This is a dresser that I had already madeover - ( because - well you know - a million other things needed to be done )
The interior drawers were a bit of a mess so I decided to paint them and after seeing the markings inside I googled the company -
It's called AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE
2 six drawer chests are going for almost 7000.00 dollars !!!
A painted credenza is going for 2800.00 dollars.
Mine is a 12 drawer dresser.................
And I had no idea it was so valuable !
But knowing it actually was worth a small fortune I decided it was time to add a little pizazz
I painted all the interior of the drawers in Graphite to contract the white exterior ( plus it's much easier to hide stains with a dark color :)
And then I added a stencilled design in each of the outer ( smaller ) drawers
Please excuse the terrible photos - that expensive camera I bought is still sitting on the living room coffee table - it's still a virgin even though I bought it a month ago.
Some people are afraid of boogey men - I'm afraid of cameras it would seem
Anyway - back to the post - ( and crappy photos )
The 4 middle drawers were the perfect size for some French script ( stencilled again )
And then I decided to add some romance to the outside as well ...................
Suzan says - Did you see the love letter I left you?
John says - No - where?
Suzan says - It's on the dresser
John goes and comes back
John says - There's NOTHING on the dresser
Suzan says - Not ON TOP of the dresser - it's ON the dresser itself
John goes and comes back
John says - Well isn't that just a little ridiculous?
John says - What is it with you and words ?
John says - Can you stop with it already?
Suzan says - Very nice !!! I try to implement a little romance into our lives -
John interrupts - In our LIFE is fine - it's on our furniture that I have a problem with.
But life is short - you have to grab romance wherever you find it -
I've found it in this American of Martinsville dresser !
And it would appear that romance really does work - I've fallen in love with it and it's staying LOL !
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™
Pure White and Graphite
Stencil from Royal Designs Studio
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