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Art Deco Waterfall Armoire. A bit beat up when I found it at a thrift store in Buffalo while visiting my sister. As soon as I saw her I knew I'd found the piece for all those Marilyn Monroe Posters I'd been saving....
Some lovely golden tones and many hours of cutting and pasting the large number of photos of this screen goddess found in many places on the net and in books. Sometimes being a hoarder can pay off. You just need patience and a seed of a plan for your collections of bits of fluff. See, I'm not soooo crazed. Well, maybe a wee bit!!
Those little strips are her quotes of which there were many. Some very thoughtful and profound, others playful sexy and sad.
Luckily most of the original hardware was intact, but I did have to get creative and switch knobs and handles which ended up working well with the design so as not to cover Marilyn up. She looks bejeweled in just the right places.
Before: Lovely bones... scratched and dented antique table... Had oodles of potential. He sat lonely in my barn for a year while I contemplated his transformation. Then inspiration came, a garden in springtime has been stamped all over this body. Oh happy transformation from a catapillar to a lovely butterfly.
Still needs his lions head hardware to finish the look off. I'll add that pic later..
The paint was a three part process. I think it turned out rather well.