Friday, July 20, 2012

Goodbye Joe - me gotta go................

I'm leaving town - I'm outta here - and can't tell anyone because I'm leaving with a piece of furniture I've just customized for a customer -
I can't give it back because I'm so in love with it.................. part of my disorder is that I constantly fall in love with inanimate objects ( mostly furniture )
So if anyone is looking for me e.g. my clients - you haven't heard a thing from me in days.................

BTW - I'll be the lady trying to board a greyhound bus with a giant french provincial dresser -
arguing with the driver that Yes of course we can fit this on the roof.
And there may be a commotion at the border because I'm thinking  of going deep in the heart of Texas ( Pat, can I stay with you )?
Just until everything cools down - and I can return with this:

This dresser got the works - it was painted - than gray washed - then gently distressed - than dry brushed - then waxed to a high sheen - the handles were sanded and spray painted black semi gloss

ASCP - Pure White

and here she is before

TIP - because the wood was such an ugly color ( to me and the customer anyway )
I painted all the perimeters black - so black would be what was coming through when
I rubbed and distressed -

Ok - I've get to get some sleep tomorrow I'm Greyhound Bound

Son of a gun - I'll have good fun...............................


In the meantime I'll be partying here!!!

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Bella Nest
The Shabby Nest


  1. You are such a nut lol, I would want to keep it too, it is a beauty. I usually fall in love with all of my pieces too and don't want to part with them. But remember it is going to a good home and get off that greyhound crazy lady.
    Thanks for the laugh, I just loaded my truck for the flea market tomorrow and I am exhausted, just thinking of unloading it makes my body hurt. thanks for cheering me up
    hugs Tobey

  2. Suzan - You get attached to these pieces because you put your heart into refinishing them. I am lucky, I guess, I don't take commission pieces, so if something does not sell I'll bring it back home. I will say this: Don't ever style something you plan to sell - it makes it harder to part with. If you are carrying around a piece as big as this, I'd suggest a cooler place than Texas!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. Susan, I can't blame you for wanting to keep's beautiful! You did a splendid job.

  4. You know you can come here anytime! You would either broil or melt right now though...107F yesterday. :( The piece is just gorgeous! I understand why you fall in love with them...they are so beautiful and unique.

    Oh, and the bayou is just east of me in Louisiana! Great food and wonderfully fun would love it.


  5. I nominated your blog for One Lovely Blog Award. Look on my blog.


  6. Travel safe :) you did a wonderful job I'm sure your client will be thrilled.........try not to fall in love with anything on the bus, try to refrain yourself from whipping out your paint brush.

  7. I would keep that beautiful piece, too! It is gorgeous. You did a great job. Just stopping by to let you know you have the Sunshine Award waiting for you on my blog, sweet friend. :)

  8. That dresser turned out amazing! I can totally see why you want it for yourself!


  9. Oh, that's a beautiful dresser! Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. I hope you'll link up some of your projects to Gettin' Krafty With It this week!

  10. I love this! So, so awesome! Glad to be your newest follower! Thanks also for popping by my blog!

  11. So funny, I have just re worked a dresser that I planned on selling on, but I loved it so much that its in my closet, it is so cute, it has lion head pulls, i am in love with it, lol, so I know wher you are coming from, this mae over is awesome, by the way saw you on Homestoriesatoz :)

  12. Awesome transformation!

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. Wow! That is just gorgeous. Love the paint and the hardware. I can see why you don't want to give it up!


  14. Loved the after, it turned out great! Laura

  15. You are so funny! Hope the client loved the piece as much as you do!

  16. Too funny and very nice job. I see why you are in love!

  17. So funny! I love the way this turned out. I would so want to keep it too. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  18. Love it! And what a great tip - painting the edges black. I'll file that away in my brain. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!!

  19. It happens to all of us! I get seller's remorse, too. And then the next time I find one exactly like it I keep it! Great color choice!

  20. What a beautiful transformation. I love the color and the piece has beautiful lines. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  21. A very beautiful piece, now that you transformed it. The very first piece I sold I cried, it had lived in our home for years, and didn't know I was so attached to it! Just means we are invested! Nothin wrong with that! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped create a successful party!

  22. Hi Suzan!

    That is MY dresser... the one I gave away a few years ago. Now I want it back! Okay... I guess other people may have had one just like it :/

    Good planning... to paint the edges black! Orang-y wood would have looked pretty awful peeking through.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  23. I gave that dresser away too, and I want it back! I'm in Texas so it should be convenient since you are coming this way! Great job!

    Hope you will stop by for a fun glass bottle platter giveaway!

  24. Gorgeous! I love the handles and you made them pop and stand out!

  25. You're the BEST!!! I just love this piece!! The finish is AMAZING TOO!! Have FUN!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  26. Isn't that elegant! Wonderful transformation.

  27. Looks awesome. I love the shape, and the finish.

  28. Stopping back by to say thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  29. Very Lovely! I think you just passed by:) Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  30. See??? Where do you FIND this stuff??


  31. This is so pretty! You did a fabulous job!

  32. It is gorgeous~ thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  33. Beautiful dresser. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

  34. She is a piece worthy of high tailing it out of there with! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing at the party!

  35. I hear you! I recently had to come out of the closet and post about my garage...I thought it might force me into a 12 step program. But I think it's great for YOU to be addicted to furniture! LOL I can see why you want to keep it! Thanks for joining our party!

  36. Thanks so much for linking at last weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You really did a great job with this dresser.

  37. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  38. Hi Sweetie, Know the feeling well. Planned to sell my auction finds in an online store also but I can't part with them. I don't buy it if I don't love it then. . .well my lovely pieces just wanna stay here. I keep switching my vinyettes around to use all the pieces I have. . .and DISHES, don't get me started! So much fun. Maybe some day I'll get that store going.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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