Friday, April 25, 2014

A New Dress For A Painted Dresser

Hey there! Happy Friday!

Last week I repainted a dresser that had been hanging out in Vera's Daughter for way too many months. It really was getting lonely and really wanted to be sold. But no one wanted to buy her...




Poor girl.

So I gave her a new outfit.






 
Nothing fancy.

Just a little creamy white - Italian Ivory by Paint Couture, and grey - British Grey by Paint Couture, some antiquing - RECLAIM Antiquing Glaze by Caromal Colors, and wax - Maison Blanche Amber Antique Wax






You can't tell from the before picture, but the sides of this dresser were yellow and white stripes. Yuk. It took three coats to cover them up. The rest only took two coats.





Sometime in the future I will talk more about Paint Couture paints. But for now I'll just say they are acrylic paints with a flat finish that, like chalky paints, are low prep or no prep, and are finished off with wax, or glaze, or lacquer. 





I think she is a beauty.





 
It was like a breath of fresh air after that troublesome Old Lavender piece (which turned out beautifully and has sold by the way). 

Have a great weekend!



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15 comments:

fiona anderson said...

I'm glad to hear you sold the Lavender piece, I'm sure this will go too.

Suzan Sweatman said...

It's gorgeous Karen - usually things pick up in the Spring, right?
And you just reminded me I have something in a consignment shop that's been there over a year - totally forgot about it LOL
XOXO

Art and Sand said...

Are you keeping her? She is GORGEOUS!

Gigi Harlan said...

Your painted dresser is drop dead gorgeous!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Kirby Carespodi said...

It is beautiful! I'm getting ready to give one a new "outfit," too. It sat in one booth for 4 months, and then the other for another 4 months. I love it, but you can't keep everything!

Michele Rosenbaum said...

Karen, Can I just say... I love this dresser! The colors are fabulous! I have to give Paint Couture paints a try sometime.

Kim Hood said...

Your dresser turned out beautifully! The details show up so much better now. Love the blue drawer! :-)
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Beautiful Karen! I think neutrals are the safe bet when it comes to selling things. I love these colors myself too. Have an awesome day!
Blessings, Deborah

Little Miss Maggie said...

No kidding, she's a beauty. I love her now, and I bet she won't last long. Beautiful make over.

Kate Hardin said...

Wow! Her new dress is gorgeous. She will fly out the door.

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love her new dress! I don't think she will stay for long!

MrsMajor Hoff said...

Very cool Karen-love the colors! Have a good weekend!

Joselyn said...

Beautiful! love the new color. I'm sure it will sell immediately. Nice makeover again.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a sweet makeover!!
Thanks for sharing with us a Project Inspire{d}. I'm featuring you there tonight!! :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/make-it-pretty-monday-week-99.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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