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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Before/After Dresser - Meet Brigitte!

Good Morning everyone!

Another before and  after................finished last night

french provincial, 70's, vintage, before,

I Sprainted the pulls for contrast

SPRAINTED
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Verb - action
To Spray Paint.........
e.g. He sprainted his bike.....................& she sprainted the pulls for a dresser redo

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, French Provincial, Painted dresser,

In this photo you can see how shiny a surface you can get with the ASCP wax just by buffing

ASCP, Paris Grey, French Provincial, Vintage, dresser,Painted


dresser, paris grey, ascp, painted

Those curves!  Those legs!  That Frenchiness!  I painted out the trim on the top in white to
" accentuate the positive "
What else could I name her but Brigitte ( as in Bardot )
She is definitely the Brigitte Bardot of dressers............................

painted, dresser, trim, ascp, french provincial, paris grey,

Don't you see the similarities?


Ok - I was a little shy to admit this - but that's not Brigitte - that's actually me - I had John take the photo last night - I'm in my painting clothes as you can see .....................

John says - What are you giggling about now? ( we share an office - and he's over my shoulder like a hawk sometimes - it's very hard to blog with a hawk over your shoulder )
Suzan says - I put a photo of Brigitte Bardot on my post and said it was me
John says - You'd better put a disclaimer on that - you can get in trouble for that

BWWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH - Suzan says - Do you think anyone would believe that was me in the photo?
John says - It doesn't matter - you're claiming to be someone you're not - there's laws about that

Talk about taking a fun moment - and dumping a can of paint all over it..................ok ok - I'll show you a real photo of me then.


Talk soon!
Much love,

Disclaimer:  I am neither a Brigitte Bardot NOR a Bo Derek
I'm just a Suzan ( from Simply Vintageous )

Thanks so much to the following ladies for featuring Brigitte!  I'm beyond flattered and thrilled ;)
Better After
One Artsy Mama




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72 comments:

  1. Susan! OMG I am on my way to steal that from you! That is so perfect for under my tv! I am in love with it! The details are PERFECTION!!!! AMAZING JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Suzan, you did a fantastic job on Bridgette. She's even prettier than you..I mean.. the real Brigette. And that was pretty!! Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  3. What a beauty. I just love that dresser.

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  4. That dresser is stunning Bridgette, Bo I mean Suzan lol!!!
    Great job!
    Alyson x

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    1. Thanks so much Alyson lol!!!
      Big hugs,
      Suzan

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  5. It's beautiful, what a wonderful transformation! I think you put the handles on upside down though :) - Susan

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    1. yes I did Susan lol - my week was completely upside down so it's kind of fitting actually!
      thanks for the comment love
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  6. Amazing transformations! The dresser and you ;-)
    Seriously, that dresser is over the top gorgeous, my favorite so far.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Suzan! It took my breath away!!
    Lisa

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  8. The grey and white seems to be your trademark. And that photo of you... you look mahhvelous!

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  9. Lovely work Brigitte!!! Maybe you will think about doing a demo in the boutique (in your painting cloths) I'm sure we will attract many, many people. Lol maybe J will show up and bring his buddies along to watch the "artiste" at work. Btw she is gorgeous!!!!! The dresser, that is!!!!
    C

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  10. Love that photo of you Suzan! You're definitely a 10!!! :-)
    Tell John I'm disappointed that his British sense of humor has been suppressed since he moved to Canada. ;-)

    Oh, and to the point of the post? Gorgeous work. Love Brigitte- the dresser, that is.

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  11. That dresser is beautiful!! Love it! :)

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  12. HEY! WHY are you posting that picture of ME and claiming it is YOU? You know you never had beads in your hair! Lawsuit---lawsuit--I see a lawsuit coming up! LOVE Miss Bardot...she is just gorgeous-all grey and white-she is perfect- xo Diana

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  13. OH my word! I adore it!!!

    (Hey, I was thinking of cornrowing my hair this weekend. But doesn't the clinking sound the beads make drive you crazy after a while?)

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  14. BoSuzitte? SuBoGitte? BoBriSu?
    She is gorgeous, whatever name you go by.
    Ease up, John Boy...your woman has gone wild and she can't be stopped! LOL

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  15. Hi! Just wanted to pop by and let you know your blog was featured on this week’s Wednesday Weekly Review #23! (http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com/2013/03/wednesday-weekly-review-23.html) Congrats!! Be sure to stop by ad grab an I was Featured Button!! (http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com/p/grab-button.html)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

    P.S. this is gorgeous!!

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  16. Love the dresser! Strongly dislike anyone with a body like the female Brigette. But then she wasn't 50 in the photo.

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  17. Brigette is beautiful!! The paint really brought more of the details out. I love this dresser I am so jealous, in a good way. My husbands name is John too, I don't know why I felt compelled to tell you that, like there aren't a million John's around.

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  18. It looks awesome!!!! I'm following you now on Blog Lovin since we are making the switch over. Saw your name in the hop so I came over to join!

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  19. Has anyone ever told you that you bear a striking resemblance to Bo Derek? I love your dresser, and Brigitte is a very fitting name for her. :)

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  20. I have one word: Wow!
    I absolutely love it. The color combo, the lines of the buffet. Everything.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  21. Hi Bridget, Bo, I mean, Suzan,
    WOW love your Miss Bridget dresser!! Great makeover!! The color is gorgeous.
    Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  22. Hey, didn't realize we were twins!!

    The dresser is gorgeous. I just picked up a French Provincial night table and am going to take your colours and do the same thing with it. Lovely.

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    1. are we " sisters " from different " misters " ? lmho!
      Thanks Heather - can't wait to see yours!
      hugs,
      Suzan

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  23. OMG-that is why I enjoy your posts so much-LOL

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  24. it's all about how you see yourself :)...love the "new" dresser

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  25. My favorite yet....well done...but why did you turn the hardware upside down?

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    1. The handles aren't even screwed in yet lmho - and their upside down because that's how my whole week has been :)
      Thank God I blog.................because honestly I didn't even notice that LOL
      Thanks so much Marje!!!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  26. Love it so much, Suzan, and of course I thought that was you :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  27. Wowza!!! The details of that dresser are off the charts Suzan!! So gorgeous!! I love hardware painted white, and it looks fabulous on this piece. It's definitely a 10!!!(Actually it's more, but had to get that Bo Derek reference in there.)

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  28. That dresser is lovely Suzan! Love love love it! You do great work - and you are fast at it! And you have a husband that just totally cracks me up!

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  29. Gorgeous!!! (don't I seem to use that word a lot when commenting on your furniture pieces?? lol)
    Seriously though, that is one spectacular piece of furniture! I love how it turned out.
    And have you seen pictures of Brigitte lately? Your profile picture looks much prettier.
    Debbie :)

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  30. Your Brigitte is ageing a lot better than our French Brigitte... Maybe I should offer to paint our Brigitte with Annie Sloan chalk paint?

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  31. Absolutely stunning. Love the gray with the white. Classy. ~di @ Musings

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  32. She's beeuteeeeful! And you look mahvelous, dahlink ;-)

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    1. LOL - thanks so much Betsy!!!
      Gotta go put some corn rows in my hair now!
      Hugs
      Suzan

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  33. Three things:
    1) Brigitte Bardot is aging gracefully as nature allows. I always picture her on the ice chasing the men who were clubbing the baby seals to death.
    2) Bo Derek had a John in her life, too.
    3) All that dresser needs is cornrows and a push-up bra! She is a beauty.

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  34. Suzan, I met you over at the Shine on Fridays Party at One Artsy Momma and had to come see this dresser! I am in love.love.love. Great job! I also laughed out loud at your post, how cute, you have a great sense of humor! I plan on staying a bit and see what else you have been up to. PS thanks for the glass of wine too while I look around. lol

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    1. Thanks so much ( and you're more than welcome for the wine LOL )
      XOX

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  35. I am in love with this piece! Nice work!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Joanne!
      Hugs,
      Suzan ( aka Bo - LMHO )
      XOX

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  36. She is very pretty! You did an amazing job, I love all the details. Please link this to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/sunday-linky-party-1.html

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  37. She is so pretty I didn't even notice the knobs being upside down...beautiful job on it!

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  38. Love love love how this turned out and it's a double bonus that I love this style of furniture too!!

    I too have a hawk hubby when I'm blogging or writing emails. It can be a little unnerving when he does that. It's like having your teacher watch over your shoulder when you take a test. ;)

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  39. It's no wonder you had to name her....gorgeous!

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  40. I did not know you could get such a beautiful shine with waxing like that! I'm such a novice. You are so funny...did you ever put the beads in your hair like Bo Derek?

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  41. This is GORGEOUS! Great curves, perfect color! LOVE it! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-linky-party-2.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  42. What a transformation!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  43. Soooo pretty! Love the colors you chose, beautiful piece!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  44. It looks amazing!
    Beautiful space you got here.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  45. beautiful! love the detail u brought out!

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    1. Thanks SO much Mishelle - sometimes these pieces just need a little " push " in the right direction with a paintbrush lol
      XOX

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  46. Hi Suzan, The dresser is wonderful and I love the paint treatment! I can always count on your blog to make me smile. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  47. love love love this dresser!!!

    xo, Tanya

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  48. I have the perfect spot for that!!! Oh, it is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    hugs
    Kathy

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  49. That is absolutely gorgeous! And I am sure you are too~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  50. Hey Suzan, Check out this weeks party to see your beautiful dresser featured.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  51. Suzan, I missed this beauty! You are truly a "transformer" of trash to treasure.

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  52. Love your dresser. And to prove how much, I am planning to steel your color combination:) It is so pretty:)

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Due to my inbox looking like a scene from a Hoarder's episode ( yes I hoard comments ) I'll now be replying directly on my blog - nice and clean like !!!
Much love, Suzan