Tuesday, April 3, 2012

deSTRESSED OUT

Remember this dresser? ( where John feared for his life picking it up? )

CAUTION: Heavy photo content!

sorry you have to twist your head - I keep fixing it and it keeps showing up on it's side

Well I was going to try to match it to this one that I had painted for my bedroom -

And it turned out like this





B - O - R
I - N - G
you need
personality
( can you picture the pom poms?  I would have made a great cheerleader )

for some reason it does not look as nice as the dresser I wanted to " mate " it with ( so they could create little end tables ha ha ) that rope trim was screaming for some work so I started distressing it


very gingerly at first - and then I got a little braver


hmmm, not feeling it yet at all


the white looks too pristine - and so I distressed some more..................


at this point I am thinking I should have just left the whole thing alone -
I ended up adding waxing with clear wax and dark wax and still it was missing something.
I still had a little duck egg blue and old white which I mixed with some water and dry brushed
the combination until it looked like this














I love it - but it absolutely does not belong in my bedroom now lol
So another one for sale.

Have a great day
xxx

Linking up to the following Parties

A Simply Klassic Home
http://asimplyklassichome.blogspot.ca/2012/03/simply-klassic-sunday-link-party-and_31.html
How to nest for less
http://howtonestforless.com/2012/04/02/just-a-party-with-my-peeps-8/
Coastal Charm
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.ca/2012/04/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no108.html
Kammy's Corner
http://kammyskorner.blogspot.ca/2012/04/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-25.html
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/2012/04/03/4113/
Creatively Living
http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.ca/2012/04/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-linky-party-14.html
Shades of Amber
http://shadesofamberinc.blogspot.ca/2012/04/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-link-party.html
Somewhat Simple
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/blog-link-party-with-saffron-marigold/
Beyond the Picket Fence
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.ca/
The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.ca/2012/04/time-travel-thursday-91-talented-time.html
Thrifty Decorating
http://www.thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.ca/2012/04/thrifty-thursday-54.html
Miss Mustard Seed
http://missmustardseed.com/2012/04/furniture-feature-friday-features-a-link-party/
The Shabby Nest
http://shabbynest.blogspot.ca/2012/04/frugal-friday.html
French Country Cottage
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/2012/04/feathered-nest-friday.html
Decorating Insanity
http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/04/furniture-friday-12-features-and-par.html

12 comments:

  1. I love these colors! Another home run Suzy! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsey!!!
      xxx

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    2. Thanks Kammy - this one had me sweating a little, lol
      Hugs,

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  2. OMG! That is an absolute masterpiece!! I hope you sell it for A LOT
    Stacy

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  3. Beautiful...and doesn't it drive you crazy as it keeps screaming at you- "I'm still not done"..but it was right. It should sell quickly.
    tammy

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  4. Great job on distressing and love the addition of colour, Beautiful piece!!!

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  5. Love that rope trim, Suzy! I agree, detailing like that definitely calls out for some attention. Love the colors you chose.

    visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )

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  6. What a great redo of a great piece--thanks for linking up!

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  7. Hello there, I'm a new follower and love your blog. I love the color combo of this and your dresser. But I really love the changes you made to this piece. I'd love if you'd link to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on now through Sunday.

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  8. Beautiful! What a makeover!

    Thanks for linking it up!

    --Kaite
    @ Creatively Living

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  9. Really? You didn't care for the original transformation? I thought it looked terrific. But the end result is great, too. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope to see you this week, as well.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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