Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mr. Fancy pants~y!


Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Fancy Pants!


Normally, my pieces are girly or feminine..and for some reason, this one seems masculine? Doesn't he look so suave in his shabby turquoise and brass pulls..

The color is ASCP in Provence and about 1 tablespoon of hunter green in....oh LORD...no one tell my stockist....but you know that .79 cent acrylic paint at every Michaels or Hobby Lobby?..American..brand....yea' well, um...I threw a tablespoon of that in there to darken it up..and guess what?!! It friggin' works like a charm bay buh'! So next time you just wanna' tweak it a little and don't want to buy a ten dollar sample pot..head down to Michaels and taste the Rainbow! ;)

So...here are some in progress shots I took..

Here's his BEFORE:

eh'...nice bones..but nothing special..

You all know I luv to paint indoors, again ANOTHER plus of this paint! (LOOOOW Voc's!!)


Once I got him all painted, I applied Clear Wax..



Yes. Those ARE my .99 cent store brushes!
I use those STRICTLY as a one time wax application brush.

While the wax was doing it's thing..I got all "Bill Nye, the Science guy.." I had read once before that a good remedy for cleaning brass was HOT SAUCE..Apparently it has to do with the Vinegar..and know waahh? IT WORKED! Check it out..

I let them soak in a bowl of hot sauce for about 15 mins....


BEFORE:


AND AFTER:

Now, I will add that when I was rinsing the hot sauce off of the handles, I used a balled up piece of aluminum foil to help with the abrasion..They looked fab!

OK, Back to the desk..

I got my curved edge cabinet scraper and got busy chipping it up!



After, I finished all the distressing and chipping I applied Dark wax here, there, and EVERYWHERE!


And, to remove it....just a lil' glob of Clear Wax.


Well, if you do that 472 times..Ya' end up with this... What Cha' think??













and of course...I'm NOTHING without my sidekick assistant...Mr. Fancy Pants himself...




Thanks for stopping by...

~Mel
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66 comments:

  1. I love it!!! It's gorgeous, a brave color but it looks fab! I'm a huge Mr. Fancy pants fan :)

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  2. LOVE it! How much ASCP did you start with before adding the acrylic (gasp)? My idea wheels are turning!

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  3. I LOVE it! That color is GOR-JUS!!

    Sharon

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  4. oh la la! so pretty Im itching to try Provence now ( with maybe a lil somem somem in it) thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. This is just grand! Great color and well done!
    I am having a giveaway of a digital scrapbook software program, if interested, stop by to enter!

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  6. That is freakin' gorgeous! Love the color and the patina. I'm going to do this to my craft room desk and soon. Great job!

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  7. HA! You're caught! No worries, we are pushing for a torquoise! May be the next color, after Antoinette(light brownish pink) is released in March. Looks fabulous!

    Debbie

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  8. Nice job. I just painted a bedroom set with ASCP. I am learning how to use the wax, still not getting the hang of it completely, but I'm working through it.

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  9. I love how it turned out.

    Thanks, Shirley

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  10. You did a fantastic job distressing! I'd love for you to link this up at Tell it to Me Tuesday at Creatively Living!
    http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/01/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-and-features-from.html
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  11. I love how it look vintage not distressed. It is Lovely and I love the kitty too. I am going to try the cabnet scraper to chip the paint away. Thanks for the post.

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  12. I love furniture redo's and this one is great. What a beautiful colour and kitty!

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  13. That is one fancy desk! It's beautiful! The paint color and distressing are amazing! Great Job :)

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  14. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I love that color. I won't tell anyone that you threw some craft paint in it. It's ingenious actually. Great hot sauce tip.

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  16. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  17. Wow~you did a fantastic job!! Found you today at Faded Charm Wednesday!
    ~Angie

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  18. Beautiful, I love the color! Like you tip about the mixing paint! Hehehe!

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  19. Hey, I love this! I just pinned it. The idea about the brass is awesome!

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  20. It looks great...what a great job! I love the color! I am your newest follower.
    P.S. I have a cat that looks exactly like yours. What is it about cats and a camera. Mine are always trying to get in the shot.

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  21. Mel this piece is beyond fabulous! I am so gad to have you going us for THT!! I hope that you come back week after week to share.

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  22. I LOVE Provence!!!! That was the very first ASCP color I ever purchased and it is still a favorite. Beautiful job on the desk. I just love what this stuff does for furniture...fabulous. I love it so much I became a Stockist!!!

    Now I get to play all day with ASCP as a business...it doesn't get any better than that!

    Have a wonderful day

    Janet xox
    http:/theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  23. gorgeous! fabulous! and frank is darn hot, too! so what are you doing with this piece now that it's done???

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  24. WOW gorgeous color - I would never have thought to add acrylic - what was the ratio? Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Nice! Bold and snappy just like you :) I think I will try adding acrylic paint to some of my chalk paint and see what happens. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Oh I am so in love with this! Great job! Hope you will link up at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-link-party-3.html

    Jen

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  27. Gorgeous! Will you share this with my group? You could win a $5 Starbucks card just for entering it!Just found you and so glad I did!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/24/need-inspiration-wild-wednesday/

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  28. Oooo LOVE it!! In fact I love it so much I'm featuring on my Favorite Friday Finds tomorrow! Come by a grab a featured button! :)

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  29. Absolutely love this piece! Did not know hot sauce could do that! Featuring it on my site tomorrow! I hope you'll stop by for a look!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  30. I'm in love! Your desk is gorgeous! I found you through Sweet Little Gal's Turquoise Lovin'. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  31. That is such a handsome and pretty piece. Great work!

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  32. I love Mr. Fancy Pants! He looks so handsome!! I'm featuring him later tonight!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/

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  33. Just wonderful! I love it and want it! ha ha
    Thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower!
    Nice to meet you.
    Leticia

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  34. Loving the color! Nice to know I can add some acrylic paint to the chalk paint. The distressing really makes the piece! Great job!

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  35. wow ...so handsome...what a beautiful job you did! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. this is fab! You crack me up. I'm your newest stalker.

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  37. The desk (which would make a lovely addition to a boudoir) is gorgeous. I was sad to see the wood finish disappear except for the top. I guess I'm just a traditionalist at heart (perhaps from watching too much Antiques Roadshow???) and would have preferred to see the original finish restored to its former glory rather than painted. The only blues I like are the color of the sky on a cloudless sunny day and cobalt blue, or the color of the sky at midnight on a clear night. I have to give you kudos, though, for a well-done redo. It's gorgeous. And thanks for the tip about the hot sauce being an excellent tarnish/grunge remover from old hardware. I'd only been using it to scare away bugs and squirrels from my outdoor planters in the summer :)

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  38. Great job - I LOVE the color!!!

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  39. Great job. I love the final outcome. The color is great.

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  40. Love it..great job!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  41. Mel,
    WOW!
    I love this piece. I am featuring you tomorrow on my blog.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  42. Far out brussel sprout - that's gorgeous! I LOVE that colour. And thanks for the advice regarding the hot sauce (not sure what we call that in here in Australia - chilli sauce perhaps). Anyhoo, I'm your newest follower and I would love it if you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open: www.megandmums.com
    Megan :)

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  43. Mr. Fancy Pants is Rico Suave! Nice work and thank you for some great tips, too! I am definitely going to look for paint brushes at my local dollar store! I am getting so tired of cleaning my wax brushes in the sink, and then scrubbing the wax off of the sink! Ugh! I would much rather toss a cheap paint brush in the trash and grab a new one for my next project! Genius! I will be following you!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  44. I'm featuring this tonight on Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living! Come on by and grab a button.

    --Katie

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  45. This looks great! Nice tip about the hot sauce- I can't believe how well it worked!! I love the color- I'm thinking of doing a dresser in this color. Would love it if you stopped by my linky party and linked up!
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  46. Love your idea of adding a splotch of color to the ASCP to mix it up a bit on the color. The desk is one of the best I've seen in blogland.

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  47. Great job!! I featured you today!!

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  48. Very Nice! I sure wish I loved to refinish furniture more, my garage wouldn't be filled with the pieces I plan to do "someday". Your project is quite inspiring perhaps I will get started on them. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Easily my favourite piece that I've ever seen from you!
    I gave it a feature today!

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  50. so completely in love with this color!!!!!!!

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  51. Delicious! Saw your feature over at Meg & Mum's and had to check it out. Glad I did. You are hilarious! What is this "WTF Wednesday" thing all about? LOL.

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  52. Gorgeous. You can use catsup to clean brass too but it looks like hot sauce does an even better job! Mr Fancypants looks like he has staked his claim on your new project.

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  53. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  54. I've post pics of Mr. Fancy Pants' sister. Check her out! http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com

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  55. I love this desk makeover!! So beauful, provence is one of my favorites!
    XO
    Kristin

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  56. I love it! Of course anything with turquoise get my attention these days! It's my new favorite color. I've been drawn to it for over a year now. Love, love, love, Mr. Fancy pants. Beautiful blog!

    I came over here from the Cowgirl up party!

    ~Sandy

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  57. He's very handsome and I love the tip on cleaning brass. Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up.

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  58. It's beautiful, and totally lovin that color!!! Great blog! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

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  59. I absolutley LOVE this piece!!! Great work...

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  60. Thanks for the hot sauce tip! Never would have guessed that one!!! Gorgeous makeover! Love your desk. The color is so pretty!

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Thanks for the message Doll face!