Sunday, June 12, 2011

if at first you don't succeed...

This piece went through several lives before reaching its final state.  You know what they say about 'trying again', so I kept at it.


(I had already filled a bunch of holes when I took the before picture).  The piece was gray, drawers were black.

First, I painted it white.  Wasn't working for me.

Then I painted it Louis Blue… better, but not 'it'.

Finally, a coat of Aubosson (spelling??) Blue did the trick.  I am so tickled with this piece!

I painted the mirror stand to match, but decided the photos came out much better without it.  This piece is on it's original casters, and has markings on the back dating it back to the early 1900's.

The knobs are from Anthropology.  My dad dislikes them :)  He said "It looked great until you added those ugly knobs!".  Gotta love honesty.

The hydrangeas are from my parent's garden, aren't they gorgeous?  Mine are in full bloom, but not as varied in color as these.  They say "summer" to me :)

thanks for stopping by!

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  1. love the color with those knobs! it is so funky and cute!!! great job- i do that, too, sometimes- just keep going til i get it right! :)

  2. Looks great! I love the color combination! You get an A plus for persistence!

  3. I have to say I dont agree with your dad, the knobs give it charm and funk!
    Way cute :)


  4. What a cute piece and a fun color. Good for you to keep at it until you got it how you wanted!

  5. Very pretty! Way to stick with it until you get to where you like it.

  6. it is such a fun, bright piece~ knobs and all! :)

  7. this is such a cute piece! great job!