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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That type of conversation happens in my house too, only it's always "you never said that" or " that's not what I meant". :-) funny guys. Ha. Ha. Really like the way this dresser turned out; the distressing is perfect and the handles! Love them! I think the outdoor photos look lovely...tell John he should haul all your pieces out to photograph. ;-)ReplyDelete
I looks lovely. I used to have a bedroom set like that. Now I wish I had kept it. The handles are very pretty and go well the the dresser. Great job.ReplyDelete
Oh if we'd kept things Thel - I wish I still had some of my toys and comic books which are going for small fortunes on Ebay !!!Delete
Luckily you can still find furniture at reasonable prices :)
Thanks so much
Hi Suzan! Ah, men...what would we do without them? It's amazing how bad their memories are, lol! Your dresser turned out smashingly, I love the color combo. I have always been a big fan of that style and I remember as a kid desperately hoping my parents would get me "the set" for my bedroom. Have a great week! JaneReplyDelete
It is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors, the handles and the distressing ~ perfection!ReplyDelete
I don't even ask…but maybe I should, it would make a hilarious post. Mr.PocketPortector-no-Vision just looks at me like I'm totally insane. I'm still waiting for him to bring down the two bins of 21 vintage wooden duck decoys he dragged up to the attic in the garage…before I got pics of them (they are incredibly heavy). Maybe by Easter.. I'll glue bunny ears on them to sell?ReplyDelete
Gorgeous job on the dresser, even under stress…snort! lol
I ask - and then block my ears -Delete
John does not have an ounce of vision though he IS always amazed by the transformations !
21 vintage wooden duck decoys - there's got to be something you can do with those LMHO ! Or if he's like John you won't be able to touch his treasures LOL
Thanks for the laugh ! ( and the dresser love )
Oh Suzan, you seem to never win with John. The chest is beautiful and I love it - the colors and the knobs are priceless.ReplyDelete
You really do such a wonderful job on all your projects. I would think that John would be so proud of the work you accomplish, maybe he is jealous. Now you know why I never re-married LOL.
Have a terrific week and looking forward to seeing you work your talents on the hutch.
It's a lovely dresser, and I love the way the handles turned out. Just an extra special pop that really shines in that outside lighting! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Nancy - the handles are my favorite part !!!Delete
The photos you took look great! Tell John all of your fandom wants outdoor photos!! Hugs back,ReplyDelete
You DO know that every time I see your name - I have THAT song stuck in my head, right LOL ???Delete
Luckily I love that song !
Thanks so much Mary !
( people put me down cuz that's the part of town I was born in ♪♫♪ )
It is beautiful Suzan another great re love. Looks even prettier outside in your pictures. Hoping you get some good news soon that Evan is ready to come and see everyone. Keeping good thoughts for all of you.ReplyDelete
It's just lovely! I KNEW John was going to say you were crazy when you asked him to take it outside. What is it about (most) men?ReplyDelete
Maybe you could make a background for photography? Something you set up and put your piece against. Gail at My Repurposed Life made a reversible one not long ago. I can find you the link if you are interested.
Perfectly perfect. Loved the story of the outside "shoot". So much a man thing. And, playing with your monkey? I laughed til I cried at the sleaziness of that remark even though I knew exactly what he was referring to.ReplyDelete
Stunning piece of furniture.ReplyDelete
Suzan; at least you didn't have an ugly garbage truck in the background
Laughing out loud at the "you're going to play with your monkey anyway". OMG you two crack me up. You really are the modern day Lucy and Desi. The Haddon Hall is gorgeous - the extra distressing gives it a lot of character.ReplyDelete
I bet your neighbors were dancing with anticipation behind their curtains thinking you were leaving the beauty on the curb! I do photograph my furniture outside, but I usually paint outside. I drag it out of the car, paint and sand in one day, and then stick it back in the car to go to the booth. Now go play with your monkey.ReplyDelete
Yep...those conversations happen all the time at my house too! You did a beautiful job on this dresser -- as always!ReplyDelete
Universal " man talk " I think Catherine LOLDelete
Thanks so much xox
I wish I had your energy to paint so many fabulous pieces of furniture, little lone carry them outdoors! It really is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
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What a GORGEOUS makeover!!! I pinned it to our favorite board and will be sharing it this week on my FB page Suzan!! XOReplyDelete
It really looks amazing painted with those two colours!ReplyDelete
Beautiful makeover! I'm a new hostess on the "Best of the Weekend" party and I'm featuring your dresser this evening. It's lovely!ReplyDelete