This little stand is another of Chip’s inherited pieces. He remembers it being used as a telephone table growing up. It came as part of his “dowry”, and I have reluctantly used it as a nightstand for the past sixteen years.
Now that I have more of an eye for “lines” and things, I looked at it with new appreciation before I got out my paint. Not a bad little tree, as Linus said. It just needs some love!
It may seem like I’m kinda obsessed with green lately, but I knew MMS Boxwood would go so well with the natural top. For that, I just used some Howard’s Wood Restore and Feed and Wax.
And because Boxwood is such a natural-looking green, it gives the feeling that the wood isn’t altered as much, at least to my eyes. The dark wax helped it to look even more earthy.
See how yellow it appears in the light? Again, the yellow pigment sinks in the MMS greens, so you end up adding “highlights” when you get to the bottom of your cup. I tried to use that to my advantage this time.
I’ve enjoyed working on things for myself this week! All of my painting for the vendor space has left me feeling overwhelmed with my to-do list at home. Aside from the little feeling of accomplishment, it’s easier to love doing the work if you get to keep some of the fruits of your labor!