I am so excited to share this piece built by Link-Taylor! I had it available for customization over at In the Studio and a returning client got her hands on her. When we were discussing ideas I was so thrilled to do something bright, bold and bohemian! This piece will be in her art studio as the center of attention!
She chose the colors Sherwin-Williams Jamaica Bay, Brave Purple and Solaria. I blended the blue and purple in different areas and added yellow as an accent color. Next, I glazed her in brown to bring all these brilliant colors together for a flawless look. Lastly, adding a mix and match of gorgeous knobs from Hobby Lobby to complete her bohemian style.
I really enjoyed this process, its very freeing and forgiving. With no rules, anything goes and I was able to just put myself out there artistically. I hope you love her as much as my client and myself do!
“Look at this stuff Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl The girl who has ev’rything? Look at this trove Treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Lookin’ around here you’d think (Sure) she’s got everything…”
Why am I singing Ariel’s song ‘Part of your world’ from my favorite childhood Disney movie Little Mermaid you ask?
Well, If you like color, mermaids, the ocean or even treasure, you will definitely like this trunk!! I tried a blending technique on a Serpentine Dresser not to long ago and absolutely loved the freedom and chaos it provided. (Click Serpentine Dresser to view) So when my client handed me an antique barrel top decorative trunk that she needed to use to store her blankets, but had no idea how she wanted her trunk refinished, I was full of ideas. I sent her a few inspirational photos of both black and colorful pieces and she dove in with “I love color, I’m excited, just surprise me”. Total freedom… Glad she is as happy as I am!!
I’m absolutely excited not only about this piece, but the technique. It was fun and completely different then my usual!
Refinished in four different colors using Sherwin-Williams Freshwater, Haven, Butternut and Rockwood Terra Cotta. All hardware and metal pieces revamped in gold. Glazed in a brown to antique this trunk up a bit more to create a timeless look.