So I am refinishing a hutch and dresser for my craft room and I was contemplating keeping them clean crisp white... but then I was like, seriously? Have aliens taken over my brain? I hopped in the truck and headed over to Home Depot to pick up some things I needed and to sit and stare at the paint swatches for some inspiration. Then they caught the corner of my eye! 2 lonely cans of Ralph Lauren Faux Finishing Glaze. I walked over to them and decided to buy a can. But wait... the price was only $13!!!! WHAT!! I bought both in Teastain and Tobacco!! Yay so I glazed the dresser and hutch with Teastain. Then I decided I wanted to decoupage the top with Frenchy styled paper.
Covered in paint I headed over to Ballard Designs to check out their fancy paper. Immediately when I walked in the door, they had the perfect French script paper wrapping boxes on their display. I thought great they have exactly what I need. But no, they were out of stock and it was not available to order to the end of the month. I asked the sales lady if I could purchase a used piece off of one of their displays. She said they couldn't. Then I saw a piece behind the counter. I asked if she could call her manager to see if I could purchase that piece. The manager "the Angel" came walking out of the back with a HUGE piece of it for me:) My Hero!! He rolled it up and handed it over to me! Shocked I said, I was willing to pay for it and he said not to worry just to take it! I decided to hi-tail it out of their before he changed his mind.
And here it is!
Isn't it lovely?
And here it is on the dresser... It's bubbling a little bit around the edges, but thats easy to fix:)
I decided I needed to celebrate this great day! So I drove to Hobby Lobby (the closest one is almost an hour away!)
I bought some rub n buff for and this is how it turned out:)
Not too bad!
Can't wait to finish the dresser and hutch so I can show it to you!