Showing posts with label painted furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painted furniture. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2015

Haddon Hall Dresser ( French Provincial Makeover )

Painted French Provincial Dresser

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

Painted Dresser

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?
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
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
W.T.H. ???
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.

I ran around frantically while he stood there with his arms folded and tapping his foot..............
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

French Provincial dresser knobs - painted

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

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Paris Grey & Old White

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 !

Have a wonderful Monday everyone


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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pink and white and read all over?

Today is my second installment guest posting over at The Inspiration Cafe where I show that little antique table that fell into my lap

Head on over to see how it went from this

to this

to this

Painted, changing table, chevron pattern, herringbone, how to

with a little bit of tape - and a cup of tea with bubbles...................
it goes from  a changing table - to a work area - to a games table for a little girls room!

I'm quite late this morning - almost forgot to post this entirely!!!
Have a great one - see you tomorrow for I WANNA live there - it won't disappoint - promise!!!

Thanks so much for the following feature!!!
Chase the Star

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sneak Peaks only.................& a few conversations

I'm almost finished a big project - almost -
I'm almost finished a smaller project - almost -
And I can't wait to get them out of the house and into somewhere where they'll actually fit.
My place is now officially on the verge of a hoarder's house - seriously -
The dining room has been rendered useless - and the only space where there is no furniture
overflowing is the kitchen and that's strictly because it's basically the size of a bathroom or
I'd have things in there too................hopefully this wknd I can finish up the 7 pieces ( including chairs - do they count if they're part of a dining set lol )?

So just a little sneak peak

and then I staged it before I was even halfway finished it

John walks by - Are we having soup?
Suzan says - Don't be silly - the table's not even finished yet
John says - Why in God's name is there a soup tureen on the table - with salt and pepper and wine glasses and
Suzan says - I just staged it for photos
John says - Ok - I know I don't " get it " but why the hell are you setting the table when you're not finished painting it?
Suzan says - Because I'm going to show everyone a sneak peak of how it's coming along
John says - My God you're full of yourself, aren't you?
Suzan says - Why?
John says - Do you really think people are just waiting around to see what you come up with?
Suzan says - Does it look pretty?
John says - I'm not going to say a word this time - you're on your own with your blog
Suzan says - Can you help me put everything away?  I really need to get back to painting
John says - You make dinner look nicer when it's " pretend " than you do when we actually eat,
do you realize that? ( shaking his head as he carries away the soup tureen forlornly )

AND I do know it's crazy - believe me - and I get quite embarassed when he points these things out - but mostly I just find it hilarious

I'm working on this too

John says - That looks nice - as he goes to brush his hand across the top
Suzan SCREAMS - DON'T TOUCH IT - IT'S WET!!!!!!!!!!
John says - You're taking photos of it - I ASSUMED it was dry - finished
John says - Why would I think that? - shaking his head and walking away
Suzan says - Well why do you have to touch everything - can't you just say it
looks nice without touching it?  I'm not the strange one!
Suzan yells out after him - You know what they say about A.S.S.U.M.E., right?
John yells back - You're C.E.R.T.I.F.I.A.B.L.E.

I've added this as an after thought - because John went and put a screw in the works of my
creativity again
Here's a photo of 2 chairs -

I did a white wash on the lighter one - and was just about to start on the darker one and John said
NO NO - leave it - it looks better dark.
Hmmmm - me no think so - but I HAVE been wrong two times in my life so I could be wrong about this one
I guess ( although I really did promise myself I would never be wrong about anything ever again )
So here's a close up of each -

and the whole set is country inspired -

Yuck - no like at all -

What do you think?  Am I right?  Or am I wrong?  I'm confused! ( not really - because I
think I'm right lol )

And talking about confusion
Here's a photo I took outside my front door - after bracing for Sandy - it swept right
by was warm with a beautiful breeze - but not enough wind to even take the
leaves off the tree outside - and can I remind you, this is Canada - and it's basically November -

There's nothing more pathetic than a discombobulated tree - nothing................

Prayers to all who have and are still weathering the storm - hope their lives return to normal as quickly as possible.