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.


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.


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 :)

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  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?

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

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

  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!

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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

    :D Lynda

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