The top actually had a bunny decal on it that took much sanding to remove. I mixed up my own color a very demure aqua blue. But first I painted it with a good primer then a flat white. I then painted the blue over the white sparingly so that some would show through. After the blue dried I painted on the crossbars and then made the lace inset. I placed some lace on the white strips and anchored it down on each side with two boards. I then sprayed the exposed part with brilliant silver. After removing the boards and the lace the wonderful lace middle emerges to give it top the look of a Union Jack design. I coated the whole piece with Min Wax water base poly. I took it to the shop on Wednesday and it will be interesting to see if it sells right away.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Lace Union Jack
Oh Christmas is almost here. I am so looking forward to this year my Mom will be here and I am sure we will have so a lot of fun. I have been so busy planning Christmas I haven't been able to finish too many projects but I did get this trunk done in time to take into the shop this week. It started out as a really beat up piece that was painted glossy white and in need of much love and attention. I put some legs on it first because I thought it looked to ordinary.