Well I'm never going to win any awards for photography unless they're in the " WORST " category :)
Our last house was too dark - this place was too bright for proper photos - let's blame it on that, k?
Last week I showed you this piece that a customer wanted updated
I can't find the before photo - so all I have to show you is this ( I've told you many many times I have no business having a blog - seriously - none at all - no before pics - lousy after pics ..............2 key elements for a DIY blog gone to hell )
But I'm hoping you can get an idea of how it looks from this - very Restoration Hardware ( ish )
I know some people paint the piece in it's entirety - with the drawers in and all - but I always remove them and paint the interior drawer frame
I also do all my distressing ( sanding ) prior to waxing - and I think most people do it after - it's a personal thing - I feel I have more control of the outcome this way - if I do too much I can always touch up - once a piece is waxed - the touch up process is very " iffy "
I've seen pieces where people have done that - and it ends up looking " choppy "
BUT like I said it's a personal thing - everyone finds a way to work that's best for them through
trial and error!
Once everything was waxed - I spray painted the knobs ( customer didn't like them and wants to maybe change them so I had nothing to lose )
This next photo is very true to the color - Graphite changes constantly - depending on the time of day - the light in a room - the lack of light in a room - it can go from looking quite light to a very deep shade
But this next photo is how it looked when it was delivered lol
and that's one piece done -
now on to these little guys ( and the most precious thing I found tucked into a ledge of the interior - actually choked me up )
For now I'll leave you with a little peak into the kitchen
Not finished - but well on it's way :)
Keep moving Suzan - one foot in front of the other - it WILL be a home one day..............
You all have a wonderful Thursday -
My Romantic Home The Shabby Nest Miss Mustard Seed
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I love this graphite colour I wanted to do something for Kerry but I know she wouldn't go the "white " but I think this will be the answer.Now to find the piece or maybe my friend can and then you will have to deliver it to me as I cant travel ha ha -love dee xReplyDelete
WOW, it turned out very lovely - like it a lot and the color is also great. You do beautiful work. I like the knobs too.ReplyDelete
The house is looking good - can hardly wait to see the end result.
Very nice piece! I like that you paint the interior frame. I do as well. I think it looks sloppy otherwise. I also distress before waxing. I know that isn't how Annie Sloan does it but waxing first, sanding and distressing then waxing again just didn't make any sense to me. Seems like extra work and I am lazy!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful, but I'm so excited over your tiles I really like them!ReplyDelete
I love the graphite and the paint used for the pulls....you did a beautiful job on that dresser! What did you find??? I hope you an share. Love your new floor and can't wait to see it all done. You will share won't you? How was the storm there? It's a blizzard here, schools closed, gusty east wind, blowing snow....nasty! Trying to stay warm inside. Feels like January! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
The dresser turned beautiful as always.. you do lovely work!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the floor!!! Can't wait to see more pics! V
I really love what you did with that dresser.....the knobs look juts gorgeous on it! The floor is AMAZING! I can't wait until you unveil the whole thing! Have a lovely day.....One week till Spring!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Laurayne !!!Delete
( the floor is only half done - like most everything else in the house lol )
Nice dresser, completely changed! And the floor... stop teasing us, let's see it!ReplyDelete
P.S. Those inner drawer frames are called "web frames."
I need to know what was in the ledge of that piece.ReplyDelete
I need to see your whole kitchen.
I tend to become over-involved. You already knew that.
Hurrah you've got your black and white floor going, woot!ReplyDelete
I love the fluted seams of that piece. It's even more beautiful in the shade you chose, and I hope she keeps the handles, because they look really pretty in that zinc finish. I have a couple of reproduction Gustavian pieces, and they came with silver handles on grayish-white and white finishes.ReplyDelete
What was in the piece? I went through twice to see if you put it in a photo.
The peek of the floor looks good so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! ♡
The floors look great. :-) It is happening!
The dresser is awesome as always and I love that floor. I cannot wait to see the whole kitchen. I know it will be amazing.ReplyDelete
Yeah, sometimes your photos are sketchy :) but you make me laugh out loud. I also laugh when my cursor turns into a little party in a martini glass whenever I'm at your site.ReplyDelete
I know - I feel like I've won the lottery when every now and then I actually take a decent photo LOLDelete
The martini is so you don't notice how bad the photos really are !
Loving the graphite...I just used it for the first time. Have you tried dark wax over it or just clear? I wasn't brave enough to use the dark wax. I thought the clear darkened it up quite a bit anyway. Can't wait to see the floor with the rest of the kitchen. ;)ReplyDelete
that graphite is just what I need, I love the soft hue it gives, beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece...it turned out great!! Can't wait to see your kitchen when it is all done...love the floor!!ReplyDelete
Oh Suzan, that sneak peak wasn't playing fair girl. I am dying to see this floor!! Great job on that piece as always. You are perfection when it comes to sanding and painting.ReplyDelete
great job on the dresser and the floor ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my im swoooningReplyDelete
The dresser looks amazing. I bet the owner is going to keep the knobs now! And that floor... it's going to tie all your kitchen together!ReplyDelete
You did a great job! I hope the owner keeps the hardware...they are perfect now!ReplyDelete
Well, I tried to comment and it kicked me out...stupid google. Anyway, love the dresser and the painted handles! Like you, I always always remove the drawers, handles, etc when painting and do the frames. I just did a custom dresser and side table in graphite with country grey handles and details...he loves them! I hope your customer loves his handles too, they look perfect!ReplyDelete
The flooring looks awesome!!! Can't wait to see it all together, and yes, one day it will be a home, Suzan, and you will be in love with it...you designed it and did it all.
Hi Suzan. The dresser looks so great. Love it.ReplyDelete
Please finish the kitchen floor. I can`t wait to see it.
Wish you a great weekend and send you a big hug.
Love it! I think it looks beautiful...especially with your great idea about the knobs. You are a pro, that's for sure!ReplyDelete
I really thought I was the worst with photos on a blog...just a simple camera, not a fancy one. The flooring looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.
Beautiful dresser Suzan! I'm always amazed at how easy you make it look. I ended up painting my hardware brushed nickel. Looks very similar to yours. I almost lost my mind trying to get it right. I am NOT a furniture whisperer. I am a furniture screamer. And my family will be happy when my makeover is done. The jokes on them, I'm never done.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful as always as you do great work! What did you find? Oh do please tell!ReplyDelete
The floor is looking good! Hurray to the other one being gone!
You're doing so much all at once! WHEW! And the floors really are looking great! Sweet hugs!ReplyDelete
Really nice color and great work on it...love the knobs!ReplyDelete
Suzan, I never noticed the pictures were bad because I'm too busy LMAO! I'm with ya on the distressing before wax - it may be messier but you have so much more control. Love the graphite dresser (you've never had a piece I didn't like). Okay, are you going to let us in on what you found in the end table? Curious minds need to know ;)ReplyDelete
Marie @ The Interior Frugalista
Nice Suzan! I'm pretty sure your blog is doing fine without major photo skills! I take mine with my cell phone still..LOL! I just tried that spray paint/primer in one for the first time yesterday to spray paint a light fixture..because I'm cheap. It worked beautifully!ReplyDelete
I bought some graphite but haven't used it yet, this piece has got me motivated to try it. I love the name of the spray paint, Hammered lol . So excited that you got your tiles and can't wait to see the whole floor. hugs TobeyReplyDelete
Thanks, Suzan, for sharing your knowledge with others! I am posting this to my Painted Furniture board for reference for me and my pinning buddies!ReplyDelete
Love the transformation! It'd be great if you'd link this up at my blog party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/03/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-8.htmlReplyDelete
I love this piece! I think I painted its cousin awhile back . . . it had the same lines, same hardware, and I painted it in Artissimo. The darker color made it look modern and sleek and that hardware look glam--just like yours does! Fabulous :)ReplyDelete
I love that piece. It really looks like it stepped out of a Restoration Hardware catalogue!! Love Love Love your tiles. They look amazing. I can hardly wait for the big reveal!ReplyDelete
Why do I always say I'm not a gray person, but whenever I see something gray, I love it! Awesome job, Suzan! I can't imagine the customer not taking those drawer pulls - they look great!ReplyDelete
Suzan, you should have one happy customer with this gorgeous piece. I saw your post on The Shabby Nest link party. Ann Marie @ Iris AbbeyReplyDelete