This is where the 'Other,' as in A Little of This That and the Other comes in. Clearly, I did not sew anything here. I painted all of this furniture years ago when I lived in Chicago. The first piece was old, but not valuable. As much as I dislike dark wood, I would never ruin a piece that was worth something. My house at the time was very colorful and these pieces all fit in nicely.
I am not so good at drawing, but I have a pretty steady hand. I made a stencil for the flowers on the top of the above piece , but painted them free-hand. Same with the border. I kind of penciled it in first and then painted it. The pulls were an ugly gold, so I replaced them.
This dresser was purchased at a thrift/junk store in my Rogers Park neighborhood. It was also an ugly dark brown. I think it looks so much cheerier in bright lemon yellow.
The rocking chair was one I got back when I was 23 years old and was meant for rocking the baby I forgot to have. I kept it until about 3 years ago, when I finally sold it. It was a great chair, but I had no place for it in my house and thought it should go to someone who would actually use it.
The cedar chest below is still in my garage with wool sweaters in it. I would put it in the house, but there is no room. I suppose one of these days, I will sell this as well.
I know that chalk paint is all the rage now, but I like clear, bright colors. I have an armoire that is begging to be painted. I just have to decide on a color...