Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My NY subway dresser

I am going through hell with my blog - I cannot access my dashboard from my computer anymore - and don't know how to fix it - soooooo - here I sit from John's desk ( which is a total disaster - my arms are resting on 5 inches of paper work  but at least I am back!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's my latest ( thanks to Nick and Lauren from Lindauer Designs for their incredibly inspired New York Subway dresser ) I knew I wanted to try this the moment I saw this - so here we go


and after

I followed Lindauers instructions of painting the dresser white first - then applying letter stickers and then painting the second coat over the stickers - painstakingly removing the stickers once the paint was dry. It's my first attempt ( definitely not my last ) and there are some things I would do differently.
I did not use ASCP - and that was a big mistake because of sanding and drying time - the letter stickers were not so easy to get in a straight line ( would make a template in the future ) and the removal of them once the paint was dry was not as easy as it would have been with Annie Sloans paint -but all in all I am in love with this piece -  
what do you think?

p.s. it's sooooooo good to be back!!!!


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Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for allowing me to party with you Kammy!

  2. I think you knocked it out of the park!!! I remember the original dresser and I loved that one, and I LOVE yours too!!! Great job!!!!!

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! I LOOOOOVE it. You did an amamzing job!

  4. I LOVE it!! That looks amazing - I have to try this. :)

  5. It's so original! Love it. Yay, no more orange!

  6. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Great job Suzy!

  7. I think it looks great! Wanting to do this myself once I find the right pieces. Thank you for the continued inspiration and the tips regarding this project.
    Kristy @ 5 the love of WOOD

  8. I found this through Miss Mustard. I LOVE this! And yes, lining up letters is HARD! :)

  9. This came out so cool! I will for sure have add this to my "bucket-list"! Thanks for sharing

  10. I adore this piece - it's inspiring me to get back on the painting wagon :)

    FWIW, one thing i've found helpful when doing lettering is to get a laser level. I can put the laser beam along the bottom of one letter and line the others up - easier than chalk /pencil lines etc. Mine looks kinda like this one: http://laserleveltools.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bullseye_laser_level.jpg

  11. Love it. You might want to check my blog and see mine. Also, I have a subway art tutorial that might help you get your letters on straight.
    Fondly, Tami

  12. So fun and a great conversational piece. Thanks for linking up!

  13. I absolutely love this! This is the first piece of "subway" furniture I've seen, and I'm hooked! Great job. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    1. thanks so much Liz - think I'm hooked too!!!!

  14. I love it! Stopping over from your feature at Brambleberry Cottage. I made something in brown chalk paint but had to free hand the letters. Where did you find the stick on's? I am so going to copy this sometime, it's great!


  15. Hi Bliss -
    Wow you're good if you can free hand - I'm impressed! I live in Montreal ( Canada ) but in the States you can get the letters at
    Hobby Lobby apparently - and for much much cheaper than I paid!
    Thanks so much

  16. So charming- love how it came out~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  17. I love your dresser, followed over from your feature at...... hmmm where was I just at? Anyway, I did a letter dresser this week too, they are a lot tougher than they look!


  18. That is simply awesome! I would've never thought to do subway art on furniture...but I love it!!

  19. Love it, Susan! What a great redo...and I {heart} NY!

  20. It's super awesome! I love it!!
    I found you today thru The CSI Project, where I'm #7. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206


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