Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dresser for my Daughter's School Auction


My daughter has her annual school auction and I said I would donate a piece of painted furniture to raise money for the school. I found this great Empire style dresser at the local Flea Market and knew it would be a good piece to paint.  
Before:




Veneer issues

The dresser has great legs and shape and I wanted to make it neutral so it would appeal to more bidders.  I mixed up a taupe/beige home made chalk paint and got to painting.  After the paint dried I sealed the dresser with a AS dark wax/hemp oil mixture.  The last step was to go back with my wax brush and whisper on some striations of dark wax to give it more texture.  I like how it turned out and I hope it brings in good money for the school.















I love the legs!  

Ironstone tureen with a Hydrangea







Ironstone soup tureen I found earlier in the week





30 comments:

  1. You are right. She has great legs! Success with the school auction! You did a great job! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  2. Love the shape...Love the color...LOVE IT!!

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    1. Thank you Martina--I hope it raises good $$ for the school.

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  3. I love that dresser! I have never seen one like it and the painting is superb!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you Gigi--I have a matching hutch that I plan on painting this week. Still deciding on a color--any ideas?

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  4. Look at those curves! That dresser will be the hit of the auction!

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    1. Thank you Sharon--I just want to help raise money for her school!

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  5. The distressing looks great, and you're right, the legs are fantastic. It has a great side profile!

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    1. Thank you Heather--Loving the legs--wish mine were as nice!

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  6. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing at THT!

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    1. Thank you Pamela! I hope it raises good $$ for the school

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  7. I love it! Those chunky legs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  8. love it! you did a great job. love the hydrangea too :)

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  9. Good Morning Darrielle, My word, what a difference you have made to the dresser. If I am honest, I think if I saw the dresser I would have past it by, but you have taught me a lesson, see things in a different light.
    You will raise a lot of money for the school as I feel there will be a lot of people bidding against each other for this piece.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you Daphne--I hope a lot of bidding goes on for the dresser!

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  10. That piece is stunning! What a great find and you made it look special. :-) Good job!

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    1. Thank you Selina--I love the legs and hope other do too!

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  11. You have a great eye! The piece is just fabulous now that you have worked your magic.
    I sure it will garner lots of money at the auction. Gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. So pretty! I'd love to hear more about this hemp oil / dark wax top coat. Love how it came out and a gorgeous donation!

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    1. Thank you Danielle--the hemp oil/dark wax combo is so easy to use!

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  13. Gorgeous, and the legs are great!!! Thanks so much for sharing...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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