Jasper Cabinets Secretary Desk Furniture Flip with Chalk Paint and Shimmer

Hello my wonderful readers! I am very excited to show you my new pride and joy. I don’t know if I can part with her but I also don’t think the hubby will let me keep her. LOL! She is an entry to the “The Furniture Flippin’ Contest”! So leave me some love in the comments below so the judges can tell you like her as much as I do!

Meet Anastasia

The theme for this contest is “Inspired by Mom”. Though the name of this piece was totally inspired by a comment my hubby made one day while I was painting. This piece was truly planned out to reflect who my mother is to me.  She is quiet and reserved but once you get to know her she really “opens up”. She was created with Shabby Paints Cali Taupe & Licorice Chalk Acrylic Paints with a couple of layers of Old Gold Shimmer. Sealed with a mix of 50/50 Hazelnut ReVax/Sheer Vax. It all is distressed and is more beautiful with age… just like my mom!

 

My mother is my rock, hence the shades of grey (yes I know… that too was the comment my hubby made… “Is that your 15 shades of grey cabinet?”). But really it was to represent the colors of greys in most stones.

This is a Jasper Cabinet secretary desk. What is my mother’s profession? You guessed it… she was a secretary/receptionist most of her life. She was always so good at keeping the office in order and dealing with customers.

 

 

The damask stencil was chosen as a representation of her style… she always tried her best to find nice things for us but she, a single mother of one, always had a hard time affording them. She was a great teacher of all things frugal. She also inspired me to be an artist as a young child. I can remember seeing her work in arts and crafts and thinking “I wish I could be as good as her someday”.

 

Now today I can honor her with this piece and how this furniture flip. Mom… look how far everything you taught me has come. I love you, thank you for all you have done for me and one day I can fully repay you a thousand times over. You deserve every last once of love and kindness.

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I just love the piece! Anastasia has been entered in “The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest” with the theme of “Inspired by…
Posted by Uniquely Grace on Thursday, May 21, 2015

 

More information about the “The Furniture Flippin’ Contest”:

  • If your interested in participating: Bloggers can contact Stacy Info@anastasiavintage.com or Evey info@eveyscreations.com
  • Two of our Hosts this month are Evey and Stacy. (Click on their names for their featured contest posts.)

 

Thank you all once again! Please take a moment to leave a comment blow. Also check me out on social media also… many ways to keep up to date on this artsy gal. Thank you for your support.

Here is a quick Before & After image. Hope you enjoy this thread.

UPDATE: I am so excited to share with you all that I received a Judges Pick award for this piece in the May, Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!

Thank you to these Judges for putting my piece in your top three!

Evey from Sweet Songbird
Carrie from Thirty Eighth St.
Lynn from Fern Avenue
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