Monday, January 23, 2012

Catch a falling star.................

This piece was a nightmare, really, worse than Freddy,
I started with this




after
                                                                             

The veneer was very damaged - so I decided I would just peel the bad areas away and use wood filler -
Bad idea - it ended up looking like " good old rocky top " so I sat and stewed ( and stewed and sat )
and realized I had no choice but to remove the veneer entirely.  Keeping in mind that I have never done this before but it looks sooooo easy when you see tutorials on line - and away we go


this is not easy - even though I steamed it with an iron -
I was starting to lose my mind around this time
 an old world map of dresser hell
keep in mind please that this is the entrance way to my house - the only place I have 2 square spare feet to work
wow - all the veneer is off - guess what? so are big chunks of the wood underneath

had a sheet of " drawer bottoms " and had John cut a size to fit on top

and clamped it, lol


until it finally looked like this




 

painted interior drawers

decisions decisions decisions - glass or wood?  I know the glass gives it glam and a little glitz but the wood looks so authentic - soooooo, will sell this piece with options, glass handles will be extra dollars - because they are expensive!


pretty color, isn't it?



one last before

and one last after


This piece was a lot more work than usual - I had to replace the drawer bottoms - remove veneer - patch the sides with wood filler - and I added wood trim to the top - not only for decorative purposes but also to help secure the veneer
I replaced on the top.
It was worth every moment!

In case anyone is interested the colors are
BEHR Botticelli Angel and Ultra White
I used a flat finish because it was waxed for protection also.


Linking up ( I think, lol - still haven't figured out that process entirely )
to Better After - Debbie Doos  Miss Mustard Seed and French Country Cottage

xxx

7 comments:

  1. Seriously, I laughed out loud at least three times while reading this... I have a buffet beast on my blog that was a similar story - but the fact you were using your entry way as workshop just speaks to my heart... Thanks!! And LOVELY work, by the way!!

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  2. Super cute- love how it came out- well done! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  3. Nice job...I love the color. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  4. This turned out lovely! The colors are perfect too-Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!

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  5. Oh my goodness!! Saw this on MMS and HOLY COW another reason why veneer is so annoying! Your patience definitely paid off! It looks fantastic!!!

    xoxo, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

    Stop by for a visit! www.classyclutter.blogspot.com

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