Ver... what, you ask? Let me give you a hint or two.
Verdigris: the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass, or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time.
I just can't get enough verdigris in my life right now; it gave me the inspiration for my dresser I'm about to show you. I think this has to be my all time favorite piece thus far. I understand if you're not loving it, I think it's one of those things you'll either love or hate.
This beautiful patina just reminds me of beautiful old architecture, grand gardens by the ocean, and just an old European lifestyle (if you happened to be rich).
This past winter I had the chance to go to Miami on a getaway with my husband and daughter. I was so surprised at how much there was to see there. We went to Villa Vizcaya, which is a lovely old mansion, but unfortunately no pictures of the inside are allowed. It's right by the sea and it's built in the style of old European architecture. The outside has grand paved stone walkways with large statues, garden houses, acres of gardens, and water fountains, not to mention a large stone boat off the dock about right behind the home. The inside has the finest furniture, and all of it was purchased in Europe and shipped overseas. If you're ever in Miami, I highly recommend it.
Here are a few pictures of our trip- we didn't get the chance to take too many. I was loving every second of the tour but my two year old daughter didn't seem to be enjoying herself as much. You know how it goes.
How did I do this? I found a really helpful tutorial here. I'll write my own tutorial for this dresser soon (Update: here's my tutorial).
This dresser really got my creative and artistic juices flowing again since I feel like I just paint things white after white. Don't get me wrong an old out of date piece always looks amazing in a simple white. I just needed a little challenge and some change to mix things up!
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