Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hello Again, Florence

Well, it has officially been forever since my last post. First, we moved, what a nightmare. Then, there was football for the boys and broken bones, fantastic. Then basketball... and then, oh yeah, the crazy person who wrote to me after I painted a piano yellow. Seriously, I had a person who wrote a relatively threatening email about the piano in this story. Never saw that coming. Well, whatever and let's all paint pianos just to annoy the mean people.

Since my last post in September (!!!!!) I have been painting tons of furniture, yaay! Here is one of my favorites. Yes, sometimes I paint in my family room in front of the TV. At least this time I managed to grab moving box and put it under the piece! 

This was a super easy and quick transformation. I didn't paint the top or the legs, I love the contrast and   they were in fantastic shape, with a little teak oil they were as good as new. The body I painted with two light coats of ASCP in Florence, when it was dry, I distressed it with 220 grit sandpaper and waxed it with dark wax only. Florence is such an eye peeling color to me that I felt like skipping the clear wax first was a good choice. I kind of puffy heart love this piece! So did the lady that bought it about an hour after I brought it to Restoration Emporium!

So, what have you been up to since September (!!!!!)?

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  1. Welcome back Chrystal! I love this color. I have a very chunky ornate dresser I want to paint this color. You gave me a perfect example of how it will look. Thanks for sharing. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  2. You survived your move, which is always stressful, so congrats! You've done a fabulous job transforming this piece, as usual. Sorry you got reprimanded for painting the piano, but you'll get your sweet revenge when there are painted pianos popping up everywhere in blogville. In fact, I'm seriously considering painting my old upright.

  3. I L.O.V.E. this piece :D and I read the meanie's comment, hahaha.
    I love the story of "the groom and the yellow chippy piano for his bride", how sweet (you did a gorgeous job, as always)...and BTW, I have a beautiful piano from the 1870's and I'm going to paint na nana na!!! SO There! MS. Meanie ! :P

  4. Beautiful! This piece has such great interesting features. Love it!

  5. Chrystal, it's GORGEOUS! Congrats on the move! Hope to see you soon!

  6. Welcome back! Gorgeous Piece!