Sunday, January 27, 2013

You bought me what?


Bedroom pieces in the waterfall style are everywhere, I come upon dressers and vanities the most often. I never really consider buying them since I tend to be drawn to the curvier styles with lots of edges to distress.

I do however own an entire waterfall style bedroom set...unpainted none the less. It belonged to my grandparents who gave it to my parents when they got married; who then gave it to my husband and I when we got married 29 years ago. It now is the resting place for my overnight guests. I remember late in my Senior year (yes, I was a mere baby when I got married) spending countless hours out in the garage giving it a new coat of varathane in anticipation of starting my new grown-up life.


Well, the moral of this story is never say never. Awhile back I had a waterfall vanity kind of just land in my lap. There was a misunderstanding at the shop and another member bought it from a customer after she told her I wanted it. She couldn't get ahold of me and didn't want me to miss out so she picked it up thinking she could just sell it to me. I was more than a little surprised when I got the call saying it was there for me. I didn't really want it, and in fact had never even seen it before. However I felt obligated to buy it under the circumstances. Thank goodness she only paid $15 for it!



It had been sitting in the garage for awhile awaiting a burst of inspiration to hit me upside the head. Finally, it spoke to me. I decided to kind of do a tone on tone chevron pattern across the top. The last chevron piece I painted was much bolder and only lasted about a week at the shop. I know the object is to sell things, but I kind of like them to stay around just long enough so I can admire them before they are scooped up.



I also had a small amount of french inspired paper in a pink butterfly print that was just enough to cover the four drawers. Now pink won't always work, but this is a vanity after all. I was able to find a dresser mirror at the Goodwill that I painted to match. I actually was pretty pleased with how it turned out all things considered. It is old fashioned feminine with just the right touch of sass in the form of chevron.




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6 comments:

andrea@townandprairie said...

This is gorgeous! Art Deco waterfall is one of may favorite styles...so people out there don't care fro ti at all, but I like the tailored look that can be played up or down. Your is delishiously modern yet still caught in the romance of time. Love it!!!

Cristina Garay said...

What a beautiful job you did! I love the subtle chevron pattern and that awesome butterfly print!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

turned out really Pretty!! love that paper!

Donna Wilkes said...

love the tone on tone chevrons and the paper on the drawer fronts.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

So pretty. I love the paper you used. I papered a dresser years ago and still love it. What fun.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I really like the paper you used on the drawers Carrie. Hope it sells quickly for you... after you have admired it for awhile. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.