You may have seen in a previous post about the Artist’s Way that I have a thing going on with red and blue right now. I took photos from my newest secretary desk, a place where I can sit down and journal. When choosing the colours my inner Katrin Cargill popped up and said ‘sorry, red and blue, again”. It has become an obsession in my house.
I bought this piece at the local thrift store and fell for its small size and cuteness. I love everything country-ish, cottage-ish and cute because it goes really well with the style of our house. It was screaming for some colour and one of my stencils.
The finish, a rather matte varnish that was in good condition, was the perfect surface to paint with Fusion Mineral Paint. There are a lot of blues in Fusion’s collections but I chose Homestead Blue. When Jennylyn Pringle, the creator of Fusion, was developing the brand, she sent me a few colours and asked for my feedback. Homestead Blue was the first. It’s a classic. I love it and I always will!
The Dala horse is one of the most well-known symbols of Swedish folk art, Sweden and the province of Dalarna (where I live), so I gave it a prominent place on the front of this piece. My A5 stencil was the right size!
This furniture piece is used as a secretary desk, but I also use it as a linen cabinet for quilts and blankets.
Did you see the small Mora clock? Would you paint it?
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