Tuesday, August 21, 2012

U-G-L-Y Thrift Store Chest turned European Painted Beauty

  • I had just delivered a piece when Mr. Fix It says , "Hey want to stop here!" Well I'm not about to turn down a visit to a thrift store. Look what I spotted!!!  DID YOU HERE THAT? Angels singing and bright lights right over the top of this poor ugly thing. Yes! This ole gal had a vision for this baby. Knew just how I wanted her painted.


    Now can We say B-U-T-FUL!!! Yes! This piece was just what I was searching for. I had the vision in my head. (You know there is help for that. Right?)
    I gave her a good cleaning. Painted her with Ce Ce Caldwells Hershey Brown. Allowing the paint to dry. Went straight for the dark ageing wax. I wanted it dark brown. I painted the drawers a Santa Fe Turquoise, clear waxed  and distressed. Cleaned and painted the pulls. The pulls are painted oil rubbed bronze. I added the top Fleur pulls. Wah La!  Backing up and looking at her! Yes! I had completed my vision. Oh! Please don't tell Mr. Fix It, I'm having visions. He's already worried that I hear voices. You know those where my furniture speaks to me and tells me just how it wants to be painted. LOL!

    Now tell me. Do you have visions also?

1 comment:

  1. You did an amazing job on that...I am usually one who 'sees' the potential in a piece {where others are shaking their heads} but I am not sure even I could have envisioned this transformation....Kudos to you!