Last week I started brain storming some different color combinations of the Union Jack design using the Annie Sloan colors I already had. I came up with 2 combinations using some of the most popular colors sold. I was SO excited to get started that I actually dreamt that I found 2 antique dressers the same size and shape on craigslist! haha Definitely not something most people dream about, I know!
So there is the Union Jack design painted on all types of furniture and all types of dressers. But I’m a little picky. I prefer the dresser fronts have have flat, flush drawer fronts, so there isn’t too much distraction from the design.
Imagine my joy when I found 2 nearly identical antique dressers sold by the same lady for the same great price! A DREAM COME TRUE!! I called immediately and arranged a time to come look (aka I knew I would buy them) the next morning. Thank goodness my boys are in school and my youngest went to a friend’s house that morning, because when I flattened all the seats in my Pilot, they both BARELY fit! They were both very dirty and had been in a barn, but the insides are in fantastic condition and they didn’t really even need any repairs! Oh my gosh, I was giddy with excitement on getting started!
I already had ANOTHER dresser that I bought the week previous, with plans to do another traditional Union Jack design (red, white, and blue), so here I was ready to do 3 Union Jacks, which sounds crazy but I felt it would go quicker. I went and bought some knobs, bought a new projector (more on that later) and got to work on Saturday, with Bruno’s help.
Yesterday I finished painting, today I finished distressing and waxing, attaching knobs, and staging/taking pictures.
Behold their beauty! (Sorry if this is picture overload! I had to be selective even, because I took a lot more!