When I came across this chest of drawers I was beyond excited. The style, the shape, those curves! I fell in love with it and happily paid more than I usually would for a piece to paint but I knew it would be worth it. It was originally a dressing table and I decided to separate the mirror from the base - you can see the mirror transformation here. I have had 17 people interested in buying the mirror but I am keeping it for a while as I love it in our hallway.
I decided to paint the chest of drawers in the same fashion as the mirror because I loved how that turned out. Before I even finished the drawers I had a couple of offers to buy them. I accepted one offer from lovely friends of ours and kept painting. Then as I was applying the dark wax and was near finishing the piece I had a big dilemma. I wanted to keep them!
It is so much curvier and ornate than the French chest of drawers we currently have in our bedroom. Also several of my neighbours were walking past and telling me to definitely keep it. So I told my friends that I wasn't sure if I could part with it and they said, sure take your time and let us know. Anyway I spent the night with it in our room in place of the old one and mulled it over. Phil eventually made the decision as he doesn't really like the antiqued look - he is such a neat freak and wants to wipe it down and clean it every time he walks by! So I let my friends know I'd be selling it and as soon as the rain stops, I'll drop it around to them.
It's very hard to get a good front on photo of this in our bedroom because it's only about 1 metre from the end of our bed. Anyway I'll be painting the old chest of drawers white this week and putting back all my clothes into it. I've been meaning to paint it for years so at least it will make me get to it.
I am still practising my dark wax antiquing method but am getting happier with my skill in it. I'm in the middle of writing a tutorial of what I've learnt so far and will share that soon.
Ever been so torn between keeping and getting rid of something? I keep reminding myself that it's only an object and I can always paint another one someday...but I still feel a little bit sick in my stomach about selling it. I'll have to ask for visiting rights!
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