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
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.