Monday, January 9, 2012

A Trip To The White Side

Taking a break from painting to catch you up on what I've been working on. I have come to notice out in "blogger land" that there tends to be a lot of white or whitish furniture. I'm sure it's the safest route to go when re purposing a piece...white goes with everything; right?
I tried white in my own home sometime back and I just couldn't do it. I love color too much, plus for me it just felt too sterile. Not to mention, when you are raising children you may as well give in to the fact that unless it is slip covered, you'll be gritting your teeth a lot.


Well, awhile back I had picked up a dresser at the end of an estate sale. It was the most feminine piece I had ever purchased. It was a serpentine style with a mirror and most beautiful fretwork of roses and flowers on a latticed background. This is one of two dressers I bought that day, the other is the aqua dresser I have shared previously.


I sat down the other day to begin working on it and guess what I did? I painted it white! I had pondered every color in the rainbow, but just kept coming back to white. I wanted the beauty of the fretwork to be in the forefront and every other color just took away from it.
It had a gazillion edges that distressed beautifully. It made me wish I had a little girl so I had a reason to keep it.


But alas, I had a huge hole in my booth so down to"The Roost" it went. I took a few quick pictures to share and went home. The pictures weren't quite what I wanted, but before I could head down to take some more the phone rang. The white beauty was going out the door with its new owner. I guess white was the right choice afterall...what do you think?

 




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21 comments:

Tam said...

beautiful... you always do a great job! blessings!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

It looks so much better! Well done!
Love, olga

artistamyjo said...

I think it's beautiful and you made a great choice. Wish I'd been there to buy it too !
Hugs

Beth said...

Sometimes the furniture tells ya what color it should be, this was begging for white, It is gorgeous!! Love it! You did the "white" thing lol!!

Twice Nice said...

Simply beautiful! Deb

Heidi said...

Wow, that dresser is just BEAUTIFUL. I love that it is white, but I'm partial to white furniture :) I sell my furniture too and I go back and forth between painting it in a more fun and unique way or painting it white so that it will sell fast. I know I shouldn't just paint it to sell it, but since I'm just starting I get nervous about things not selling! I'm your newest member, if you have a chance I'd love if you visited me at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

White was the perfect color for that dresser. So very pretty! I'm not surprised it sold right away.

Petticoat Junktion said...

Carrie, I love this dresser. I don't think I've ever seen such a detailed mirror stand. You did a beautiful job and the white is perfect. By the way, thanks for following my blog, Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

A Cottage Muse said...

I LOVE this piece! You did a beautiful job, so happy I stopped by!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

I saw your link over at DebbieDoo's - this is beautiful! What a lovely find and the white looks wonderful.

chateau chic said...

This piece definitely looks beautiful in the white. It really shows off the details nicely. I love it!
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Claire said...

What a true beauty she is! I'm your newest follower from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!

Tammi Evette said...

It is so pretty I don't think I could have let it go!! Visiting from Debbies!

Drama Mama Lori said...

Carrie, this is just amazing! Your choice of white was perfect! New follower! - Lori

Debbi said...

I hope you are asking $$$ for that Carrie, it is gorgeous in white! I see you are blogging quie a bit now with the link up parties...I have not been too good lately. Just got settled back into a routine after the new year and found out the cat is in her last days, so things stressful and sad here.
Hopefully we can get together soon.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Gorgeous! I understand why she went out the door so quickly! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit sometime soon!!

andrea said...

Hello, I am new to your blog! The trim on that mirror is to die for! WOW! She will sell to one lucky buyer. I am a furniture junkie, so I love makeovers. I paint a lot of white too...I have painted other colors, but white sells faster and then I can move more product. I think with some people it might just all have to do with sales. I would love to see the aqua dresser! andrea@townandprairie

Sally said...

I love how it turned out...it is beautiful!! I just found your blog from the Debbiedoo's Party. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Beth Bailey Alyssabeths said...

Gorgeous, simpply gorgeous!

Chatty Chics said...

She's absolutely stunning. Great job! I think she looks perfect in white!
Melody
ChattyChics.com
PS Come link up at my place today if you can! You could win a $5 Starbucks cards. :)

Kammy's Korner said...

Carrie, what a BEAUTIFUL find!!! I think White fits it just perfectly. And I hear you about cringing with white and kids - I do it every day! haha