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Shady Little Rose Sitting on a Pedestal

The first piece is this sweet little pedestal table that had been previously painted by another individual.

After inspecting this piece, I realized it had a couple of issues. First was that whomever had painted this table went with the notion that you could just slap on some chalk paint without doing the prep work - meaning, she painted right over the spiderwebs and dust bunnies that were built up in the little crevices. Can you see that gross, ugliness in the crevices around the scallop? Yuk!!

The other problem was that the top of the piece had a bizarre type of wood that was really chipped allover, which is where I would be putting my design. After consulting with the customer, she said she didn't care so much about that because she likes the "shabby chic" look, but I wasn't totally sure how my design would work on this.

And the last point of concern were those little feet - the poor things had been painted right over! I knew I could make them shine again!

We decided this piece may be used in her entry way, so this piece would be an allover cream color with some gilding paste used for highlighting.

I focused on sanding down that top as best I could to get rid of that chipped off wood. I kept sanding over the whole piece and CLEANED all of the dust away (including the dust bunnies!) I painted the piece with Velvet Finishes Rococco. It took a few coats to cover it well.

And the final reveal!!

You can see now that all of that chippy wood was sanded away and what was left of it is camouflaged by the stained rose.

And HERE are those sassy little boots!! Aren't they so much prettier than painted white?!

Pretty soon, this little gal will be taken to her new home. But first, I will be doing a sister to the Damask Rose piece.

As always, I would love for you to follow along with me on my social media

I did a little poll on my Facebook Page and in my Furniture Groups to see which was preferred, painted or wood. This is the same image, stained on two different surfaces. Which do you prefer? And which do you think was the winner of the poll?

{Probably no surprise, but there was no favorite/ winner --- the poll pretty much came out to a tie. The Painted one actually was in the lead because most people say you can see the detailing better in the painted, but it was so close, I'm calling it a tie.}

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