The talented Jonathon Marc Mendes-Painted Love used Annie Sloan Craqueleur and several Chalk Paint® hues as watercolors for the painted furniture mural. He’s taken inspiration for this piece from an English countryside with a gentleman’s hunting lodge feel. What do you think of the results?
This project was started about 20 years ago. All in my head. This whole thing started with this sheet of decals for a spool cabinet that I bought from the VanDykes Restorers catalog for twenty dollars.
Twenty years ago for twenty bucks.
I saw some on Ebay last week, same price. No inflation on decals I guess.
I waited 20 years to decide on the right project to use the decals on. Is that procrastination at it’s finest?
Read more of this painted project on bliss-ranch.com
Ashley Hughes finished this remarkable buffet using all free hand painted lettering. She did not use tracing, stencils or overlays for this process. What you see is 100% her original design and talent!
Ashley spent over 30 hrs between coming up with a design, drawing it on paper then hand drawing her ideas on the buffet. In addition, the multiple intricate and detailed layers of the lettering, plus re-staining the whole piece made this piece one of a kind, and certainly one of the most memorable painted pieces we have seen.