Yesterday, I decided to stop procrastinating and just do it already. I fixed a few spots where her top was chipped on the edges with some wood filler and lightly sanded her down before I got to work with some homemade chalk paint...
I hemmed and hawed forever over whether to do a color or stick with white. I usually decide to play it safe with white or some other neutral and then drool over blogger peeps that throw caution to wind and go with bright, vivid color. Take Amy for example, from The Salvage Collection. She's always doing awesome furniture makeovers with vibrant color, like this:
|Droolin' on the "kuh-nobs".|
(Ya gotta read Amy to get that.)
So, I decided to go out on a limb.
And the detailing that I love totally "pops" now.
I'm actually surprised how much I like it.
Adore it, actually.
Super bright. Super cheerful.
And get this...
This morning as I was groggily sitting up in bed trying to shake off the last dregs of sleep, I looked over at the rocking chair that I bought off Craigslist last summer for $30.00. Amazingly enought, I think it was built by Square Brand too. The detailing is almost exact.
What are the odds of that?
Pretty slim, I betcha.
Now, some of you are probably ranting at your computer right now because I painted an antique. You probably liked the dark heaviness of the original:
But I think she's gorgeous.
And totally me.
And when you throw in some perky spring goodness...
Does it get any better?
I don't think so.
What about you?
Linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Have A Daily Cup From Mrs. Olsen
House of Hepworths
The Shabby Nest
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Days of Chalk and Chocolate
From My Front Porch To Yours
Too Much Time On My Hands
Debbie Do's Newbie Party