Friday, August 20, 2010

Furniture update --

Some time back I showed you a couple of dressers that I bought used in order to make them over and sell them.

I've shown you  the painted birds already--my daughter bought that chest of drawers from me for my grand-daughter. I enjoyed painting it up pretty for her room.

You may remember the other dresser was very 'mod' looking-- but quite old.  It was mahogany  with a blonde veneer on it... very good bones just needed a fresh make up job!
The wood was dried out and worn out...
The  knobs were missing a few and were dated and tired...

I replaced the shell shaped knobs with plain wooden knobs-- painted silver
I kept the draped leaf shaped knobs--- and painted those silver.

Painted the enitre piece Flat black and then went over it with my trusty can of  OOPS paint, " Fired Steel"  from Walmart...ssshhh!   I bought this little quart and I love the matte finish it gives to my furniture and frames.

I KNOW! THE  pictures are a little bit  REALLY  CRUMMY...   but please bear with me!!! 
They are really honest pictures too.   The first picture at my house was taken in the furniture grave middle bedroom.

the second in my dear daughters storage / spare bedroom...they are remodeling  other parts of her house at the time it was taken.  Maybe I'll get  good picture one of these days... But don't hold your breath!

Ok... So, I've been getting on her just enough to update about the GRANDS. But there are other things going on in my life besides grandkids...honest! 

I just haven't been recording it all here.  I hope to catch up with everyone.  I miss blogging.  But such is life,huh?

God Bless you
Thanks for reading!


Granny said...

That is a great transformation. I love the finish with the silver handles. Grandbabies do have a way of taking up our time don't they? I wouldn't have it any other way.

The Boston Lady said...

Good gracious woman! When have you had the TIME to do such wonderful work?!? What a great transformation. I have missed seeing your posts and am glad things are going along well.

Coleen's Corner said...

Sweet! Looks great and it's good to have you back. But, only grandbabies are good enough excuses for absences - lol Housework and laundry can wait, huh?

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These have turned out wonderfully! I do happens!

Prior said...

Hey, I've been off for awhile, too, but glad I popped in to see these great pieces! I love the black and silver, very cool piece to start with, like you said, "great bones"! Glad to see you've had time for some creating! Lezlee

Anonymous said...

Well we miss you too! You will have to do something special with those few shell knobs though. Too unique to not use somplace!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness!~ Both pieces are beautiful!
But, I love the birds!
Thank you for sharing!

Pat Harris said...

I love both pieces. The black is stunning. Good job. Blessings, Pat

Prior said...

Hey, just wondering how things were with you? Lezlee