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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Creamy White Antique Dresser

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As much as I love color, sometimes white is essential in a space. One thing I have learned is that it is a neutral that sells! When I think about what I would like to put in to one of my stores, I know I need at least one white piece of furniture.

I came across this great dresser. It is so dark you can't even make out any of the details. That's where the paint comes in. This is the first time I had a problem working with Annie Sloan Paint. I use several different paints when I restore my furniture. I figured I needed to do this quick so I can get it in the store so I used ASCP. Because of the dark stain it bled through the color making this a headache to work with.

Have any of you had this problem?

I winded up making it work by layering waxes and paint. BUT WHAT A PAIN!

This is how it started out.


It is a really nice size and oh the detailing.


After much pampering I ended up with a beauty. I added crystal knobs to finish off.


It is a creamy white that will go with anything. Lightly distressed, the details are what makes the piece memorable.




I will be joining Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the 45th annual CMA awards tonight! The hottest ticket in Nashville! I am so excited! Look for me in the audience if you watch it!

I have so much to do but I am not gonna miss the opportunity to see my favorite country artists!

Have a great day!

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28 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh i love this one! the shape is awesome, and the paint treatment makes those details really stand out!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i agree with Cassie! love it!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

In general I think the ASCP works fine over most everything. But sometimes that mahogany finish can bleed through. I have had it happen once on a piece I did as well. Since I was down to almost the bottom of the can....I really panicked. But it goes so far that I was able to finish (whew!). I learned a lesson and next time I will do a small spot and see what happens. Then, my solution is a quick spray of primer to seal the mahogany dust. Since ASCP goes over everything (even oil based primer) I can just proceed as before! Have fun at the concert!

Three French Hens said...

Prettiest piece yet ! Perfect in every way.

Sue said...

This piece is really pretty- you started out with good bones and made it even better. Love the color! :-) Sue

Terry said...

You can really see the details so much better now. Love the transformation.

Bee happy said...

Wow, this looks amazing you have made it look so much better and the knobs just finish it off perfectly :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gorgeous Deneen....It just looks so much more elegant and commanding in its new color....

And oh - you lucky duck! How do you rate going to the CMA's??!!! Now I'm really jealous! (You went before, too, didn't you???) Have fun.....

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

sissie said...

Turned out very pretty. I haven't used ASCP but a few times and I thought it was okay. But, I have to say your piece looks nice.

Enjoy the CMA's!

hugs
Sissie

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Congrats on reaching 500 followers and all the fun adventures you've had along the way! Thanks for finding me so I could find you - I'm a new follower. I love seeing your store displays, I'm a booth-newbie, so I need all the inspiration I can get! Take care!

Lesley said...

The details on this dresser are stunning. I would have loved to have been the one to re-do this one. Beautiful.

I have struggled all week long with my bathroom cabinets. Haven't had a post because of it. :(

Your dresser looks awesome!!

Southern Junk Chic said...

Looks great Deneen! On some things I have to put the paint on really thick...but i like the comment about using a spray primer. That would save time and paint. Can't wait to see your next projects!

pointypix said...

This turned out stunning - I love the shabby chic look to distressed furniture and you got it perfectly!

Nashville sounds so exciting never mind that you're going to see your favourite country singers - I love the idea of visiting that part of the States! Have fun!

hastingshall2 said...

Such a beautiful transformation to the chest! Faye

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Those curves are delicious! So purdy!

carlarey said...

You are a stronger woman than me. I'd have thrown in the brush and walked away. Hope you enjoyed the awards.

Tammie said...

gorgeous as can be!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Nicely transformed! Lovely!
Haven't tried ASCP yet but really want to.

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

you are ridiculously talented... I would have walked past this dresser and now I see it looking so beautiful I want it... you have a great eye!!

EVA said...

Looks fabulous white/cream!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Oh, the creamy color is a huge improvement over the original! The glass knobs are perfect for it!

Joni Nickrent said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the way it turned out!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Turned out beautiful! Clever of you! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love how paint can give fresh life to just about any piece of furniture!

Gloria said...

I love it! Very nice job!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, it does look lovely!

bohemiannie! art said...

great transformation!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!