Tuesday, June 21, 2011

french + graphite


This piece was horrific looking!  I guess you see them everywhere, but the gold & white combo never really gets any easier to take.  I found it at My Favorite Place in Chamblee.

Before…



I painted it in Annie Sloan's graphite ~ which changes colors depending on the light.  Sometimes it is blue, sometimes gray, sometimes black.   It gave this dresser a dramatic look that I really like.  After painting, I distressed with a cabinet scraper (my newest love) and went over the whole piece in clear & then dark wax.  I painted the original hardware a glossy black.

After…




I listed it & had an offer on it within the hour ~ crazy, after they got here later that evening, we learned they had driven from Chattanooga to get here!!  { that is about a 1.5 hour trip, if you don't know }

Love people who are furniture-crazy like me :)

DON'T MISS the GIVEAWAY of over $100 in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint products… link is here.

thanks for stopping by!
kathie


inking to these great parties:
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DIY by Design's Swing into Spring

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I recently bought a bedroom suit just like this, I have been dreading sanding all of that yelowy paint. Maybe I should try the chalk paint, did it go right over that glossy like finish?

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  2. I love the color you chose! The finish looks sweet!

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  3. Congrats on such a quick sale! That is a cool color and now she is more beautiful than ever!

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  4. great news on the sale! CL is not so good to me!
    funny how annie's paint changes colors! henrietta... pink/purple!

    really nice job on this redo Kathie!
    gail

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  5. Wow! Love the chest! That color is perfect on her!! Who wouldn't drive to pick her up!!
    Blessings!!

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  6. Love it! I can see by the different angles of pictures you took that she looks different colors in different light situations! Lucky people that now own her!! xo Diana

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  7. I love what you did with this piece. You turned a very common look into something that is very unique. Good job.

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  8. i think this might be my fave ever of a few good pieces!!!! i LOVE it! the color looks awesome on the french piece!

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  9. Kathie, that piece is just gorgeous! I love the color...great choice!

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  10. LOVE the new finish!! Especially against your blue/gray walls! great job! xo

    :D Lynda

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  11. Nice finish. I'm not surprised it sold quickly.

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