Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Red and Shiney

I love Craigslist, it's where I find 95% of all my furniture, including this one.

So the high gloss needs to go (I'm thinking something a little warmer) as well as all those paint runs.  There are several places on the skirt that are broken so I will be gluing and clamping today.  The top is in rough condition so it definitely can't be stained.  There are places that look like something really hot was left on it because it's bubbled and has lifted.  I will be sanding a lot inside the drawers and on the side's of the drawers because there is red spray paint all over the place. 

I'm working on about four dressers right now but you can see the red paint on the back of the small drawer.  The other drawer that looks red belongs to another dresser and I will have to use an oil base primer on that one, bummer.

So I finally got all the red paint concealed and the hole's  patched.  I painted her in Sherwin Williams graycon green, which is one of my favorite colors.  I used a Val spar glaze on it and then finished with Min Wax rub on poly.    The color is darker then the picture so I tried some indoor and out door pictures. 

 I have lined drawers with fabric and scrapbook paper before and liked them both.  I was at the dollar store the other day and found this contact paper that guaranteed it was removable, which is a big concern of mine, but yet stayed in place.I had to try it because it really is much easier then the other two options.  I have to say it worked really good and was so fast and easy.  I pulled it up and
resituated it more then once and it still stuck when I was done with it.  The down side was that the dollar store had two pattern's in stock so if you see any and like it, grab it.

The last photo is truest to it's real color (I need a new camera), it's a color that would go with about anything.

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  1. Sheesh, I'm amazed at what a little hard work can do! This is so gorgeous! I'm off to look for some Craigslist furniture right now! As always, excellent job!

  2. What a gorgeous transformation!!! Beautiful color and love the interiors of the drawers!!!

  3. Wow! I need to shop on YOUR Craigslist -- never find things like this on there when I'm looking! The color is just perfect and LOVE how you lined the drawers. Those extra touches make such nice 'surprises' for anyone who uses the piece - great job!!

  4. A very pretty dresser now, I think she was very uncomfortable being in the high glossy red dress! Now she's oh so pretty in the graycon green. A very nice transformation, and she's look real pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  5. Wow...what a big difference. Love the transformation. Thank's for linking up to DIYbyDesign's Fall into Fall party.

  6. What a job! it turned out very classic. I love that color and you are right - it would fit into any decor!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  7. what a great piece, it is SO much better in this softer color. great job!

  8. Oh this is stunning! I love the new color!! I'm now following you and I would love it if you want to link up to my link party this week! You can find it here:

  9. It's so pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Primp. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. I can't believe that is the same dresser - beautiful job!
    I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. What a beautiful piece! I never have much luck with Craigslist. I think I am going to hop on right now and see what I can turn up?! Life to the full, Melissa

  12. what a dramatic difference! so soft and pretty now!

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