Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Graphite - take me away

Good morning everyone !

Part 2 of the bedroom set makeover - I even have a before for you this time !


I have to tell you I've enjoyed every single second of this makeover - truly !


I wish I had a place to stage them properly - I'm doing this smack in the middle of a room being built
Who does that?
Obviously I do - but who else does that?

At least the details are renovation free :)
Black and white photo anyone?


beautiful details in the drawers -


a place to keep change..............


and a VERY feeble attempt to stage it - but look at that beautiful waxed sheen !


can we " frost ": the reno's out of there?


nah - didn't think so - anyway - it is what it is - which is a dresser makeover - being done in a house makeover - by a woman who needs a complete makeover.....................

so this is what you get - but hey - it's one hell of a better pic than you got with the ladies dresser
here


Have to run and tackle those end tables now :)

Paint used :  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - GRAPHITE - and clear wax

Have a wonderful Monday
Much love,

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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I really am serious ~ quite lovely.

    xo
    Pat

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  2. I am loving the graphite, I have a can of it and have not used it. This beautiful dresser has me thinking I better find something to use the graphite on. love it. hugs Tobey

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  3. Beautiful! I love graphite. It can photograph SO differently though! Dontcha think?

    -andi

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  4. I am in love. I must do something in graphite. You do such gorgeous work. I didn't even notice the reno background...all eyes were on that dresser!

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  5. Beautiful Suzan! Looks completely different!

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  6. This is gorgeous as always you start you!!!!

    Cynthia

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  7. Another beautiful makeover.

    I am tackling a vintage cabinet today. I hope it turns out as nice.

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  8. Beautiful!! You're good at what you do Suzan.

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  9. What a beautiful job you did with this piece in the French blue, I love it! If I ever wanted to paint a piece of furniture I'd use this color and finish! Talented lady you are!
    FABBY

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  10. A little black dress is always flattering, even for a dresser! I love that little place to keep coins!

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  11. So beautifully done. Can't wait to see the kitchen, Love the mirror over the stove.
    xoxoGinger

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  12. loving graphite! looks great!

    paula
    locksley lane

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  13. It's absolutely gorgeous, Suzan!! And who can see your reno going on when you have beautiful pictures of the dresser to look at!
    Debbie :)

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  14. Suzan it is beautiful!
    Nice work as usual...
    Staging is sometimes over rated... the piece speaks on it's own!!
    V

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  15. SO nice, Suzan. Now I can't look at a piece of wood furniture without thinking of you and that it needs you! :-)

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  16. this is so beautiful, and I love the details inside the drawers!!!!

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  17. This looks gorgeous! I am really considering graphite for my table!

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  18. Another beautiful, beautiful piece, Suzan. I love it! xo Diana

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  19. Gorgeous Suzan! Only you would be making over furniture in the middle of a reno. How do you do it????

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  20. It's probably a good thing to do it and have a break from the Reno and do something else. Give you fresh eyes when you back the dresser is beautiful.

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  21. Looks absolutely fantastic, Suzan!! Love the colour, deep, rich and perfectly patina-ed! You are TOO funny, and VERY modest; you a makeover? You could be a MODEL for the perfect makeover!

    XOXO
    Poppy

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  22. Your piece turned out just beautiful! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  23. Love it Suzan! That change holder is genius!

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  24. Looks great Suzan! I love the way Graphite looks.

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  25. Staging and photographing is the hardest part of this whole process, as far as I am concerned! Lovely transformation...and love the inside of the drawers! Am I nuts to even notice them?
    Robin

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  26. I just painted a sofa table with graphite this weekend, it is my first time using it. I wasn't sure of it at first, but now that I see yours waxed and distressed maybe mine has hope after all. I really wish Annie Sloan had a black. love the dressers, and the house will come in time. And I doubt if you need a makeover, you are gorgeous. hugs Tobey

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  27. It's beautiful. Graphite is such a dynamic color, so you made an excellent choice. I really like the distressed look you gave it. I saw your link at Treasure Hunt Thursday. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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  28. LOVE IT! Beautiful transformation! And I take photos in the middle of renos all the time lol...real life!

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