Before, it was a sturdy, maple piece that had been in her family for many years, but stored in the basement.
I painted a large sunburst in layers on the surface, bringing in shades of the Plummy color at the edges and in a bit of a crosshatch manner. Then I used the Mustard-y color as a glaze over top of the distressed plum base.
It was necessary to darken up the 'my', ever so light.
Working with these shades was definitely a leap from my color comfort zone, but Stacy is a purple person.
Close-up of lettering.
"You are my sunshine.
My only Sunshine.
You make me happy,
When skies are gray.
You'll never know dear,
How much I love you,
Please don't take my sunshine away!"