I wanted to come up with a look that was holiday inspired and allowed me to use a new product. Green and Gold was perfect, allowed me to use the Dixie Belle Gold Metallic base and top coat. I may have gone a bit more elaborate on the finish, but I needed to keep it as something I could teach easily on Facebook live.
The Bombay chest was an easy choice because the piece itself is interesting and eye-catching and the size was right. I originally was going to do a small toy chest on camera, but found this accent table that was the right size and simple in shape. This piece has gold as well as Evergreen, Collard Greens, and bit of Mint Julep blended in.
I am pretty high strung so this was all I could think about for a week beforehand. I prepped my piece by doing each side in the next sequential step. When it came time, my stomach was in knots, it’s LIVE, no redo. There was a clock in front of me so I could watch my time. It actually went by surprisingly fast!
Once I was painting everything seemed to flow, painting always calms me down a bit, it’s where I’m comfortable. I feel good with the outcome. You can hear what I’m saying, the up close shots are good, and hopefully the techniques were helpful.