a 10% discount on your purchase! It also lets them know I sent you!
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