Thursday, May 10, 2012

For A Special Little Girl

I don't know about you, but I can spend several hours looking on Etsy. The clothes, jewelry, art, and of course furniture are just some of my favorites. I was asked to paint a dresser similar in style to one in the shop Tracey's Fancy. If you haven't seen her work, you should definitely check it out. She does tons of crazy cool furniture and it almost always has handpainted designs and bright colors. I was honored to be asked to paint something to look like hers. Why ask me and not the girls at Tracey's? She is booked out for custom painting for 16 weeks! That would stress me out. Clearly everyone loves her to-die-for designs.

Here is where my client got her inspiration. This dresser is for a baby girl on the way so naturally the colors chosen were a classic pink and ivory. I painted the whole thing with Old White chalk paint first, then used Henrietta (with Old White mixed in to lighten it up) to paint on the designs and accents. I hate to copy someone else's work, so my husband and I quickly made up our own monogram design for the sides of the dresser.

I sure hope she likes it, or I'll have to find someone else who is having a baby girl starting with the letter F :)


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  1. What a beautiful piece.That is one lucky girl.I am sure your client will love it.

  2. I love it! So creative and sweet looking!

  3. It turned out great, its gorgeous!

  4. That looks incredible! You are very talented and I'm sure your client will think so too :) I'm your newest follower too, it would be great if you popped by my blog sometime :)
    Cas x

  5. Wow - awesome job! I would probably get the stripes done on one side and then want to quit!

  6. You did an awesome job! I always admire Tracy's furniture. The person you did this for is going to LOVE it!

  7. This is really amazing! Oh how beautiful!

    There is a link party going on in my blog today. I would LOVE for you to share this :)


  8. Love, love, love it! Great job. Susan

  9. I loved this! You're featured in my furniture redo roundup! So pretty! My little girls would love this!

    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it! Love your blog, take care

  10. That is fantastic! My little girls would be in love with it!

  11. so glamorous! perfectly fit for a princess!

  12. Wow. Looks like a million bucks! I'm in love.