Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dressing her up!

I am happy to join Kim's Before and After party today!
This was a dresser I re-painted a few months ago!
It was such a great deal! Don't you love it when that happens!

I found this little beauty at a local thrift shop for $35.00.
My heart skipped a beat...
I had a vision of painting it white or black...
I left...didn't buy it...I was behaving
(I can do that sometimes..lol)

I went back the next week and it was still there...
Yep...she came home with me on that trip


I love the detail on the bottom and sides
and I just adore the bun feet!!



I used left over black paint from our summer painting projects.
It is by far the most versitail black paint!




I sanded the top before painting.
It did take 2 coats of paint.


It is a little cold here in Pa...
so we ran a heater in the garage so I could paint



The bottom drawer stuck and my thought was to sand it,
but first a phone call to dad to get his opinion...
He suggested to use some paste wax and that should do the trick..
it worked like a charm!!



Added some final touches with handles and knobs.

Did you spy the typewriter on top?


We found it at the Antique factory...
the kids love it!!!
Remember how it can only type in red or black and
dings when you are at the end of the paper!
Oh what fun!!
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33 comments:

kim said...

Great job on the chest. What a great price for that. It looks wonderful.

Jeanette said...

Wonderful transformation!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Love the style of that dresser! What a great find and transformation!! Well done!

Amy

Shelia said...

This is so lovely! Who would have known the result?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Midcenturymadam said...

Why does everything look better painted black? Your dresser looks beautiful. Perfect spot for the typewriter. Well done.

mishebe said...

Looks, good. I just started on a dresser myself and i have more paint stuck on my hands then the dresser. lol. mishelle

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful job on the chest. It turned out lovely.

Linda said...

I can't believe that you got that chest for only $35...what a steal...you did a outstanding job with it! Hope you have a wonderful week:)

Blessings,
Linda

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a fantastic piece!! You did a great job :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the look of vintage furniture when it is painted. Such a wonderful transformation. Hugs, Marty

vignette design said...

Great painted chest! It turned out nice! Love the old typewriter! That's what I learned to type on in 8th grade years ago!

michele said...

That turned out so beautiful!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great job!!!! I love that lil sweetie on top too!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

the dresser is gorgeous :) and the fact that it was still there when you went back only means it was meant for you. LOVE the black, it's so chic. and i've never heard of the finishing wax! what a great fix. dads do know what they're talking about sometimes... :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Wendy! Thankfully, no one else saw the potential and you were able to get it.

dee dee said...

Wendy,
I love the bun feet too! The dresser turned out fabulous!... dee dee

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love It!
Debbie

Kim said...

Just stunning - the handles look wonderful. What a deal you got!

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Remember when you asked me what I was looking for to go at the top of my stairs -- that was it! Looks great.

Mimi said...

Beautiful transformation!

Mary said...

Wow! That looks great...I love the bun feet! Thanks for sharing the paint.

elledee said...

what a great before and after! It's so pretty now

Alecia said...

great job refinishing the dresser- good lines- i learned to type on a manual typewriter- my dd loves to spot them on our antique/flea trips. glad you found one

Kansas Amy said...

Oh how I am on hunt for a old type writer that works! I am getting married in April (in Jamaica) but am having a reception when we get back in the states and I saw this cute idea to have a type writer available for guests to stop by and leave you a little note. You know, everyone likes to play with those things. I have a few months to find one.. wish me luck!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that chest black, Wendy. I see I was your first comment the first time you posted this. Thanks so much for linking tonight.

Sarah said...

You were wise to go back and get this one. It looks terrific. I left a great little side table recently and have regretted it.
Wonderful typewriter find! ~ Sarah

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks gorgeous!

Through My Red Door said...

I love that dresser! The bun feet makes it perfect and it looks so elegant painted black.

Thanks for sharing,
Sheila

The Inspired Nest said...

Girl you stole that! It looks great in black! I am loving it!

Ellie said...

What a beautiful piece! It looks so nice dressed up in black!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Good job! Love that old typewriter!!!

Nanniepannie said...

Wendy, I came over from Kim's Before and After. Great job on your dresser, it looks perfect. There is just something about black furniture I love. Keep making things beautiful!

ButterYum said...

Perfect transformation - it looks so modern now.

:)
ButterYum

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