Thursday, October 13, 2011

This Baby's For The Birds!

I have been painting,painting...and painting some more. I tend to have a few projects going at once. I get bored easily and the projects I enjoy the most are the ones with instant gratification. I feel somehow like maybe I accomplish more this way...or I could just be fooling myself. I let it ride until I feel the walls closing in and then I catch myself up.

That's where this lovely little baby came in...okay, that's a stretch but I could visualize it's potential when I rescued it from the mud floored carport of the guy who was giving her away. It wasn't hardwood but it was solid with many wonderful edges and crevices that would look great after a good priming, painting,
distressing,& waxing.      

Drum roll please...and here she is after!  I think she turned out beautiful! I am a sucker for anything with birds on it and the Cavallini paper I decoupaged on the drawer fronts is one of my favorites. I used a light aqua blue from the "oops" section at my local paint store in the finish it's kind of between a satin and an eggshell . I sanded the edges,rubbed them with brown shoe polish (I know that this is not the "right" way to do this, but I have had great success with it) and finished it off with a coat of clear paste wax. Oh, and of course brand new brushed silver hardware. I'm proud to say she already "flew the coop" to a new home where I hope they will love her as much as I did. 


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This turned out darling~ Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This turned out beautifully!


Debbi said...

Carrie!!! OMG this is gorgeous!! Is this the one you recently sold???

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I LOVE this dresser - I'm your newest follower! If you like dogs, I'd love to have you visit!

MelissaJane said...

Carrie, I'm glad you only just started blogging, because otherwise I'd be spending my entire day reading your archives. Every single piece you do is fantastic! I am so impressed, and wish I could come take classes from you! (Hey, there's an idea for you!)