With our freezing winter temps and snow piled sky high, I’m dreaming of the warmth of a hot sun, long stretches of soft sandy beach, inviting crystal clear turquoise waters, and fruity tropical drinks with cocktail umbrellas.
What does this have to do with a French Country Sideboard?
It’s proof that inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime!
My day dreaming inspired me to mix a custom turquoise which reminded me of the Caribbean waters. I turned on some Calypso and Reggae and started painting!
This sideboard was purchased for my own home many years ago. When I brought it home, I primed it and then didn’t finish the job. I’m happy I was finally inspired to give it the attention it deserved.
The French Country details have been brought out with a custom turquoise HMCP. I glazed it with dark grey/black and then distressed so white highlights show through. It’s sealed with a wax finish and buffed to a soft sheen. This technique gives the piece a lot of texture and dimension yet the surface is smooth as silk!
Are you ready for some fun in the sun too?
Enjoy your day! x