Friday, May 16, 2014

White. Painted. Dresser.

Sometime last year I painted a dresser.

It was pretty.

Really pretty.


I said it was a French Linen/Old White mix. 

Truth is I think that it is a Coco/Old White mix.

Everybody thought it was beautiful.

But no one bought it.

But then someone did.

But guess what?

She paid extra for it to be repainted. 


Could we pause a moment here?

Have a moment of silence?

For the beautiful possibly French Linen, possibly Coco dresser with the Old White highlights...

That is now.     painted.           white.

Insert sad moment here.

You see, the dresser is going in her daughter's room and she wanted it to match the other painted furniture in the room.  

 Truthfully, I think she should have wanted to repaint this furniture to match the dresser....

But hey, a good customer is never wrong.

And this white dresser - painted with Paint Couture in Angelic, highlighted with a mixture of Paint Couture's Bronze Brocade and Gold Lame Gilding Waxes, waxed with Liberon Clear Wax, and finally a heavy coat of Miss Mustard Seed White Wax, belongs to her - not me.

I made one little error in judgement here. I should have used metallic paint to do the highlights on the piece. The gilding wax just melted under the clear wax layer. Ultimately it turned out just fine, but the highlighting is very light in many spots. In person the highlighting is nearly perfect. but the pictures don't reflect that very well.

I'm convinced that I need to work on my photography skills. Maybe in the fall.

At least she liked the top. It stayed the same. 

Do I sound bitter?

I'm not. 

I'm just tired. Trying to stay up to watch a VERY late basketball game.

I hope mom and daughter really enjoy this white painted dresser. 

The one with two beautiful paint jobs.

I know I'm not the only one who has had to repaint furniture to sell it. 

Tell me your saddest repainting story. 

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Art and Sand said...

I am sorry you had to repaint the piece, but I am glad for you that it sold.

I too am working on my photography skills - don't know what I am doing, but I am having fun trying.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Ha! I have no sad paint stories, since you were there for them! But..I am itching to finish getting settled and start painting...I have several pieces I'm wanting to paint...white. Figures!

Nancy's Notes said...

Paintng it twice, what a bummer, but it does look beautiful! Well, my sad story, I can't paint worth a darn!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Both variations are/were gorgeous, Karen. Oh...the pain of having to paint over the beautiful first version! I did a beautiful nightstand in Louis Blue and Old White for my niece who decided she wanted orange, pink and lime green in her room- like her friend. I cringed with every stroke of the brush. Hope you have a great weekend!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

I also prefer the first version but it also looks beautiful white.
My own sad painting stories involve entire rooms and just me. I'm my own adversary. Three times I have painted an entire room and then changed my mind and repainted within days. It's exhausting.

White Lace and Promises said...

White is always my favorite. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Lol! There is no accounting for taste my dear.

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I get it. I'm from the matchy-matchy school of decorating (like your customer). Love the idea of her repainting everything else to match YOUR beautiful dresser!!!



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