Past Perfect

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I have been in Atlanta this past week and in my wanderings came across this magnificent antique dresser. It has the original hand painted finish and I only wish I could paint something so beautiful. (sigh..). Truly a masterpiece.  However, it can serve as inspiration for anyone, including me. And it does motivate me to try a more painterly style with my next piece.

The suggested Chalk Paint colors, Graphite and Florence are just a starting point, from there you will be on your own for all the flora, fauna, and figures. Hopefully you will create your own Past Perfect, for there is an artist in all of us.

Next week I will be home and back on track for the blog. I have some finished pieces ready to photograph and a few more video tutorials to share. I am looking forward to being able to work on my own computer again. Mobile apps are seriously lacking in the graphics department.

If you would like some other ideas for using Florence Chalk Paint, you can see them in these posts:  Rococo Commode, Going Green, and Console Table



Etta Kelley

Leslie I’ve never seen anything like it, although I’m extremely new to old painted furniture. It’s so unusual it’s beautiful in its own way. I wonder how old it is and what country it’s from. Do you know if this kind of painting has a name? Etta

Leslie Stocker

Hi Etta,
I’m sorry I don’t have any more information about the dresser. It is beautiful and this is the first time I have seen anything like it either. Thanks for following my blog

Carol Yarborough

Hi Leslie
I’m brand new with you and I just want to say I am enjoying your blog so much. You have so many beautiful things to share and although I am, by no means, a pro at furniture painting I am enjoying painting some things for myself and my family. The antique dresser is so unique and beautiful. It looks like a great find. Thanks for keeping us involved with the art of furniture painting, you’re an inspiration for me and I’m sure for many others.


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