Monday, May 21, 2012


I occasionally have a man (yes, always a man) wander in and lament the painting of wood furniture *GASP*!!!!  I had one such visitor at the last show I did.  I have my ways of dealing with them (I'm nice, despite the fact that they obviously aren't going to buy anything.)  This particular man, however, saw this dresser and decided that he liked this one.  He described it as "post-apocalyptic."  Well, I'm not sure that is actually a design style, I could be wrong.

Anyhow, in his honor, I am naming this dresser Athena, goddess of war, wisdom and the crafts.  Seems appropriate, don't you think? 

She has good strong bones, as solid as they come.  If any dresser was going to survive an apocalyptic war, it would be her.

This finish is an example of one of the few times I've used an existing finish as part of my finish.  The cream color is the color she was originally stained.

She was then coated in blue, perhaps that was her uniform?

The graphite?  Well, any warrior worth her salt is bound to pick up some soot, right?

Her knobs and legs are painted the same graphite color.

I love how this finish turned out.  As a true goddess, she would look right at home in a variety of settings.  

OK, how about one last full body shot.
Behold, Athena, in all her glory!


Athena is for sale.  See more information on my Portfolio/Available page.

I'm sharing at:
Today's Creative Blog's: Get Your Craft on Tuesday 
Domestically Speaking's: Power of Paint 
Miss Mustard Seed's: Furniture Feature Friday 


  1. Perfect! I love how simple yet stunning this came out. Men! Pfffftttt!

    1. Thanks, Beth! I always tell them, "well, if I'm going to put my time and effort into it, I think it should last! Of COURSE I'm going to paint wood!"

  2. Looks gorgeous Megan, love the colors you picked!! I'm sure this will sell quickly!

  3. Looks gorgeous Megan, love the colors you picked!! I'm sure this will sell quickly!

  4. I love this! It turned out great. I found you through Miss Mustard Seeds FFF.

    1. Thanks, Heather! Thanks for visiting. Don't you love Miss Mustard Seed's FFF? I've found some of the most amazing pieces from her party.

  5. She's a beautiful Warrior! Thanks for sharing. I'd love for you to link this up at my party...

  6. Yep..those wood purists will get you every time. Athena is a perfect name and she's gorgeous!

  7. Thanks, Allison. Yes, they are a fussy bunch, aren't they!

  8. Just my color and styloe. Love this!


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