Friday, November 11, 2011

I feel So Much Lighter

I feel like I have had a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders!  The furniture pieces I showed you in this post are all done and delivered to the open house/furniture sale.  normally I enjoy working on such
neat pieces but I was working on five at the same time
and I was ready to be done with all of them.  However, they did turn out really nice and are
selling great, and isn't that what matters?  So I want to share with you the before's, and the afters.  This piece was bought off of Craigslist and was in really good condition.


I love the scrolling around the drawers and handles, won't they be even prettier in white?


It had a pretty good shine left on it from the last redo, so instead of sanding I pulled out my ASCP.  I really do love that stuff.  I used old white, then distressed her and gave her a good coat of Min Wax rub on poly. 


I'm so mad at myself for not taking after pictures where the light was good.  I remembered to take them once I was at the show. 


Someone had sealed the top with a paste or a wax, I mean a lot of it. I wanted to stain the top so I sanded and sanded but it hardly made a mark in it.  So I pulled out the stripper and used it.  When the old finish finally started to come off, it was a real thick white, sticky mess.  I could hardly get it off of my scraper.  I put the stripper on about eight time's
trying to get through the paste.  l then sanded some more only to
find out that the top really wasn't very pretty at all.  So all that stripping was in vain, I ended up painting the top, and then sealing it about three times with rub on poly.


Every piece is so different, and I learn from each one.  I think that's why I enjoy doing this so much.  I do love how it turned out.   So take another look... 
Before and After





Thanks for stopping by,
I love your comments and new followers as well.
Sandi

30 comments:

  1. What a beautiful transformation. It came out so lovely but sounds like you had a tough job getting it there. I hope it found a lovely home.
    Cindy

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  2. this is absolutely beautiful!!! what a lovely piece. fantastic job!

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  3. It's amazing what a little paint can do! This looks so good.

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  4. This is an amazing transformation! I love the color...it looks wonderful. I'm your newest follower from the dittle dattle party. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too.
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the white, it makes the beautiful details pop

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  6. That's gorgeous! Makes me want to do that technique to everything in my house :)
    Cheers, Andrea

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  7. The details are great on them and I do love them white!

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  8. The details look so wonderful when painted white!

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  9. that is so sweet~ the details around those top knobs are so unique and pretty!

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  10. It's super! It looks so much better in white

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  11. Great re-do! I love it in white and the scroll work is beautiful. Found you on HoH party. :)

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  12. It turned out wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  13. Sandi, this is a beauty! I just love white so clean and wonderful, I love that you painted the hardwear too. Great job I wish I could find a dresser like this to refinnish.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Lindsay @ country girl home

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  14. It's me again. I am a new follower!! I hope you don't mind I pinned this on pinterest. I just love all the furniture you re do.
    Lindsay

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  15. So cute! Visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/ for a giveaway!

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  16. That's so pretty! I love the way the brass details pop when it's all white.

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  17. Beautiful! What is ASCP?

    Thank you,
    Shelley

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  18. Sorry about that, ASCP is Anne Sloan's Chalk Paint. Look up Annie Sloan on the internet and it will tell you all about her great paint.

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  19. You sure worked hard on this one! But it came out looking great, like they always do. I bet you are happy be done for a bit(?) and that they are selling fast!

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  20. White is always right, looks great! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  21. Beautiful project! All you hard work definitely paid off.

    Would love if you would share this at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-3/

    Alida

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  22. What a great looking piece, My furniture 's Old White is almost gone so I think I will mix it with various colurs and make it more attractive. Will be best looking with combo of white and lavender.

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  23. Oh, Sandi - that piece turned out so pretty! Love all the details! Don'tcha just love ASCP...????? ♥ You're so right about each piece being different. I think each one has it's own "personality". :)

    xoxo laurie

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  24. This is gorgeous. I can so relate to your working on multiple pieces at once and feeling like you are ready for it to be over. I just finished up a sale last week and I am still recovering. :0 Thanks so much for sharing your magnificent work on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  25. I featured your dresser.

    http://itssoverycheri.com/2011/11/19/saturday-showcase-11-19-2011/

    Cheri

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  26. Lovely job Sandi. I noticed you changed the drawers around, LOL

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  27. Sandi--you did a great job! this is a really pretty piece. Working on 5 at a time can be a challenge. I like to work on several at one time, but I can see where that many could be overwhelming!
    gail

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