Thursday, 31 May 2018

June is here already!

In May there are so many public holidays that it's always over before I know it. Since it's a new month tomorrow, I made a new wallpaper :-)

And you can download it here!


I also made another map face. The paper in this new road-book is much thinner and it's a bit shiny, which makes it more difficult to work on. I'm trying out a few ways to solve this. This one I glued onto another piece of paper, but now it's wrinkled so I need to find another way. Here it is anyway:



I spent a lot of time outside this week. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, it's warm and it seems like it's the middle of summer. I love it! I decided to finally redo a small chest of drawers that I've had since 3 years and that I hated the look of. I bought it in a thrift-store and it was painted in this hideous gold colour. I'm not really a fan of gold, and this was not a nice shade of gold either.

Here is how it looked after I sanded it:


You can't really see it in the picture, but I couldn't get rid of the gold completely, and I needed some colour to go with the beautiful weather, so I decided to makes colourful washes and paint each drawer in a different colour. That was fun :-) And a lot faster than just "normal"  painting. I decided to do the surrounding wood in a whitewash. Here you can see how I did it:


I took normal acrylic paint and mixed it with some water to the consistency of thick milk. I then put it on with a brush in the direction of the woodgrain.


Then I took a cloth and wiped it off. I did this for every colour. With some colours I thought the colour wasn't strong enough, so I repeated the same steps a second time.

Here you can see them all together:


And put together again:


I love it! Every time I see it it makes me happy. Here's a close-up:


I like it that the wood grain is still visible, because I only used thin washes of paint. This way the drawers don't get stuck either, which often happens when I use regular paint.

And because the weather made me happy, I planted a lot of flowers to brighten up our outdoor area :-)



I'll be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies:












Thanks for dropping by! Hope your day started out fine and will only get better! Have a happy weekend ♥ ♥ ♥




20 comments:

  1. Oh, that chest of drawers is adorable! Great job! And I love you flowers! The funnies made my LOL for real! Thanks, I needed the laugh! :D

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  2. you cold try using spray mount to stick the pages together, might help with the wrinkles

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  3. Oh, wow!! The chest came out amazing! Love your flower garden, and the funnies made me laugh, as always. :)

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  4. Love everything you shared, but particularly your wallpaper. I can't believe it's June already, this whole year has to have been the fastest yet! Happy PPF!

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  5. Wonderful new calendar, and I LOVE that chest of drawers, wow! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Hello my sweet friend, long time no talk! I always come and read your blog but I've been lurking lately, silly me! Always love your map faces, I always look forward to seeing your art! Visiting from PPF, happy Friday. Oh, I'm having a giveaway for the new 2018 Custom Schmincke Palette, here's the link if you're interested. (http://justaddwatersilly.com/2018/05/30/custom-schmincke-palette-wetpaint/)

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  7. Beautiful calendar page and amazing map faces. The drawers are great!
    Thanks for funnies 😁
    Happy PPF ♥

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  8. You've been busy. Great job on the chest of drawers.

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  9. beautiful portrait on the calendar page and your map art is fab!! LOVE! your colorful redo-it makes me happy too. So nice to finally be able to enjoy the warmth of the season and the colorful blooms:) Happy PPF!

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  10. Fantastic art...so colorful and beautiful!
    Love how you did the cabinet with those colorful drawers!
    Love the "funnies"...still LOL!!!
    Happy PPF!!!

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  11. you've been busy, wonderful work this week, and thanks for the laughs love your sense of humour.

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  12. What a creative lady you are! I loved this post--your artwork is wonderful, and that chest of drawers is darling. You also made me laugh. LOL Thank you!

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  13. WOW the chest of drawers is now sooo cute.
    Nice art shared. Have a good weekend

    much love...

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  14. I do like the map faces and the drawers have come up a treat.

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  15. Beautiful art, always love your map faces.
    Those drawers look great.
    Lovely flowers! Have a great week Denthe :D) xx

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  16. I love how colourful you are!!
    The map face is amazing! Thank you for the wall paper! I really love the small chest!! Fantastic! Gorgeous flowers!!
    Big Hugs!

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  17. Oooo love the rainbow colors! nice job!!

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  18. Love your quotes, both on your wallpaper and on your map face page. And the faces are gorgeous. Hope you find a way to work on that paper. The drawers look great, and very useful for storing art supplies, no doubt :) It's hot and summery here too, but unlike you, I hate it. It's too humid. Just makes me feel tired all the time. But I love your flowers :)

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  19. WOW! How very cool the chest of drawers turned out! Great idea to paint the washes instead of full on- it really looks beautiful Denise!
    Ahhh the flowers of summer! Are they not just beautiful? I love them all and wish we could have them all year!

    As always, your funnies and thought provokers are the best! Wherever do you find them all?!!
    Jackie xx

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