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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bringin' the Drama

Do you recall this dresser?

You can't tell from the photo,
but she was in ROUGH shape!

Thankfully, all the details were intact,
as was the lovely hardware

The back, however, was missing.
Yep, gone. 
After many hours of repair,
she was ready for paint

Isn't the hardware amazing? I love it!





We painstakingly (because I paint like a drunk...straight lines aren't my thing!)
painted all the details in rich gold to highlight the turquoise and aqua paint



 TaDa! The finished product...

Now, to tackle the matching nightstands!
They are in even WORSE shape
but they'll be gorgeous soon enough!
This tallboy, as well as the nightstands,
can be purchased through our Etsy Shop

19 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Laura @Turningleafcrafts

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  2. There is no question that this is your calling Michele. This piece is stunning!

    Liz
    www.bittersweetdesignstudio.com

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    1. Thanks, I'm really pleased with the outcome!

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  4. Love this. You did a fantastic job! The colors are gorgeous!

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    1. thanks...it's hard to go wrong w turquoise!

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  5. THE DRESSER TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE THE GOLD ACCENTS, VERY UNIQUE PIECE.

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    1. Thanks Lauren. We fought over using silver or gold...clearly I won that debate!

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  6. I'm impressed (again)!!
    The colors are gorgeous and the hardwares.....beautiful:)

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    1. It was a fantastic piece to work on...great lines, details, hardware...made it easy to paint!

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  7. Very beautiful, GREAT job! Is the glaze ASdark wax or something else? It looks a little too black for ASwax, and I'm looking for something that shows a little more black like this:))

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    1. you can make your own colored wax by mixing a bit of paint with AS wax...graphite works well :0)

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  8. WOW! I love what you did with this piece! Beautiful:)

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  9. I've been madly stalking your profile to get inspiration for months! I'm FINALLY taking the plunge and ordered my first ASCP for a dresser! We are using Antibes Green! However I want it SUPER dark... there are mixed reviews on applying clear wax first then the dark wax.

    Is it really a big "no no" to go straight to the dark wax for a richer deeper color? Aka... i like how deep your "Cottage Cutie" turned out!

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    1. so glad we've inspired you! I often go straight to dark wax, just test it first on a sample piece of wood. Just keep in mind the dark wax will add a warm tint to your color, especially lighter colors. I use dark wax directly over Emp Silk every time I use it... the "cottage cutie" piece was done in milk paint...perhaps try that next! Good luck and happy painting!

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    2. Thanks so much! What I REALLY want to know, is your secret to distressing?

      PS.. I used my husband's account. He doesn't talk that "girly" :)

      Thanks again for your response!
      Amanda

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