Monday, February 8, 2016

Black and Brass

Last week I found this great buffet/dresser on CL and brought it home.  

Before:
This piece is by Drexel and very well made and structurally in great shape, but the finished was very scratched up and stained.  The lady I bought it from said it had been her grandmother's.  


I really liked the last buffet/dresser I painted black and I decided to go for it again.  I mixed up Typewritter milk paint by  Miss Mustard Seed and got to painting.  After painting on two coats, I let it dry. Since this piece was so old and dry it did not chip and I am glad.   I distressed the edges and then sealed the dresser with Linseed oil.  I decided that the brass hardware looked great with the black and so I just put it right back on.  



Don't you love my fingerprints??!!!

Lovely curved front! 



Great hardware and legs!  


I love the purple Stock with the black! 




I am very happy with how this pieces turned out and it sold very fast! 
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33 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the lamps too.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I love the lamps too-they are in my daughter's room!

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  2. Nice redo on the dresser. like the distressing.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love the wood edges showing!

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  3. I am not surprised that one flew off the shelf! Gorgeous.

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  4. I am not surprised that one flew off the shelf! Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I like a quick sale-more room for more projects!

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  5. Gorgeous...it turned out beautifully! I am not surprised it sold quickly!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I am very happen with the end result!

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  6. You turned it into a dramatic beauty - an absolute star for any room.
    xx,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love that it is dramatic too!

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  7. Beautiful piece and great job. I'm not the least bit surprised that it sold so quickly.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy-it had goods bones and I just made it pretty again!

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  8. Great job - you would never know it is the same piece. Love the black.
    Mary

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  9. this is so gorgeous, I LOVE a dramatic black buffet! The brass hardware is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Debra-I like the brass and black together too!

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  10. It looks nice but not my style as not in to black furniture. I like light and bright.

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    1. Thank you Rose-I like light for my home too, but sometimes a piece just needs to be dark!

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  11. I adore this chest. It's spectacular. Would love to see some brass lamps with it for contrast. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you So much-brass lamps would look great!

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  12. You have such a great eye for the potential in a piece of furniture. Your finish on this chest dressed it up, making it such an elegant piece.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-what a nice compliment coming form you-you have such a great eye and style!

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  13. No surprise it sold fast - beautiful makeover! From someone who can't embrace brass, I really like it with the black.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I am not a brass kind of girl either, but it just seemed to go with this dresser!

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  14. The color is just perfect and I love the gorgeous hardware. Thanks for sharing your makeover with Talk of the Town.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-the hardware just goes well on this piece!

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  15. Gorgeous piece, Darrielle. Whoever bought it is very lucky. :D I'm currently painting two file cabinets with Typewriter, and it's so weird how it looks completely different on each piece! Milk paint always keeps me guessing. haha

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    1. Thank you-I think my piece looks dark because I used Lindseed oil and it made a rich moody black!

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  16. Beautiful done! Love it. from The Scoop. Linda@bushelandapickle.com

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

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