Turquoise. Remember how I said I was looking for the perfect bed to complete the scavenger hunt for bedroom pieces that started way back here? Well, the quest has been conquered, the battle is over, the victory is mine. I finally found a bed! There have been no shortage of beds that I loved, mind you-they were just all the wrong size. But the other day at our local thrift and gather, I found a wood, 4 poster bed, Queen sized, for 20 bucks. Woohoo! So Dustin and I set off stripping, sanding and refinishing the pieces I had found. All in all-the bed, night table, dresser and chair only set me back $65. Over a year of course. ;) I just had no desire to go to a furniture gallery and buy pieces that would hold no meaning to me.
Anyway, you only get to see the end table. I love it. Like-if it were a man, Dustin would have some serious competition for my affections. :) I love that it was the first piece I found that started the quest, I love the color, I love that I bought the little knob at my first trip here, on a fun trip with this one and this one. Each time I look at it I think about them. :)
So where is the rest of the furniture? Sadly I'm holding back on them. I have a quilt planned out of the fabric that is going to bring the whole thing together. There is a website in the works, and I'll be sharing it all then. I can't spoil everything right now can I? But I couldn't resist sharing this little piece and it's story.
Oh, and I was having a hard time creating the look I was after, so I eventually came to this trick-it worked wonders! Take 1 part paint, 1 part water, 1 part crackle medium and mix it together. Rub it on over your base layer of paint (this would be the turquoise) and let it slightly dry. Rub it off in the opposite direction you painted it on. The crackle medium is what ends up coming off because it's kind of rubbery-you can make this as drastic or as subtle as you want. My contrast color for this is brown, and putting it right on the turquoise was just too drastic. This works perfectly..and then I sanded the whole thing down a bit more.