Happy Monday! I am so excited it’s Monday. Ali and I are having a little mini Wine and Design tonight and I am so looking forward to it! I will be sure to share all the details. 🙂
We also had a blast with Andi at the Lucketts Spring Market yesterday, and I have a post coming up shortly with a recap of that, and all the wonderful people I was able to meet! And of course I will share my finds! 🙂
Before I share with you a new dresser, I wanted to share some BIG NEWS. Hold the press! I am NOT pregnant. Going to say that now because any time someone says “BIG NEWS” people think there is a baby involved. Nope. Not this time.
A few months back I told you about the partnership Sarah and I formed and how we created a new venture, Persephone. We shared that we were moving into a retail space at Wild Rose. Well guess what, as of June, you can find us also at…..
The girls of Stylish Patina started their monthly barn sales last fall in Frederick, MD. Having just moved, I was not ready to take it on yet. Sarah and I are finally feeling ready, and we have been hunting and gathering for our first barn sale there, June 15-17! We are so excited to be joining a wonderful team and to be joining our friend Kathy who has been a vendor there from the beginning! And we are excited to be “expanding”. We hope you will come see us at the Stylish Patina Barn and Wild Rose!
And now I want to share with you a dresser that was quite the work…. It was not supposed to be, but I messed up. Hey, it happens.
I gave it two coats of the paint, distressed it, and so far so good. It was looking good! I wanted to wax it with my Golden Oak Briwax, but alas, there was not much left. I was HOPING there would be enough left…. I think you know what happened next.
Wah wah wah.
Um, yeah, I didn’t have enough wax. I got through most of the body of the dresser, but ran out before I got to the drawers. I decided to mix some clear wax with golden oak stain, but it did NOT work. It didn’t have the same look at all. Here it is after that… NOTE: This is not the after. Please keep reading!
I don’t know if you can see it, but the drawers had a much bluer look than the rest of the dresser which looked a little greener. It was not obvious, but it was driving me CRAZY. Here you can see the side I started with with the wax compared to the rest.
UGH. It was my own fault. I should have ordered more wax and been patient. But I wasn’t. I wanted it done and I wanted it done NOW, and I created a mess. I let it sit for a couple days, and then decided to use a darker wax I had on hand that I don’t normally use as I don’t love it and I went over the whole thing with that. It saved it as best as it could!
After all that work, I am much happier now! It has a heavily distressed and antiqued look that is not normally what I go for, but it was a true experiment! What I especially love is the beautiful turquoise color the darker wax creates with the beautiful Blue Montana Sky Paint from CeCe Caldwell (which can be purchased here).