Friday, January 3, 2014

Apron String Beauty!

I was at the Flea Market again and this time it was more fun because my husband came with me.   He likes to look at junk and is great to have around to carry things back to the car!

 I found this great dresser that had issues with the drawers, but had beautiful lines.  I bought it of course. I actually dumped out all my remaining cash and bargained down to a very good price.

Here is the dresser BEFORE I got my hands on it:
the top needs some work!
some dings!

I recently bought Miss Mustard Seeds Apron Strings and was waiting for a piece like this to try it on.
 I sanded down the top and waxed it with AS dark wax.  It is so buttery smooth.

A Boxwood wreath from Decor Steals
Love Turned legs!

I love that the chippy paint covers the veneer dings and adds character

I love the variations in the colors--this reminds me of sunset in Hawaii
The color of the wood is much prettier in person--bad picture

This color reminded me of the old milk jug I have on my front porch so I put the mirror next to it and it was the same color.  The milk jug use to be red and has now faded to a pinky color.

A local Dealer came by for something else and saw the dresser and wants it in her shop!

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  1. This is so gorgeous! i love it, you've inspired me to look for a cool piece to paint. :)

  2. What a great find! You've transformed it into a wonderful treasure. Love that paint color and all the distressing! It's simply gorgeous!

  3. So pretty! Love the color you chose, so unique! I especially like that you left the top in the wood tone, truly a nice piece! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY, so nice having you.

  4. You've done a wonderful job transforming a plain Jane dresser into a star! I love it!

  5. It surely is a beauty! Wonderful job!

  6. Wonderful job on this lovely dresser! If you have a minute, please stop by and share your post at the Everyday Vintage link party at Helene's Legacy. Your style is the perfect fit!

  7. Another beautiful makeover! Thanx for joining THT!

  8. omg!!!!! drop dead gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!

  9. You are being featured, so hop over this afternoon for AMM!

  10. Visiting from CIndy's feature on AMM...loved seeing Apron Strings on a piece, and I love how you left the top in the natural wood - very nice.
    Rita C. at Panoply

  11. It's so beautiful! What a difference the color makes. You've got a great eye!

  12. LOVE IT! I live in an old farmhouse and still have a lot of "space" to fill and the color of this piece has inspired my next project. I get my furniture from estate auctions, so now I'm look for a similar dresser. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I love this and am wondering how you distressed this to look so vintage?