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Friday, January 18, 2013

Once upon a time there was an Ugly sixties Dresser...before and after

Once upon a time there was an ugly ole sixties dresser,  I pulled her in the kitchen, she had good bones at first I was thinking blue......then I thought maybe white and grey.....but she spoke to me she said

"NO NO I want to be a princess please please paint me pink and put some of that silver gilt that you got from Amy Chalmers over at Maison Decor, use her finger painting method that she showed on her blog with the gilt.....then take some dark annie sloan wax but not too dark just mix with clear and make me look timeworn and delicate"

I kid you not sometimes I have no idea what color something is going to turn out until I start and it does talk to me,,,,,,,no I have not been professionally seen for this condition I feel like the furniture whisperer or something  LOL  but here she is

I call her "Once Upon A time"  She will be taken to my booth  Shantygirl@Lonestar On Sunday with some other cool things that I have been working on  I was able to take a full load yesterday of mostly whites and architectural things

The before

Yes I have been painting in my kitchen again......girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, still don't want to paint outside, I do clean it up in time to pick up daughter and get home and cook dinner, well, most of the time.................

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!


  1. What a perfectly beautiful look for this french dresser. I love it!


  2. Absolutely beautiful, Sherry!!! I adore that color pink!!!! Your darling fairytale dresser won't last long in your booth, girlie. :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. I love the new color on the dresser--looks like the perfect color to me!

  4. Hi there, I just found you're blog and I really like the paint finishes you've done.
    Really pretty, that encourages me to get busy :)

    1. Hi Debra, thanks so much glad you stopped by!!

  5. You have an amazing eye for colors.

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  7. LOVELY! It's a BIG hit with the colors and the style! Roxie

  8. So beautiful! I love that you are a furniture whisperer~

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  10. The Furniture Whisperer, I Love it! *Winks* Glad I'm not the only one with this disorder *whew*, anytime I'm Creating it's as if the Piece 'makes itself' so to speak because I never have a clue as to how it's going to end up and I'm just the Tool being used to manifest what it's to Become! This is a Beautiful Transformation and she certainly knew what she wanted to be and it's Fabulous and very much Princess Perfect! The Techniques you used are Awesome and Thank you for Sharing the Trade Secrets to a Good Furniture Painting Makeover. (Trust me I've seen some bad ones which is why I've been timid about painting too much furniture until I know how it SHOULD be done! LOL)

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian