Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The antique dresser is finished…finally!


Nothing like having 15 members of your family and friends over for dinner to motivate you to finish a project…especially when that project is sitting in the middle of your front room!


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I have been working on this antique dresser for far too long – see original post here - but the effort has paid off! I love the way it looks in my master bedroom.
 
Remember how it looked before…
 
 
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Here is how it looks now…
 
 
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This beautiful dresser has been sitting, waiting, patiently, in my garage for its makeover. I purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray and gave it a fresh new look. After two coats of the Paris Gray, I did just a little bit of distressing, then finished with the Annie Sloan clear wax.
 
 
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I left the original hardware on because I love the style and look of the patina. I also love the original wooden casters…
 
 
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I set a large mirror, that I have had for years, on top and love the look of it just leaning against the wall. Not sure if I will leave it gold…but it works for now.
 
 
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I will be using this dresser to hold my jewelry and quickly filled it up and styled the top with some of my favorite things…
 
 
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So happy to have this done…and so pleased with the way it turned out!
 
 
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Today, I am off to the market to shop for Thursday and prepare the house for our Thanksgiving dinner and guests. 
 
 
How are you enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday this year?


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5 comments:

  1. After searching for casters for our coffee table I can really appreciate what a prize those are! You would pay a pretty penny for anything that cool...love that they are wood!

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  2. looks wonderful Laura, I am off to Ventura to see my whole family, thank you for working, I hope you get some business!!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Laura! I also love the 3-tiered silver piece on top of the dresser and how you are using it for jewelry AND your two-toned purple drapes. :-)

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  4. It looks beautiful Laura and I love the mirror with it and the way you styled it! What a great find. I love the casters too--it looks beautiful with all the old hardware.

    -Lane

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  5. I just noticed and commented on your first post about this back in September. I'm a bit behind in my reading. The dresser turned out beautifully, Laura! I love how all the details pop! Just lovely!

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