Friday, January 1, 2010

Amoir Amore

This is a past furniture project I did...

I think I completed the project in July -09.

I wasn't posting furniture projects for all the world to see but looking back on the year last year-- well there was a lot of stuff I wasn't doing and a LOT LOT LOT of stuff that I was doing but had rather of NOT!

This was something fun I did- It started out to be for my first born's first born...and ended up INSTEAD being a much needed item for my daughter's and hubby's clothes. Whatever works.
I think it turned out adorable.

As you can see from this picture it had a awful green color scheme (you can't see but this piece is CRACKLE PAINTED and the veneer on the door is bubbled)- this was going to take some creativity on my part
The layout is hanging clothes on the right; on the left a "cubbie" with an oval shape cut out for what I assume might have been a mirror originally and below that- five drawers which all needed work!
Another shot of the crackle paint and I've started sanding at this point. I don't have pictures of the mid work that was done, but I ended up plastering over most of the side surface to give it a smooth finish. I rubbed the plaster while it was wet with a sponge until it was relatively smooth.
This is the picture of the 'cubbie' door while it was off the piece. I had to glue it back together it was broken in half, then I sanded it and painted it. I did NOT replace a mirror.

These last pictures were taken after it was moved to her house -- right in the middle of moving and unpacking as you can see by the clutter. Hey- the camera was handy!
I stretched part of an old lace table cloth I bought for a dollar at Bargain Land (my favorite place to shop!) I made a stencil and spray painted the SILVER 'M' in the middle (for my daughter's last name). That was my favorite part.

This is a pretty good shot of the door. Remember? the veneer was bubbled? Well, what I did was take the framing apart turn the veneer insert over (so it is toward the inside of the piece) and vi`ola! The outside part is smooth. The color scheme with the chocolate and silver is my daughter's taste. I like it!

What do you think?

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The Little Red Shop said...

What a great project! Thank you for visiting my blog!

: )

Julie M.

Kate @ Twenty-Six 2 Life said...

Green crackle paint = ick! Great job!

maribeth said...

i will have to say that i don''t know if i would have seen the potential in that piece! you did a great job! thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my high chair!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

What a fabulous makeover. Isn't amazing what a little paint and hard work can do?

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

That is outstanding! Turning the insert over is genious!! And the stenciled unexpected touch. Well done!!


Patti said...

Wonderful makeover...looks lovely. Happy New Year

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Nice job. Ugh, I hate working with veneer--isn't it just the worst? Especially when it's chipped and broken, which is what I often find.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Happy New Year!

Cassie said...

Very nice work! Looks like a substantial piece of furniture. Great storage, too.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You really did wonders with that piece. It was in terrible condition and I'm not sure even I would've braved working on it. Your hard work paid off and it looks great!

SweetMelissa said...

You did a great job with this challenging piece!! Doesn't it feel great to finish a piece like this that most would have just thrown away?! (it doesn't feel great know, when you're thinking..."what was I thinking!" HAHA) I've never tried plaster, good idea! I usually either cut away the warped spots and hit it hard with wood filler, or put the paintable textured wallpaper on those recessed areas and that actually adds a very pretty touch too.

Thanks so much for commenting on my new years post...cause it brought me to you!!! Have a great year and keep those projects coming!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome looks outstanding!!! A little hard work sure did pay off! You have a new's me:)


Kim said...

Wow! I'm in awe over the great re-do projects I'm encountering on blogs. Y'all are absolutely inspiring! I want to go find an old, beat-up piece of furniture and rehabilitate it :-)