Paddy spent major time stripping it for me. In his good clothes. I encouraged changing into something already bearing paint colors, or turning them inside out, but you know, kids know best. In his defense, he did a great job, and the outfit was spotless.
This is the closest before picture I could come up with, after it had been stripped BARE, then I playfully added a couple of coats of paint colors that I love. One is of course, Glidden's Dark Olive and the other is, "------ Sapphire, also by Glidden. I can't make out the first part of the smudged off name of the blue color, that was the weekend of the paint-spill-on-the-carpet-fiasco!
Kind of Bohemian looking, starting to feel its former vibes.
The wood beer box and the stained glass lamp were helping.
Then, I finally dry brushed a Driftwood sort of a mixture on and it started developing a personality.
Nicely sculpted lines.
Wish I had a better camera for detail.
Hints of the blue/olive undertones.
The legs really give the piece swagger.
The dimensions are 46" x 19.5" x 15.5" tall.
The details look like something out of the DaVinci Code
This will be in my
family room showroom, if anyone is interested. I'm liking it more every time I see it. Will take more photos in the morning when there is better light.
Angels on your pillow,