Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Chippy Chest of Drawers Inspired by Mom







I  am very  excited to  take part in the May  “Fab Furniture Flippin’ ” Contest.  A few of my blogger friends decided to make a fun monthly contest for those of us who repurpose old pieces of furniture into Fab and Fabulous Furniture.  The Theme of the contest for this month was "Inspired by Mom".  

I grew up on a 600 acre horse ranch in Northern CA and the  very small house we lived in was a 150 year old farmhouse that had chippy doors and a wood stove.  My mom loved the color green and horses so these things remind me of home and my mom.  When thinking about this contest I decided to paint an old dresser in Lucketts Green by Miss Mustard Seed.  
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This green one of my favorite colors and I thought the chest would look good with the rustic chippy look.  The top of the dresser was in bad shape with lots of scratches and dings, so I stripped the high gloss finish off and sanded it.  The wood was beautiful and I finished it off with dark wax and tung oil.  After I painted the dresser I also sealed the paint with AS dark wax/tung oil.  





My mom had an acre garden with mostly vegetables, but also flowers so Peonies were an easy choice to decorate with




Horses were my Mom's favorite

Gorgeous hardware 




This chippy doors reminds me of a door we had on our porch growing up






I love how the wood top came out!


I would like to invite you over to Sweet Song Bird  and Anastasia Vintage to participate in this contest.  You can Vote For  my Chippy Chest of Drawers  which will could help me be the “Favorite Pick” from readers in the contest.   I also would like to Thank this months sponsor for this Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest,CeCe Caldwell's .  They will be awarding the prize for the May winner.  If you like to Flip Furniture  and would like to take part in this contest, please email info@eveyscreations.com. 

Linking up with:
sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com
savvysouthernstyle
knickoftime
thededicatedhouse
theblissfulbee
frommyfrontporchtoyours
northernnesting
frenchcountrycottage
restylerelove
thepainteddrawer
interiorfrugalista
thoughtsfromalice
missmustardseedsmilkpaint
stonegable
modvintagelife
cozylittlehouse
mysalvagedtreasures
lessthanperfectlifeofbliss
missmustardseed

46 comments:

  1. Love what you did with this...Very Nice

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  2. Stunning! I love that color, it is one of my favorites! Nice job...

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  3. Perfection, my friend! And beautiful bones on that furniture as well.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-the dresser had great bones and the wood top is beautiful!

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  4. You've done it again, another perfectly chippy piece. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  5. Thank you Tabatha-I do love a good chippy piece!

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  6. I love the green color! You did a fantastic job on this makeover!

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    1. Thank you-the green is a great color from MMS!

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  7. Very pretty. Great re love of this piece. You go girl.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I might have to keep this one!

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  8. LOVE this piece! SOOOOO gorgeous!
    xo
    Evey

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    1. Thank you Evey-I love the chippiness!

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  9. Gorgeous piece, DD...and it's green!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-you know I love a good green piece!

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  10. Beautiful transformation! Hopping over from Adirondack Girl at Heart...following over on Bloglovin now!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love the green chippy look!

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  11. You brought it to live! In a vintage for of way :-) Lovely work, DD.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I am thinking of keeping it in my old from house and I wanted it to look like it could have been in it since 1912.

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  12. Wygląda bajecznie w moim ulubionym kolorze:)) Okucia jak marzenie.
    pozdrawiam

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  13. You did a beautiful job restoring the top of that dresser, the wood is gorgeous. I love the combo of that with the Luckett's. I bet your mom would be proud, unlike my mom who rolls her eyes at my pieces and simply can't understand why anyone would actually pay for a chippy piece of furniture ;-)

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    1. Thank you Linda-the wood top is gorgeous and I think my mo would have like the piece a lot especially since it is green!

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  14. Awesome job, Darrielle! I love the color you chose! :) Thanks for entering our contest - we're so glad to have you!

    Stacy at Anastasia Vintage

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  15. I am perpetually on the hunt for the perfect green, and this may be it ! Wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you Paige-Lucketts Green is a assigning green and I would try it!

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  16. Wow, you did it again! Love this color and I love that chippy door too. You have my vote! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-thanks for the vote and I love the chippy door too!

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  17. Love love love the color. I have never used MMS paint and now I may just have to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you-I love milk paint but it does take a little getting use to-worth it!

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  18. Just popping over from Diana's blog. This turned out amazing! Love it!

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  19. Oh this piece chipped to perfection...love it!! Luckett's Green is a fav of mine!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love how it chipped too!

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  20. Perfectrion!! Stunning! I absolutely love it!!!

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    1. Thank you-I love the chippy goodness!

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  21. This is so pretty and the reason that it caught my eye was because I just finished one very much like this...except someone cut the legs off and it has one less drawer than yours. I stripped and stained the top like you did and I painted the body French Linen Gray. I put large wheels on it and hope my daughter likes it well enough to use it as her coffee table. I will post it next week. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Terry-your piece sounds great too and I will have to check out your post about it!

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  22. This turned out great, I love that colour too. This was a great idea, I love that this was inspired by your mother.

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    1. Thank you Jen-Lucketts Green is one of my favorite MMS colors and I love a good chippy piece!

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  23. So beautiful! Hey, I want to enter the contest :)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne-I think you should enter the contest. I will nominate you and you can visit the page above and enter too. You are a furniture flipper for sure!

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  24. Love the new look! Thanks so much for linking up to the May Pretty Preppy Party! :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah-I love the way it turned out too!

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