Karen Heath’s Faux Bone Inlay Hand Painted Chest

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Karen Heath’s Faux Bone Inlay Hand Painted Chest

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Karen Heath’s Faux Bone Inlay Hand Painted Chest

You would think at first glance, this chest was stenciled, but in fact it was hand-painted.  Karen Heath first painted it with chalk, and then then hand painted the moroccan inspired designs.  This style of chest was inspired from the bone pearl inlay chests that have become so popular, and quite expensive.

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Diane Llewellyn Grover's Blue And White Dresser Chest 4 Diane Llewellyn Grover's Blue And White Dresser Chest 3 Diane Llewellyn Grover's Blue And White Dresser Chest 2

Diane Llewellyn Grover  finished this in Old Ochre/Old Violet Annie Sloan chalk paint.   She says she is having a lot of success using a thinner consistency, in layers, as it gives more of the illusion of hand painted watercolor.

The knobs she decoupaged with tissue paper, to blend with the Old Violet. The molding/applique in the center is one that she bought from The Purple Pear.  The color combo is so feminine, without the foo-foo.

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