meet Stephen

I’ve been meaning to write a post on this dresser for awhile now…but with all of the craziness of opening the new shop it just seemed to take a hit on the priority list. Poor thing, he really is pretty cool.

Most of the pieces painted with chalk paint have a layered look that looks amazing. I love that look as well, but sometimes a certain piece just seems to call for something different.

That was the case with this old maple dresser. We’ve all seen his guy around before…if you are like me, your brother maybe even had a bunk bed in the same style. So maybe it was a little of me reminiscing or just the influence of my all-male household…but this dresser needed to be painted more masculine.

Here is a photo of the dresser before:

Stephen before

 

But with this simple combination of FrogTape and chalk paint in OXFORD by Vintage Market & Design …

oxford

look at him now!

Stephen dresser

 

Stephen is for sale at BEACHGLASS for $375.

It’s official. I’ve found “my” paint!!

VMD Collage

If you have been reading my blog you know that I do a lot of painting…and I’ve used A LOT of paint. This paint-that paint, chalk paint, milk paint, this wax-that wax…I have certainly done my share of experimenting and as a result…formed some pretty strong opinions.

So when I started researching paint lines to carry in my own shop – it was tough. I knew I had to carry a quality product that was easy to use and I felt confident selling and also have it make sense from a business perspective. Basically, if I was going to invest thousands of dollars in a paint line, I wanted to LOVE working with it and LOVE teaching others how to use it too!

Believe it or not…that was not an easy task.

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