Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two Flights of Stairs but Worth It

I have to tell you this is the heaviest dresser I've bought so far.  Maybe it seemed heavier then usual because the owner lived two flights down from the main level of her apartment complex and wasn't able to help me carry it.  There's no way I could carry it by myself so I went looking for help.  There happened to be a man in the parking lot moving someone else in so I grabbed him.  He was a life saver.

This dresser is also the nicest one I have bought so far.  It didn't need to do any repairs on it like, wood filler, sanding  gluing, clamping, etc. etc. etc.

And the inside was so clean, I mean when I don't find someone's old tooth or disgusting floss, dried up food, or a hair ball that jams my vacuumn,  well then I just feel special.

I did however find this recipe for "Chocolate Supreme" jammed in the back of the dresser.  I thought it might be an old antique, but when I saw the computer print on it I figured it out.

For the dresser I made a homemade chalk paint again. This batch was a little different from the other one I usually make.  I used flat paint instead of latex satin.  I blogged and found a recipe that seemed to be the standard for those using flat paint.  You use:
1 cup flat paint
2 tbsp. plaster paris
small amount of water.
Mix the plaster of paris with the water separately and stir it until it's completely smooth.  Then mix it with the paint.

The handles are original to the dresser so I took them off, scrubbed them with dish soap and a tooth brush.  I later high lighted ithem with Rub and Buff.  That brought the right amount of shine and lustre back to them.
It had some really pretty wood

                                 It had some pretty scrolling on it that you can't see from a distance.

It turned out great and was so nice not to have to get into my carpenter mode to work on this.

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  1. It looks great. I love scrolling - it just adds so much.

  2. Great job. You are lucky to not have to deal with all the extra issues. I just worked on 2 dressers that had more problems than they were worth. I'd love to catch a break too.

  3. Very pretty dresser and thank HEAVENS for nice guys in parking lots!! (Thank you, Nice Man)

    Nice job :)

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Furniture Feature Friday@ Miss Mustard Seed's linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

  4. Totally adorable - great transformation!

  5. Gorgeous! That's a great redo.


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