Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An Oldie but a Goodie

This was one of my pre-store projects, and continues to be one of my favorite make overs to date.


This was a fabulous, HEAVY, solid wood dresser. Very simple. Very plain. Opportunities abound!


Peeling varnish.


Boring knobs. Paperclip artwork.


Sigh. Lovely wood beneath the chipping varnish. If I did it all over again, I would re-stain the top and paint the base. But, as it was, I painted it.


Hmmm? What to do when you don't have enough of one color for an entire piece? Mix them.
Black and white.


Change boring knobs.


Paint the exterior in a very dull and flat grey. Hmmm....now what?


Free hand musical terms on the drawers to tie in the whole music theme.


Finish with medium distressing and black glazing.



The money shot...antique music lined the drawers!

This post is inspiring me. I think I might need to replicate my own idea.


Let's see what happens to this desk in the next week or two!

19 comments:

  1. This is just adorable, Michele! I love what you did!

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  2. It looks great, I love the music inside the drawers.

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  3. This is great! I love all the musical elements of it!

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  4. Super!!! And paperclip art? I died laughing. My daughters were guilty of some of that!
    Fondly, Tami
    www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

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  5. PS I'm a new follower.
    Fondly, Tami

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  6. its gorgeous, you did a fab job, im now following you xx

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  7. What a great redo! I love the drawer pulls!

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  8. so cool! and i can't wait to see what you come up with for that desk! get on it, girl!

    amy

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the sheet music handles...what a stroke of genius! Following along to see more of your beautiful pieces...I'd really love it if you could spare a moment to drop by my blog too :)
    Cas x

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  10. LOVE THIS DRESSER REDO, WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT ON MY REVIVAL MONDAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS OK,
    LAUREN

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  11. Love this dresser re do.
    Would love to know how you made those knobs.
    Pleased to follow you, look forward to browsing your whole blog.

    Linda
    http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/

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