So sorry about the dismal photo, but it’s been raining here all week, and I just can’t seem get a decent photo of this piece! I should have taken photos last weekend when we were having a sunny winter heat wave and temps were nearly 80 degrees.
I started with this super long (78 inches!), super heavy, monster from the 1960’s. I bought her for a song from a nice older couple who were downsizing, but had lovingly cared for their furniture all these years. This piece was really well built, sturdy and perfect for replacing my too-small bedroom dresser.
I used so many of the guidelines Mandie presents in her Altar’d Guide to Painting Furniture. I highly recommend it if you’re thinking of redoing some furniture.
I did WAY more distressing than I usually do. I just kind of got going and got carried away. Then I stepped back and gasped. My husband (who doesn’t even feel comfortable painting wood furniture) nearly had a heart attack. He likes how it all came together though, and I think the end product is really pretty.
I painted the brass hardware with an Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
Have you ever bought and revamped a Craigslist piece?
I’ll be linking to
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch,
Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors,
The Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking,
Piece of Work Wednesday at Primitive and Proper,
Furniture Feature Friday with Miss Mustard Seed.