From Blah to Boho!!
When searching for a piece of furniture, I sometimes focus on the features of the piece, the intricate carvings or shape that set it apart from other pieces. But, sometimes, I am just looking for a blank canvas to create something completely unexpected. That's what I saw when I found this Vintage Wardrobe on Craigslist. I challenged myself to transform this piece into an unexpected and beautiful piece of functional artwork. Inspired by Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris and her beautiful blending technique, I began from the bottom up blending colors. I used colors of Green, Bohemian Blue, and a beautiful blue by DIY Paint Co. called Water Lilly. I then added this beautiful decoupage paper and blended around the edges to make it look like the paper was an actual part of the wardrobe itself. The hand-painted flowers were then added to the piece. I wanted this piece to look very old and worn so I sanded back on the piece to distress it and then added white wax all over. The white wax soften and fades the colors for that aged and worn look. I love how this piece turned out! Although the original piece in its' day was probably a beautiful piece, it had turned rather Blah and uninteresting over the years. With a little artistic imagination, quite a bit of work and a lot of fun, this piece was transformed from Blah to Boho! What do you think of this furniture transformation?