You have no idea what I went through to get these pics.................
Last week I casually mentioned to John that a lot of people take photographs of their pieces outside - and that I'd wished I could do that since our spaces are small and dark ( ish )
John says - Well why don't we do that then?
John says - It makes perfect sense
Suzan says - Oh - I never wanted to ask you because I figured you'd flip out
John says - Why do you always make me out to look that way?
John says - Just ask - I'll help you - no problem
So I scurried around yesterday to try to have it done before sundown
Trying to beat the clock so quickly that I didn't finish waxing the skirting or one side - it was now or never
Suzan says - John do you think you could help me bring the dresser outside to take photos?
John says WHAT ARE YOU? CRAZY?
Suzan says - We talked about this last week - you said to just ask you !
John says - Well I'm in the middle of a show
Suzan says - It's going to get too dark soon
John says - I'M FED UP OF THIS FURNITURE NONSENSE - NOW WE HAVE TO DRAG IT OUTSIDE AND THEN DRAG IT BACK IN???????
Suzan says - You said it made sense to do it !
John says - You always pick the worst moment possible !
But every moment is the worst moment possible - I can't win.
He wouldn't help me carry it to the back - so most of the pics have an ugly asphalt street behind them
John says - You're going to play with your monkey anyway
It takes a moment before I realize he's talking about Pic Monkey
( the blanket is on the top of the dresser because I'm picturing this as a changing table for a nursery )
Suzan says - Do you think you could help me move it away from the street ?
John says - You're kidding me? Just take your photos and lets get it back in already
But I insisted and he caved.
Add that to the fact that I can't take a decent photo to save my life and there you have it - I won't be
" dancing with dressers outdoors " anytime soon.
My favorite part of this makeover is the knobs
I just gave them a quick coat of a metallic paint that I had on hand (with a brush - usually I spray paint them) I love them - I want to do it to every knob and handle I have in the house LOL
Don't they look a little patina ( ish ) ?
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ - Paris Grey & Old White................and clear wax
I did a teeny bit more distressing then I normally do
because she just looked like the perfect shabby canadidate
This piece is a Haddon Hall ..........which means it comes from the iconic Canadian EATON'S - a little research told me that they were produced in the mid 50's - and were part of their high end or " Prestigious" line - a dresser like this would have went for approximately 395.00 in it's day.................big money when you consider that you could buy a house for under 10,000 - but 60 years later it's in incredible shape and will be around another 60 ( and longer ) without a doubt.
I'm pretty certain there's a before pic floating around somewhere in the archives - but I can't find it - and only remembered to take a photo of the last drawer before I painted it as well
Actually it was almost identical to these end tables I made over last year
Just in case you're interested - here's the makeover over of those pieces ( HERE ) these were keepers and are in my bedroom
And that's it - I'm thinking the rest of my furniture makeover photos will be taken indoors............
Except maybe for the next one up !
Which I can't wait to get started !
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