Sunday, March 27, 2011

Damask dressing table

I bought a little oak dressing table from the local antiques auctions that are held fortnightly at the end of my street. Lucky it was close as it didn't fit in my in car so I wheeled it home on a trolley!  It had good bones but was in definite need of some TLC.


I removed some water stains  from the top with Oxalic acid, sanded and stained and varnished the top, painted the rest a light french grey making sure you could still see the beautiful oak grain through the paint.  I then mixed a slightly darker grey for the damask design (thanks to the Graphics Fairy) although I hand drew the damask flourish so it's not exactly the same. I've very lightly distressed it. I replaced the cheap silver handles with some gorgeous crystal ones.

Selling this although it does look very nice in my bedroom at the moment!






cheers
Fiona


38 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! his is soooo pretty! I LOVE IT!

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  2. you did i great job this is so pretty

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  3. Gorgeous. Love the finish you gave it. Such a beautiful piece. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Looks awesome Fionna!!! Did that Damask come from the Graphics Fairy?

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  5. Love your dresser! Beautiful work!

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  6. I love your dresser, it looks great and the damask is fabulous.

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  7. Lovely makeover...the added design really makes it unique - well done. Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway!

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  8. Just beautiful! Love the knobs as well!

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  9. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this dresser. Pleae link it up at our party.
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  10. It looks amazing & I really like that you stained the top of the dresser. It's perfect! Thanks for thie inspiration!

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  11. so beautiful. this is the perfect piece. i love what you did with it! thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  12. It's gorgeous! The Graphics Fairy is wonderful! Whoever buys this will be very lucky!

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  13. oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!!!! this couldn't get any better.

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  14. Great makeover. Love the paper drawer lining. So classy

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  15. Beautiful! What a lovely makeover. I love the glass knobs- thanks for sharing!

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  16. WOW, what a beautiful transformation! love it!!

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the wood top and the knobs, so beautiful!

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  18. what an amazing piece!! I love this so much. The detail is exquisite and I love that you lined the drawers as well. Nice job. I hope you sell it on Ebay :) You can link this up to Transformations and Treasures if you like- open now through Friday.

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  19. Love how you did the stencil. Great.

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  20. Very Pretty! I love the damask fabric in the drawers and the contrast of the white and dark woodtone. Its lovely!

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  21. Lovely piece. I love the damask in the drawers, it's a great finishing touch :)

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  22. This is beautiful! And, what gorgeous drawer lining, too! Fabulous job ... thanks for sharing. *Becca* (your newest follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh my goodness Fiona! I love how you converted the dated piece into this modern looking piece. BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Happy Feathered Nest Friday!
    -marie

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  24. Beautiful transformation! Great find!

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  25. Hi Fiona! What a beautiful transformation. The dresser is fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  26. Hi Fiona, thanks for posting on my blog. I love this dresser, something a bit different, it's very satisfying transforming a piece like this. Also like the harlequin design pieces on your sold page (might pinch that idea if you don't mind!). All the best, Pete.

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  27. Absolutely GORGEOUS! You have totally inspired me!

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  28. It looks so gorgeous~ love the touches you added! Well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  29. I'm so glad you linked this up Fiona! Such a great piece. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

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  30. i featured you!!! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-11.html

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  31. Wow, what an amazing job you did!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  32. it turned out really beutifully - I am visiting from Graphics Fairy :-)

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  33. This caught my eye at the Graphics Fairy. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

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  34. Your dresser is so pretty!!! I linked it to my Damask post too today, well done!

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