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Sunday, July 31, 2011

White Dresser

I realized after visiting the store on Friday that I have no white furniture! I sold the white end table I had with the painted butterfly.
Color is something I adore.
I am sure that the neutrals sell better.
So this weekend I used the color white.

Remember the dresser from my sister's wedding?

Knowing that painted furniture sells better than unpainted right now I decided to paint this to sell!

I really loved it just the way it was but I am not keeping it.

I painted it all and heavily distressed it. I left a lot of the crackled finish to come through. 
Yes Lesley those are your mushrooms!

I played around with the finish on this one and how I painted it.

Looked at it more like art.

added these gorgeous knobs

Laid the mirror on top instead of putting it back together since it is going to the store.

The woman that sold me this piece said it was from the 1800's.

Not sure but it is old. You can tell by the construction.

I love my color but every now and again I guess white is ok for me!



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TheCrankyCrow said...

This one of your projects that had me a little nervous....I liked the piece as it was and am hesitant to mess with something when it's fairly liveable of that age. But I like it - I really like the white! The heavier distressing just makes it so "believeable!" Another nice transformation Deneen! Have a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Debbiedoos said...

That looks great. I like the weathered look on this piece. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I looks fantastic Deneen. I would have a had time parting with it.

Aleks said...

this is so gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT!! Martina

The Feathered Nest said...

Girl, this dresser will sell IMMEDIATELY!!!! When you paint in neutrals, black, white, khaki....the pieces are so SELL-ABLE! I don't think that's a word though :) After owning the antique store for several years, I finally figured this out. I love your painting technique too ~ just GORGEOUS!! Let me know if it sells fast...cause I got a feeling! hugs and love, Dawn

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Anonymous said...

Looks nice. I love the color

Jacque said...

You have done an amazing job fixing this up. I'm sure the ladies over at my blog would love to see it. Please stop by and link up on my Sundae Shake Up!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

Decor & Harmony said...

Love the color, shading and the shadow effect that it has, you're right it is art :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love it!! It came out so pretty!!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! I have a piece that I've been wanting to refinish and I think this would be perfect.

I'm a new follower now - thanks for all the inspiration! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh my...what a beautiful makeover! So happy I stopped by!

Veronica said...

Looks amazing. Great job.


Ispirato Design said...

I really liked it as it was too but you are right about painted pieces selling better. Enjoyed your post- I'm your newest follower.

Stop by sometime- I'm having a pet portrait give away!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great. I like it sanded heavily like that. I am sure it will sale quickly. We go through Murfreesboro on the way to our son's on Nashville. Where is the shop?

Pamela said...

What a great piece! I have friends that live near you in Mt Juliet!