Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gorgeous in Green


A few weeks ago I found this very UGLY dresser at the Flea Market and since it had such an awful paint job it was going for a very good price.
Before:
Someone had done a very poor job of spray painting the dresser and it had mismatch knobs.  The good thing about this dresser was that it was very well made by Dixie.  After a quick wipe down and a light sand I got out my chalky paint.  I had bought Avocado by   The Urban Rooster   and decided that this was the dresser to try it on.  After 2 coats of paint I sealed/aged it with dark wax and hemp oil.  I loved the original knobs, but 2 were missing.  The problem with the knobs and the wholes were that they were not a standard size.  Had I figured this out before I painted ( note to self to measure before I paint!) I would have filled in the holes and drilled new ones.  I knew that Derrick at   D. Lawless Hardware   could help me out.  I found some great wooden pulls that would fit and so I ordered them .  When they arrived I painted/waxed them and then drilled my holes and attached them to my dresser.  Thanks  D. Lawless Hardware !








New Pulls 


The tray was a project I did yesterday and will post about it soon






Aged with dark wax

Love my Ironstone soup tureen! 



42 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite pieces you have done...the aqua tray was made to sit atop it, too! You do beautiful work and make it sound so easy to do, when I know it isn't!
    Can you do a few tutorials for us amateurs, please?

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    1. Thank you Marigene--you made my day! Yes I should do a tutorial -great idea. For me painting a piece like this is quick and easy and only takes about 2 hours start to finish, and I tend to think it is the same for everyone but it is not I suppose. After me remodel is done-chaos over here-I will do some tutorials!

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  2. Great use of that pull! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Thank you Derrick- I love using your knobs and pulls!

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  3. I am too. Wish I had your talent with furniture!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda- awwww shucks I am blushing! You are one talented women so thanks!

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  4. Awesome job on the dresser! That green and blue look fabulous together:) I might have to try that on something:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I am very partial to green and just had to go with it!

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  5. One of my favorite pieces that you have ever done. Love the green!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-that is quite the compliment coming form a pro like you-thanks!

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  6. This is so pretty. Even the girl here that loves white is swooning over this one. Gorgeous.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I love white too, but I need to have color-glad you like it!

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  7. Looks fantastic...Love D. Lawless Hardware!!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I love the site too and they have the best selection and prices!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I love this green chest--GREAT pictures, too. I love green--my very favorite color!!!

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    1. Thank you Marsha-I love green too and I paint a lot of things in it!

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  9. Another wonderful transformation! And the tray works so beautifully with the dresser. I hope they get to stay together :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I think they go well together too!

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  10. Gorgeous job Darrielle. I had to look back to make sure it was the same piece of furniture! :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-the dresser was very ugly with he bad bask spray job but had good bones!

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  11. THe new knobs look wonderful and fit perfectly to the design of the dresser. The colour is very good too.

    Tenancy cleaners Sutton

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    1. Thank you Georgia-I love the color too!

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  12. What a difference Darrielle! Lov'n that color and the hardware painted out is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I am so glad I was able to find some great hardware!

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  13. Darrielle,
    This makeover looks outstanding...love this shade of green.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda-It is a very pretty and cheerful green!

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  14. The pink hydrangeas, tray, and dresser make a gorgeous color combination!! Another ugly duckling turned into a beauty!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice- I like green and aqua together!

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  15. What a transformation! I love the pulls you found and the distressed patina you gave it. Very imaginative!

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    1. Thank you Heidi-the dresser is so much better now!

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  16. Brilliant save on that dresser! Add me to the list of 'green lovers'!

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  17. Thank you Linda-Love that you are on the Green lovers list!

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  18. Seriously LOVE the transformation and it looks like that color has been there forever!

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    1. Thank you Janet-I love green and this one is pretty!

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  19. Looks like a totally different piece, the green has really lifted it. Great job

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    1. Thank you -I like how it turned out too!

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  20. Zielony to stanowczo mój ulubiony kolor. Podoba mi się zawsze i wszędzie:))) Chociaż ta wazą z hortensją tez niczego nie brakuje:))) Pięknie
    pozdrawiam ciepło

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    1. Thank you Ala-I am loving the color too!

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  21. Totally the perfect colour choice for this beautiful piece and the pulls add even more interest - well done!!
    Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you Kerryanne-I am glad I was able to find pulls that worked for this piece too!

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  22. What a beautiful color and those pulls we're a perfect choice. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the color too!

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