Sunday, April 14, 2013

FRENCH GREY LITTLE OLD DRESSER...VERY OLD, BUT NEW AGAIN!!

A while back, I showed you a very old green dresser that my neighbor put out for the trash to pick up.  I asked if I could have it and, finally, painted it last week.


I used a french grey and antiqued parts of it with a rich chocolate brown.



The stripes are painted in the rich chocolate brown, too.  Then, I added these zebra knobs, which I think MADE this dresser!!  


This mirror used to be a bright green that I painted.  But, I thought it would really dress up this little dresser if I painted it to match.  I painted it the french grey, then antiqued it with the rich chocolate brown.  Then, I highlighted the decorative trim with a metallic gold.


This is the little dresser as I found it on the curb, waiting for the trash.  On the back of the top, where the mirror used to be, I filled in with a wood filler.  Then, primed, painted and sealed it.  
Yesterday, one of my friends was having a big neighborhood yard sale and this little dresser SOLD!!
It was really cute and I'm so glad someone wanted it.  Now, it will live on, instead of being in a trash heap, somewhere.

37 comments:

  1. Whoa! I can't believe it was that green before! Nice save--I really like the stripe detail.

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  2. Yes, so glad I saw it sitting out on the curb.

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  3. Very elegant and so classy now! What a beautiful transformation! I love it! You did good!!!

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  4. Gorgeous...you've done a beautiful job! Hope you'll come share at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Thank you! I entered Amaze Me Monday and am a follower.

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  6. It turned out totally amazing. Wow, I love the shape and design of the piece and your refinishing job looks beautiful. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Thank you! There is so much talent in those linky parties. So, thank you for having Inspire Me.

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  8. Wow! Now THAT'S a transformation! Great job! I'm loving the zebra knobs. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think the zebra knobs just made the piece really special.

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  9. This is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. Thank you! Your blog is very beautiful and colorful!!

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  10. Stunning Miss Lynda, you can make anything look FABULOUS.... Gorgeous colors. Loooove the strips on the side brilliant idea, and how kool are those nobs, the mirror is the icing on the cake.. Fabulous work dear.. Have a great week..

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  11. Thank you so much! It was fun to paint and finish off with the zebra touch.

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  12. What lovely transformations The stripes are a witty touch with the zebra knobs and the mirror is gorgeous!

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  13. Thank you! It made me feel good to paint it pretty, again. And, when I saw those zebra knobs in the store, I HAD to have them.

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  14. Lynda, I love the paint treatment and the dresser turned out fabulous! Thank you for sharing the transformation at the Open House Party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  15. Great save, Lynda. You did an amazing job. I hate to see great pieces destined for the dump. It is our duty to save them and, as you said, help them live on. That was a lucky buyer who took that home.

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  16. Fabulous pieces you have done!!!! Lovely that you linked to "Open House" to share!

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  17. What a wonderful transformation! It turned out so pretty. thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  18. Wow, Lynda, that went from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan...the buyer is very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time!
    I hope you have time to visit me...

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  19. Thank you so much! I did visit and your blog is beautiful. I love the sunflowers and green glasses.

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  20. What a fabulous thing to recover from the trash. You worked your magic on it Lynda. Love the stripes and the zebra pulls. Easy to see why it sold! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Woohooo!! Love finding treasures on the side of the road! You gave this little charmer some love and made her shine like new. Just wonderful! And to think you then turned it around and made a sale... great job! Glad I found your blog and am now your newest follower. Love the design of it... makes me smile!

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  22. Man,oh, man... no wonder I was so eager to want to follow your blog after I left a comment. I already am a follower! This getting old stuff is for the birds. LOL

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm really enjoying working on my blog and so glad you like it.

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  23. Wow, I can't even tell that is the same piece of furniture! You did a great job, as always!
    Dorothy

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  24. Thank you! It did need new paint and a new look.

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  25. So beautiful! Found you through Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 183...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C
    http://designsbystudioc.com

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  26. Thank you!! It was fun to paint and make "new" again.

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  27. Wow, it looks amazing!! I love the colors and the stripes on the side! Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo
    Kathy

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  28. Thank you!...I can't figure out if I'm allowed to link, since I'm not bloglovin. I tried, yesterday, and it wouldn't take my link. Just wondering.

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