In my previous post of the wooden valance in my sons nautical nursery you may have seen the wooden dresser I hand painted.
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This particular dresser I got from my parents, it was my dresser from my childhood.
Originally-pale yellow with brass pulls. Lovely but not for the nautical nursery. I wanted the dresser to appear as though you were looking out to a view from the ocean. This is what I imagine your view would be living on Isle of Palms.
After sanding down to the raw wood I painted all of the drawers the same color.
The top and sides are painted with layered acrylics, oils and a stain to mimic the movement of water.
Once the drawers dried I was able to add the clouds, sunshine, sailboat, fishermen, whale tail, birds, and ocean.
I love how playful this turned our for my little boys nursery!
Just a Charleston mom getting creative! As a realtor I like to do the same for my clients. Using my back ground in design it allows me to help clients visualize their style and a spaces potential.