I am a sucker for details.
When I was younger and asked my dad, “So why did the government shut down?” and my dad gave me the details… lots of details. Details that went over my head. Details that went in one ear and out the other. Details that went on, and on… and on.
When I was younger and we’d go somewhere as a family, like a museum or craft show, we’d always end up losing my dad. He was busy listening to, reading about, or talking to someone about the details.
Those aren’t the kind of details I like.
I’m talking about the details in antique furniture. The kind of details you don’t see anymore.
So, when I came across this antique cedar chest with amazing details, I just had to have it!
I love this little paper insurance card that was glued to the inside of the cedar chest. Another important detail!
I wanted those details to stand out, so I decided to paint the whole chest in Annie Sloan Louis Blue.
Next, I watered down some Old White and white washed the entire chest.
And of course this one begged to be distressed.
After a good distressing, I waxed it with clear wax.
Don’t you love the details?
Of course, I love my dad too.
He loves the other kind of details.
He can’t help it.
He’s an engineer.
God bless engineers. 🙂
(Love you daddy!)