Friday, June 24, 2011


The title of this post is not creative at all ~ just accurate.  This is the heaviest piece, by far, I've ever worked on.  It has NINE heavy drawers (3 behind each cabinet door & 3 in the middle) and it is certainly lighter without all of those, but even with all the drawers out, it is still serious stuff.

Are these the worst 'before' pictures ever?  Sorry…


I painted it in Annie Sloan's country gray, which is really more of a khaki to me.  Then sanded, waxed with clear and finally waxed with a teensy bit of dark.  I also stripped & stained the top in dark walnut.  I was able to use two of the original drawer pulls (the two on the top drawer) but the rest were broken.  So I filled holes & made do with what I had.  I like the combination of all the different but similar hardware styles.

I am really tickled with this piece.  And it is already sold, which is always nice!

thanks for stopping by!  We're enjoying a fabulous weekend away (thanks for all of the 'happy anniversary' wishes!) and I have one more good post to share before we get back home, so stay tuned.


I *PROMISE* I'll shut up about the giveaway soon, but don't forget about it!  We'll draw a name on Monday!

nking to these great parties:
Restore Interiors Restored It Wednesday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
My repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesdays


  1. Love the dark top. And it DOES look heavy!!

  2. I love what if turned out like. Why did you think you needed to strip the top? I'm just warming up to a big job and could use all the hints out there. Thanks have a wonderful getaway.

  3. What a beautiful piece! You did a great job!

  4. Can I have this? You don't have the heart to tell me no RIGHT??? What a beauty I love that you stained the top and painted the piece. I'm just as tickled as you are. Looking forward to seeing more of your transformations :)

  5. Kathie-What a fabulous piece that turned out to be. I love it and I think the mismatched hardware just adds to the overall charm. Perfect! xo Diana

  6. It looks so beautiful! Good idea with the hardware! :)

  7. that turned out gorgeous!! i love it when it's already sold, bonus!! i did a dresser JUST like that and it WAS THE HEAVIEST dresser, ever!!


  8. Kathie I love this piece with the dark timber top. This chalk paint looks and sounds like fantastic stuff. Have a great day. Sandy x

  9. This is one of my favorite pieces that you have done so far. Beautiful!

  10. It looks heavy! And now it's beautiful too!

  11. it's so pretty! i love those heavy pieces.... they are always so well made and will last forever. my husband of course doesn't like when i bring those hevay pieces home. ;)