Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Late to the Party

As usual, I am late to the party! I know the Union Jack dresser has been done & redone but I just had to try it!  I purchased this chest from the auction a few months ago.  It was on of the oldest pieces at the auction that night.  It was in great shape, only needed to be cleaned.  I removed the piece across the top on the back, it looked too girly for me.

I loved it immediately!  I was thrilled that I actually won & got to bring it home.  It was dying to be blue & I thought that was a great idea but I also wanted to add the Union Jack flag.   It was a lot harder than I thought & actually took me about 4 months to complete.  I was so imitated!  I was trying to make it as accurate as possible & I turned it the other way.  If I were to do another one, I would lay this on its side & draw the flag out.  

It is now for sale in my booth at City Antiques.  

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  1. looove it!!! One of my fave Union Jack out o all the union jacks!

  2. you may be late, but it still looks perfect on this piece! :)

  3. I would say that you are coming to the party "fashionably" late. :-) Your piece really looks terrific! Great job!

  4. Why would you ruin that beautiful piece with that ugly flag?

  5. It looks so great - I LOVE the wood top - totally work the time!

  6. You did a great job, it turned out perfect! come on by Vintage Inspiration Friday and join in, if you can!! I'd love to have you!

  7. You cannot be the only one late - I just finished a whole bunch of Union Jack items for my booth. Check them out if you have time. Your chest turned out great - You were brave to try such a large piece and paint! Came over from Miss Mustard Seed. I am visiting all the Union Jacks tonight!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  8. Perfect. I love it.


  9. That is gorgeous! I'm getting ready to do one that is taller like yours, so thanks for the tip about laying on its side. Can you share what specific paint colors you used?

    1. Thanks! I use ASCP, Napoleonic Blue, Emperor's Silk & CeCe Caldwell, Simply White. Good luck with yours!!