“Inspiration exists all around me.
I can choose to be creatively inspired,
and I can open my eyes and heart to new ideas.”
-sara hann designs
Originally I contemplated leaving this antique commode as it was with the burlwood veneer. A couple of months later, I couldn’t stand the oak color wood and now here she is. A labor of love to say the least. Removing all the hardware was a pain. Washing all of it was exhausting. Remounting all of it was almost the death of me. If I have to hammer another pin, I will die. The hardest part with this dresser was definitely the prep. I left some of the imperfections because they are reminders that she has a long history I can only dream about. It is part of her character like the scars we bear as testaments of what we have survived. She’s not bright, shiny, and new. At the top, I had to fill in all the imperfections because of the marbling.
I was torn about which colors to use and what to use with it. I stared and stared until my instincts told me I must use Modern Master’s rose metallic paint with champagne and gold. The Hokus Pokus Tulip Dreams transfer had been one I’ve wanted to use for a while. I thought of pairing it with red or orange but it seemed too obvious a choice. I embellished her with the WoodUbend Mouldings rose garland mouldings on the side and the front of the bottom I used one of their pairs of long scrolls. I demonstrated its application of in my live. I sprayed them with Rustoleum’s Imagine gold. Now onto the top. I save my faux marbling for fancy pieces and this one is fancier than most. It has been coated with resin for the polished, glass like surface. The step by step tutorial for this dresser will be available in my master class. There’s many ways to get this effect.
I was excited while creating this piece. Some furniture pieces beckon like spells and become an obsession. Others I have to think harder to decide on what to do. They are more perplexing. I love creating baroque furniture. It’s my creative indulgence for myself. I’m always fanciful as I paint them. Like a child building a tent with cushions and sheet.