Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Speaking of spring, I thought you might enjoy seeing some furniture I painted.

The vintage french provencial set belongs to my sisters friend and neighbor Christie. After visiting with her and touring her beautiful home I discovered that Christie, an advid gardener, would rather be outdoors than in. So I thought she might enjoy us bringing a little nature indoors. First of all, the headboard, chest and nightstand, were stripped and painted White.

I painted the background areas with Benjamin Moore's alkld Fresh Start a wonderful 'super adhesive' primer, followed later with a pale latte color.

I sketched the butterflies, bird, nest and dragonflies directly onto the furniture with pencil.
Then I painted each design with bottled acrylic paints, using a neutral pallette.
The final step was to brush on and wipe off Minwax Stain and Seal.


molly said...

It is wonderful - you are tooooo talented! I love the word nest at the top of the page!Someday I am going to own a Roxanne original!

Roxanne said...

Molly, you little rascal. Thanks for teaching me how to add the "NEST' words to my blog. I would be honored to have a painting in your AWESOME HOME. Where is Country Living? Country Home? Home Companion? They're missing out! Please blog about your house! Pretty, please!!!