Monday, 1 August 2011

Cow Print for Client

Recently a very special client of mine (who I can tell you more about at the end of this month) came to me to ask me to paint a few different pieces of furniture for her which she will deliver to me in the near future... She had a few ideas and for one particular piece (a big dresser) she has asked me to paint in cow print! 

This stunned me at first as it is a little out of my comfort zone as although I can paint I cannot draw to save my life so my freehand is sketchy to say the least! And to be perfectly honest I couldn't see how I could do this without it ending up looking tacky. 

SO I put my thinking-cap on and decided to give this a trial run on some spare wood so that when my client comes with the furniture then she can have a better idea of what her piece will look like. I used some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for a quick base, and then realised that I didn't have any black paint left! So I sneaked borrowed used a little of my dad's artist paint in black and it did the job nicely!

What do you all think? 
Tacky or not?


  1. I'm not a big cow fan, but for someone who is I'm sure they'd love it!! You did a good job on the pattern :)


  2. I'm SO interested to see how this turns out! Great job!

  3. IT ROCKS! my favorite animals are cows and I was trying to find out how to paint my chairs in cow print. Not tacky at all.