I'm kinda starting to embrace the whole 'naming the furniture' thing!
This weekend I finished a dresser that I picked up on a big thrifting trip. I love this one.
However, I had the horrible realization as I was editing photos this morning, that the only "before" photos I took were of the knobs!! grrrrr.....
Anyway, here it is:
The before shot would have shown you that this was a hum drum brown dresser. I used a creamy white to lighten it up - HD's Spice Delight.
I left the top as is. It looks great with the wood tone and white together. Plus it would have been really easily nicked and scratched with the finish if I'd tried to paint it (even with primer).
I wish the Annie Sloan Chalk paint fairy would magically leave me some paint...
A little bit of distressing on the edges, and my favorite technique using the Clorox wipes on the lettering. I never get tired of using this! I hope you aren't, because I'm having way too much fun with it! :)
A lot of times when I'm working on a piece that I plan to add some artistic embellishment to, whether it's lettering or a design, I just start with an area on the furniture that catches my eye, and as I'm sanding and prepping, I start to think about what would be fun on it. This dresser had too many handles and knobs going on, so I removed a couple and thought some lettering would look good. Filled in the holes, and came up with the "Get Dressed". I thought it was fun and the more I looked at it, it seemed kinda bossy :) and so that's how the name came up.
Here's the knobs when I purchased:
and after a light coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze:
A little bit of glazing in the same color as my Frenchy chair (in my sidebar).
All sealed with a clear poly.
This piece, and several others that I'm working on, will be headed to the Deepwood Vintage Market in a few short weeks.
I've been having some great finds over the past few days, and I'm hoping tomorrow's post will highlight some more items that will be making it's way to the market.
Here's one that I used in staging this piece-
the vintage 1930's algebra book:
It's very small and I love the printing on the inside.
I've also been collecting some vintage books on England with some beautiful old covers.
Thanks for letting me share this piece with you. I hope it goes to a good home!
Even if it is a little bossy.