Sunday, December 27, 2015

Moody Dresser/Buffet





I am back from my mini blogging break!  It was nice to just be home and spend time with my family and be off of social media.  

 I found this great dresser/buffet on CL and it had beautiful bones and potential, but was in need of some TLC. 
Before:
It was missing some veneer on the top and a few pieces near the bottom.  I have never painted a piece of furniture black, but for some reason this piece told me it needed to be black.  I had ordered Typewriter by  Miss Mustard Seed awhile back and decided to use this color milk paint on this piece.  I thought the black and chippy might disguise some of the veneer issues since I wasn't about to remove it all. 


I painted the buffet/dresser with 2 coats of the milk paint and let the chippy magic happen. 




I sealed it with tung oil and it made the matte black rich, dark and moody like I wanted.  
The top is the milk paint without oil and the bottom has the oil added-big difference! 






Love the gorgeous legs



Chippy Goodness

You can still see the carved details! 


I love the hardware! 


I love my Supermarket sign from Magnolia Market 



A pop of dried roses



48 comments:

  1. The black was a great choice! Turned out awesome!

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    1. Thank you-I am glad I picked black too!

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  2. I am not a big fan of black furniture, but have to say, this piece turned out beautifully. It is such a dark, rich piece.
    Happy New Year, Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-black is not my go to either, but it felt right for this piece!

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  3. Did you have to presand the piece before you painted... Or just go straight into painting?

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    1. Thank you Betty-no sanding just painting!

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    2. Hmmm... how do you think that would work on dining room chairs?

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    3. It would great, but milk paint is pretty unpredictable so it might chip a lot or not at all. I think chairs are hard to start with anyways, so it might be better to try one and see how you like it first.

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  4. Moody and dramatic, be still my heart - I love your recreated piece!!!!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I wanted to make a statement with this one!

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  5. Oh yeah and those legs???? Yikes I'm in love!!!!

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    1. Thank you Vera-I wish my legs were this pretty!

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  6. What an awesome piece D! An what a dramatic change...it's beautiful!
    It's going to make someone very happy! (or are you keeping it for yourself? :)
    hugs...

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    1. Thank you June-it is a dramatic change and I hope it will make someone else very happy!

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  7. I love it black, moody and chippy! Yes, the feet and hardware are gorgeous. Good choice of paint color.

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    1. Thank you Sandy-I love all the details too!

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  8. Remarkable job on this piece. The result is perfect. Cheers, Ardith

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    1. Thank you Ardith-I am loving the results too!

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  9. I get a bit hesitant using black paint to distress over a rich wood color. I adore this dresser and have completely changed my mind on black chippy goodness. :) love it. Pinning

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    1. Thank you Stephanie-I have never used back before, but I love this one!

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  10. Great color choice with just the right amount of chippy goodness showing through!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I think the back and chippy go together!

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    1. Thank you Kris-moody and chippy and sweet!

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  12. Perfect chippy goodness! It's nice to take some time away from our 'digital' lives, but glad you are back! I always look forward to your transformations!

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    1. Thank you Robin-It was very nice to take a digital break!

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  13. I love black painted furniture, Darrielle, and this one is no exception! Just gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and look forward to seeing you at The Painted Drawer! :D Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-this was my first time painting a piece of furniture black and I love it!

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  14. Such a beautiful piece! And you were right to choose the black paint...perfect. The legs are so pretty and give it a bit of elegance!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I think I chose right too! It might be funny but I wait for a piece to tell me what color to paint it!

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the Typewriter, it was the perfect choice for this piece!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I think it was the perfect choice too!

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  16. The chest is so lovely. I am so into painting everything black lately so I was drawn to it when I saw the picture. You made a worn out piece of furniture new again. Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you Debra-this was my first black piece of furniture, but it won't be my last!

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  17. Wow! That is a fabulous piece!!! Great color choice!! I found you through Silver Pennies Sundays. I will visit again! Stop by if you get a chance!

    Cottage Blessings,
    Rebecca
    at Chippy White Cottage

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    1. Thank you Rebecca-I am glad I painted it back too!

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  18. SO beautiful Darrielle--love the black with brown showing through. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your dresser with us all at Vintage Charm :)

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  19. It is really beautiful Darrielle. It looks like copper hiding underneath the velvety black. A really nice contrast of colors. Beautiful! A statement piece.

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  20. This is such a gorgeous transformation. Just the right amount of distressing and the black is beautiful. Rustic and elegant at the same time. Happy New Year..Judy

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  21. This is beautiful! The colors are so interesting. You added tons of character to this charming piece. Love it. Happy 2016! ~julie

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  22. I love this piece Darrielle! It reminds me of my desk. It is the only piece of furniture I have ever painted black and it's got me thinking I might try more black. :) Julie

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  23. I have come across a piece just like this one, I did not purchase it as a dealer friend bought it and painted it white.
    I love it so much better in the typewriter ink black, and you did a fabulous job my dear... As for the veneer issues, I never look at that as an issue, in fact I rather like these imperfections of an overly loved piece, or neglected. It's these imperfections that totally speak to me, giving the piece age and history...I just wish I could find more pieces with this kind of charm in it.

    See you soon.
    Love seeing when you keep certain pieces and you show them off in your home decor :)

    Xx
    Dore

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