The Bomb Bombay

By LaDeeDa Design Lori Gravink, Owner Designer at LaDeeDa Design in Crystal, MN.

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I've named this Bombay chest, The Bomb! She's curvy, vivacious and a mix of sassy and elegant. When I found her she was tan. A real Plain Jane. 

I started by mixing two shades of teal. A dark and slightly lighter teal. I brushed on a base  coat of dark teal. I applied the lighter color of teal, here there and everywhere. Before the it could dry I missed the lighter teal to make it run. After the very wet pieces dried I sealed the Bombay. Then I created several custom metallic colors using General Finishes Pearl effects. A combo of dabbing and misting made metallics run and merge.  I then sealed the entire piece. I used several colors of Pearl Effects on the handles too.

Products Used

  • General Finishes Pearl Effects Copper
  • General Finishes Pearl Effects Tawny
  • General Finishes Pearl Effects Bronze
  • General Finishes Satin High Performance Top Coat
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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