Sunday, March 25, 2012

Before and after dresser

I know this doesn't look so terrible in it's wood state - but it really was in rough condition -

Here she is now

Painted it with ASCP old white - and paris gray - and I am still on the fence about distressing this one, so have left it as is for now -

I did distress this old mirror that came with another dresser - it's just sitting on the dresser.

The dresser had to be primed - because stains kept coming through the paint ( after 2 coats ) and
I spray painted the knobs and back plates...................
What do you think - should I distress the hell out of it?  Or leave it as is?  This one is staying - the
drawer space is great and I even have one empty one ( but 2 storage boxes under the bed of
clothes so I suppose I shouldn't be bragging about one empty drawer, lol )

I am also torn about whether I should just paint it all white to be honest with you - this one definitely
did not speak to me as loudly as they usually do - for the most part as soon as I look at a dresser it
screams out at me ( I have to tell it to keep it's voice down ) what it wants me to do - but this one
kind of whispered - " do whatever you want, I don't care " so I did - and am second guessing myself
daily on it.

John just came home with another dresser - you'll have to excuse the angle  -  this is how it was posted for sale so just turn your head around lol because I am too lazy to take a picture of it right now


 Anyways he tells me I sent him to the gates of hell - slumville so bad that he was nervous driving around
 the area - at one point there was a group of kids sitting outside a corner store and he thought they were
 planning to jump him - lol.  I'm laughing but I would have drove straight out of there because I am afraid of
 my own shadow - I am so nervous that I prefer not to go with him because I don't like going into strangers
 houses - I always wonder if these are phony adds meant to lure the innocents in and rape and kill them.
 I've even had that thought when people are coming here to buy a piece - do you think maybe I watch those
 crime shows a little too much?
 It is not easy being me - but I'm stuck with myself ( so is John unfortunately lol )

 Happy Sunday all

 xxx

Partying with the following gracious ladies


Debbiedoo's
http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2012/03/vintage-rooster-newbie-party-started.html#comment-54582
DIY home sweet home
http://diyhshp.blogspot.ca/2012/03/more-merrier-55.html
Making the world cuter
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/03/making-the-world-cuter-monday-giveaway-for-75-amazon-gift-card-march-26-2012/
I should be mopping the floor
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/03/mop-it-up-mondays-9.html
Boogie Board Cottage
http://www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.ca/2012/03/welcome-to-65th-masterpiece-monday.html
A Simply Klassic Home
http://asimplyklassichome.blogspot.ca/2012/03/simply-klassic-sunday-link-party-and_24.html
Coastal Charm
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.ca/
My uncommon slice of suburbia
http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
Elizabeth & Co.
http://www.elizabethandco.blogspot.ca/
Creatively Living
http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.ca/
The Farmhouse Porch
http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.ca/
Kammy's Corner
http://kammyskorner.blogspot.ca/
No Minimalist Here
http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.ca/
Primitive & Proper
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.ca/
Shades of Amber
http://shadesofamberinc.blogspot.ca/2012/03/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-link-party_27.html
Savvy Southern Style
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.ca/2012/03/wow-us-wednesdays-59-and-winner.html
Lil Pink Pocket
http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.ca/
Miss Mustard Seed
http://missmustardseed.com/2012/03/furniture-feature-friday-link-party-5/#comment-80012
French Country Cottage
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/
Decorating Insanity
http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/furniture-friday-11-link-party.html
At the Picket Fence
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
Days of Chalk and Chocolate
http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.ca/
Common Ground
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.ca/

46 comments:

  1. You are too funny, I understand the feeling you get going into a strangers house I usually bring my husband or a friend okay that aside......OMG! this is an amazing transformation I love the two colors together. Do you plan on showing off this baby at all the linky parties? You should! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the other piece, by the way you are a no-reply blogger :( is that the plan? Have a great week!!

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  2. thanks and yes I will be attending as many parties as I can -
    I usually drink a glass of wine while doing it - so it really is a partay..........
    and again THANKS Vicky for helping me out with no reply blogger.
    xxx

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  3. Turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Thanks Debbie for hosting such a great party for all of us newbies............
      Still learning!
      xxx

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  4. thanks Debbie - hope your big move was seamless!
    Suzan

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  5. Love, love the dresser and the color is fantastic...thank you for sharing!!

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  6. Thanks so much Shirley! I suppose I should stay away from distressing on this piece?
    xxx

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  7. I love it - it looks fantastic as is. Leave as is for now and when you want a change then distress it.

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  8. Totally AMAZING. The details are insanely beautiful and make the piece. It's perfect!
    Stacy

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  9. Found you at Boogie Board, Love Love the dresser, great job! I want to work with grey next! Newest follower, hope to see you visit and follow along. Victorian flat, how exciting!

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  10. I'm visiting from Debbie Doos and I love this project! That dresser is absolutely AMAZING! What attention to detail!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  11. Wow - I am overwhelmed - thanks so much everyone!
    In the words of Sally Field, " they like it, they really really like it!!!! " lol
    Big fat hugs,
    Suzan

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  12. THAT is one gorgeous piece furniture, Suzy!! Wow! I LUV Paris Grey. It's one of my fav ASCP colors. Such a perfect gray, isn't it? I'm glad that you didn't distress it,either. It just looks so chic and elegant this way! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  13. I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

    This project turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Your inspiration is ... well ... inspiring!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  14. Found you at Debbiedoo's! Lovely dresser!!! I just posted a china cabinet in gray and white, too. Love the color combo!

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  15. It looks fab the way it is, so I would say distressing it depends on your lifestyle. Our family moves every 3 seconds (military...), so I distress EVERYthing. That way, when the movers torture my furniture, it only adds to the character! Great job on this piece! -diane

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  16. Thanks everyone - found this particular piece at the Sally Ann - and it was a last minute grab because I had already purchased 3 other items ( to restore and sell ) this one had my name on it from the beginning, lol
    It's so encouraging to receive all these comments - you are all the best!!!
    Cyndi your china cabinet is beautiful - you simply cannot beat gray and white, right?
    Laurie you are too kind - hugs
    Thanks Linda - moi? inspiring? wow
    and I think distressing furniture for a constant mover is brilliant, lol
    Love to all
    Suzan

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  17. Super fabulous makeover. Just love paint!
    XO
    Kristin

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  18. Well, I think it would look great distressed... but it also looks great at it is. Sorry, I guess that's not much help, eh? I sometimes have the same thoughts about people coming to my house to look at a piece I've redone... I always make sure I'm never alone!

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  19. I love the colors; I say leave it as is, and without distressing. It's beautiful enough to dress up a feminine room, and neutral to fit into a masculine space.

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  20. This is gorgeous, Suzy! You did an awesome job! I'm your newest fan. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

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  21. I love painted furniture1 This piece looks awesome, lovin' that grey.
    I would love for you to come share this at my linky party, Cowgirl Up! going on right now!
    ♥Linsey

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  22. Your chest turned out beautifully. I really like the colors you used.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

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  23. gorgeous! i love the shape and love the colors as well! it's so elegant and chic!

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  24. That really turned out well. I like the two tone look. I haven't jumped on the chalk paint wagon yet, but I have a piece in my garage that is crying for it.

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    1. Thanks Pam, JUMP - you'll never look back!
      xxx

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  25. Beautiful! Love two tone look and the distressing.

    Thanks for linking up at Simply Klassic!

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  26. Thanks Kristin for hosting!
    Hugs,

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  27. Wow, it's gorgeous! Every last detail is so pretty, I really love the shiny knobs! I can't wait to try ASCP!

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    1. Thanks Colleen for your kind words - you'll love this product!!!!
      Suzan

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  28. Thanks Jenny - really appreciate it!!
    Working on her mate now.
    xxx
    Suzan

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  29. BEAUTIFUL makeover!!!
    Thanks for sharing it at Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  30. Stunning! I can't get enough gray right now.

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  31. Thanks so much - I was thinking of changing it to all white right after I did it - but am loving the combo myself now

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  32. It is gorgeous! I will be featuring it this week.
    XO

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  33. Wow, another feature!!!! Cannot believe it - many many thanks!
    Suzan

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  34. I am in love with the dresser - I am also your newest follower.

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  35. Yay! You're a feature today!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/04/features-latest-and-greatest-26.html

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  36. Love what you did to this dresser. What a transformation! Thanks for following my blog, just signed up to follow you back! ~Kristie

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  37. That is fantastic! I reminds me of my own dresser-restoration project that my mom and I did a while back: http://differenthomeschoolgirl.blogspot.com/2011/09/dresser-project.html

    -Abby
    www.PictureBritain.com

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  38. I love it!!! What a great combination: the curvy lines of the dresser with the very clean lines of paint. Great transformation. Following you back from redflycreations.blogspot.com

    Melissa

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  39. Haha! I have definitely been to slumville on furniture expeditions! Once, my hubby even started to count the different animals we saw living in the front yard! I'm not just talking dogs! The dresser is absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't distress it at all! The contrast is wonderful! Following you now and pinning this one!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Hi Jenna - looking forward to getting to know you - thanks so much for the follow - am following back!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  40. Is this for sale??? It is exactly what I've been looking for!

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