Friday, August 12, 2011

White chest of drawers

I've had this chest of drawers tusked away in my shed for about 3 months and am only getting around to painting it now. Not sure why I waited so long as it's such a gorgeous shape and in very good nick.  Someone had done an extremely bad staining job on it in the past (see photos down below) so I thought it would be a perfect candidate for painting white. I've used a lovely french limed white. 

The glass top is in perfect condition


I've very lightly disressed it to bring out the definition of the shape and mouldings.

 
and before

cheers Fiona

16 comments:

  1. Love what you did to the chest of drawers. It turned out lovely.
    Judi

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  2. Beautiful! You really brought out the full potential of this gorgeous piece.

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  3. Hi Fiona
    These look great - well done
    Kylie

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  4. Oh so stylish Fiona, they are gorgeous. Sandy x

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  5. Wow, the before and after pictures show just how much love and attention has gone into this restoration-it's gorgeous! Great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  6. Love it! The cut glass came with it? I was shocked just a bit when I saw the before pic and how dark it originally was. Great revamp. Did you paint the hardware, I can't tell for sure?
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  7. You definitely made a swan out of an ugly duckling with potential. Lovely!!

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  8. gorgeous! I love that you can see the little beaded wood detail on the drawers so much better now!

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  9. The detail on this dresser is to die for! Smart move with the glass top! LOVE IT!!

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  10. So much fresher in a bath of white! Great transforamtion, I'm lovin' it. Andrea @ townandprairie

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  11. beautiful, fiona! i love the shape of that- it's a stunner!

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  12. Great redo. I like that you added glass on the top. I think I'll do that with my most recent purchase.

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  13. Fantastic! You always do such a great job~I wish I had a shed filled with old furniture. I love your blog :)

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  14. This is gorgeous! I think it would have hurt me physically to paint such a pretty piece - but it turned out lovely!!

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