Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A "would you buy it" continued

A couple of weeks ago I was given this dresser. It needed some help. Click here for that post.
I painted the drawers inside because of a 'mildew' smell. It helped.
Monday (Halloween) I painted the dresser with ASCP Versailles and Old White after giving the dresser a light sanding to remove the loose varnish.
Tuesday I painted the dresser with ASCP Paris Grey and Old White.
This isn't the end though, it hasn't been 'worn a bit', has no handles and hasn't been waxed. That is for another post.
Can you believe the dahlia's haven't been 'frosted' yet - picked these on October 31st.

Some more 'colour' changes might be happening too. A comparison of the 'as it came', Versailles and Old White and finally Paris Grey and Old White.

More to come another day.

Linking with:
Restore Interiors:Restore It Wednesday
Very Merry Vintage Style: Share the Love
Southern Savvy Style: Wow Us Wednesday
Bunny Jeans Decor and More: Bunny Hop
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
A Bowl Full of Lemons


  1. I am impressed!! You totally REDEEMED this piece and gave it a whole new life!!! I am following you closely as I have many pieces here at home I want to refinish but the only thing I have done so far is the Shabby Chic look. You inspire me!

  2. I love the colors you chose. Would look good with burlap...turned out great!

  3. You're definitely bringing it back to life... can't wait to see it when your finished. I'm enjoying your creative process...thank you for sharing!

  4. I'm liking this transformation! What a difference! I know that the end result will be perfect.


  5. I love what you did with the Paris Gray and Old White! So glad your "saving" this piece. Great job!

  6. Wow, what a difference some elbow grease and paint makes! It is looking great! One of these days I need to try come chalk paint:)

  7. what a lovely transformation!!!!!

  8. Versailles...Paris Grey...beautiful possibilities...looking forward to seeing your finished piece!

  9. I love it! If you still have a problem with musty drawers, try a few drops of rosemary essential oil. That's what British antique dealers use.

  10. I've never used ASCP yet but I see it all around. Yours turned out fantastic, do you see a big difference with ASCP? Worth the money?

  11. ooh! lookin' good! can't wait to see what comes next!


  12. I also like to restore my furniture.
    I really enjoyed your blog.


  13. It has so much more character painted two colors! I will look forward to seeing what you do with the hardware.

    Thanks for sharing this at the Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!


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