Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Girly Side

I know I'm kinda labeled modern/ funky, but I definitely have a girly side.
 I'd call it boho girly. 

My most recent transformation, a 1970's faux bamboo chest, surprised me.  You know the style, pale yellow with bamboo details.  Normally, I would paint something like this citrine or a high gloss black. 
 I went in a completely different direction though. 
 I'm assuming that I was influenced by the month of February where pinks and reds rule. 
 I went for pink.  The color is actually called Barely Pink. 

Transformation From 70's Yellow to Girly Pink

Of course it looked too "bare" in these photos and I had to add some styling.

Lately I've been experimenting with  Annie Sloan Gilding Wax.
It's similar to Rub 'N Buff, but much creamier and much easier to use.
 It comes in a jar with a screw top so no worries about a tube that
 always seems to dry out before I use it all.

There was a beveled edge on the chest that just screamed to be detailed with the gilding wax.
 I used a small brush and filled it in free hand.  

Gilding Wax Applied to Beveled Edge

I couldn't stop there.  I applied the gilding wax to what I'll call the bamboo "knuckles".
I did this free hand too.   The hardware is original and I think it works perfectly with the pink and gold.

Bamboo "Knuckles" Outlined

I had to use my painters' tape when I tackled the molding around the drawers.

Molding Detail

So, what do you think about my girly side?


If you know a girly girl who would like this piece, it will be for sale at our next
Sweet Clover Barn Sale, February 21, 22, and 23.


  1. Like your girly side very much.!!! I am not crazy about the hot pink pieces being painted these days but I love love this soft pink you've used, I've got to get me some of that gilding wax!!!!!

  2. I have the companion 9-drawer dresser! I just posted a comment on one of your other posts about bamboo. Love what you did with this and thanks for the tip about Annie Sloan Gilding Wax because I was going to try Rub 'N Buff on my dresser.