Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Favorite Piece

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture at a yard sale or flea market
you know it's going to be a beauty when refinished.  But sometimes they take
you totally by surprise ~ this is one of those cases ~ this is my favorite piece
I've ever refinished, and the hardest to part with.
I actually remembered to take a few before pictures so you can see the transformation.

Usually I can just paint over the wood, but this time it was marked and
discolored, so I started with two coats of Caromal Color Reclaim paint 
in the color Mocha to get a consistent undercoat for distressing.

Look at this lovely detail.

Over the Mocha paint, I applied two to three coats of Reclaim paint
in the Off-White color, distressed the piece and then finished it off
with a mixture of clear and dark brown wax.

I forgot to mention I finished the lovely piece sitting on the top of the dresser
to match, so that they could be grouped together if the buyer so desires.

A  couple pillows I made to display with the dresser and complete the
brown and off-white color theme.

I bought this sweet dresser over the summer at a nearby yard sale
from a lady named Janet, who said it belonged to her grandmother.
When I told her I had finished it and it was on it's way to the store, she said
her Grandmother would be pleased.  I'm glad it will find a home
with another family and live a whole new life for many years to come.
Do you ever wonder what stories an old piece of furniture would tell
if it could talk?
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Michele said...

Oh that is absolutely stunning! You did a fabulous job - as always.

Great post, great work!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I love the detail! Amazing.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The detail is so pretty Cindy and I love the results! I am not familiar with this type of paint...where do you buy yours? I notice you use this alot...have you ever used ASCP and if so, how would you compare it?~Hugs, Patti

High Street Cottage said...

Simply gorgeous! We have an old dresser in our guest room, we've had it for ages, and it was painted white with antique glass knobs when we bought it, we love it and never plan to part with it. You did a wonderful job!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love this dresser & the way it turned out is just lovely! xoxo, tracie

Snap said...

Gorgeous! The detail on the piece is wonderful and you've done a great job refinishing/refurbishing it. Yes, I bet it could tell wonderful stories! Happy Monday!

Multi Level Life said...

What's not to like!?!


Pamela Gordon said...

What a gorgeous dresser. I love the back board detail and the pretty drawer pulls. Beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous job you did on this piece Cindy!!
One of the pieces that I got a hold of had several pages of writing from a young child. I cannot remember what it said over and over and over again but know he was probably in trouble over something and punishment was writing this 100 or so times! Wondered at the time what little antic he was caught doing!!

Had a surprise off day as we got enough snow to shut down most of town! It has been nice having a surprise relaxing day! Hope all is well with you friend!

bee blessed

Carolyn said...

I love the dresser and also the vignette on top!


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