I saw this diamond in the rough at an estate sale and instantly loved the handsome curves (and hardware!).

I knew he had the potential to be a stunner! I sanded and deglossed, then painted him 3 coats of SW “Dovetail”-my new favorite color. It’s a classic grey that antiques well and looks good on just about anything. I distressed the curves a bit to highlight the details and applied glaze (Folk Art’s Antiquing Medium in Woodn’ Bucket Brown). Two coats of Minwax Natural Paste Wax and he was good to go!

Here’s William all set up in my booth.

Check out those sweet binoculars he’s wearing…they are vintage H.V. Clements from the 1950s.

Isn’t he handsome?

On a side note, are you liking the better quality of pictures? I can assure you my skill has not improved (and I’m still in auto mode), so this is purely the difference in camera. I’m using my new Panasonic Lumix in conjunction with Picnik to edit photos (although sadly Picnik is closing/moving in April). I captured this sweet shot of my little girl while I was working away on my furniture. I played around with some of the more artistic effects on Picnik.

{Love Her}

Hope you’re having a great Monday!

4 Responses

  1. Meghan Grace

    You did a wonderful job! It looks wonderful! Your Boxer girl is such a sweetheart. I had a adored boxer baby named Susie. I lost her to a brain tumor but will never ever forget her. Someday we will share our lives with another Boxer baby.


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