Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tale of two dressers

I love a great piece of
painted furniture, don't you?

This dresser has been in my dining room for years-
It began its life in maple-
then it was painted black-
It was then "harlequinned"-
I got tired of it
you know what I mean?

I got my ASCP out and went to town-
my inspiration was from the Wisteria catalog-
eye candy to swoon over
I got busy-
First, I began with ASCP Greek blue,

then gave it a wash of ASCP Old White

and another

sorry about the night light effect-
it was really baby blue-
not the silvery blue I was looking for-
I searched the blog tutorials
with all the creative silvery effects but I
was in a time crunch-company arriving-
Don't you always get into a messy room project
when your expecting people?
That's usually when I'm most productive!
it lacked the oomph I was looking for-

I "chalked" it up as a reject

I decided to lighten it up
and went with ASCP in Old White
and after all that

I love it-
it lighten up the room and the light wax
gives it a real finished look!

I painted all the black iron knobs the same color too!
Only thing I changed was the top two larger knobs-
ASCP covers anything-even brass lion heads!

Looks true white in this morning shot but so do the walls
and they are truly cream

It's a new fresh look that I adore-
my inspiration piece was a beauty
but I couldn't get the look of it
and I'm thrilled with this re-do!

Take care, gotta fly-

Partying at...



  1. Your white chest looks the best to me but then I'm not into the distressed look.

    you did GREAT~!

    1. Thanks Sonny- I tried to be a copy cat but failed! I do love it now and no distressing for me either!

  2. I love it! You did a wonderful job on her. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen's Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Thanks Kathryn-I'll definitely stop by!

  4. That was a long road and a lot of work! but a beautiful ending.

  5. It turned out lovely! but I gotta say I like the first photo... but I do know how it is when just get tired of a certain look. Nice Job!

  6. Beautiful transformation I love to repurpose things.

  7. I really like the white, especially with the white pumpkin on top! Thanks for sharing on super Sweet Saturday.

  8. I love it in white - and I so get changing things up on a regular basis - thank God for chalk paint lol - for those of us who need constant change!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time

  9. LOVE it. LOVE it. It's gorgeous and I love the step by step.

    Thanks for stopping by Always Nesting for a visit.

  10. Wow, beautiful pieces. I think you did a great job.

  11. Beautiful dresser! What a great piece! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :)

  12. I LOVE the new look. Although the harlequin look was lovely too - but I bet you're able to enjoy this look for much longer. It's so classic and gorgeous!

    I'm loving looking around your blog! I've signed up to subscribe! And I know JUST what you mean about beginning projects when guests are expected shortly!!


  13. Hi Claire! I really like the fresh new look of the dresser in white. Isn't it lucky for us that we can redo a piece of furniture without having to strip it all the way down to the bare wood! And having guests over is one way to make sure things get done! You did a great job. So glad you shared!

  14. Very pretty, I like the new look of the dresser. The before was nice too, but I think I really like the white look and you are so talented! You did a terrific job! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.

  15. Perfect,congrats:) I love the dresser so much:)

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