Big Reveal!

The reason I'm making such a big deal out of this one is because it has been a beast of a piece.  This has taken me a week to finish, longer than any piece of furniture I've ever worked with.  Probably because it was the biggest and most damaged.  I worked many hot, sweat filled days on this and I'm very proud of the way it turned out.  First of all, it had a lot of veneer on it that had started to peel and was difficult to get off.
Exhibit A~ Before                     It also had a good bit of dings and scratches.         Exhibit B~

Exhibit C~The top was also a little worse for wear.
                               But nothing a little sand paper and elbow grease couldn't fix!
Are you ready?  First another before~

Here she is in all her glory~
AFTER
   I decided to go with the original hardware, but obviously I changed the color a bit. 














I used a mix of oops paint, a light gray mixed with a bright white.
Then I used an antique glaze and heavily distressed it.  I spray painted the handles Heirloom White by Rustoleum.









And one more, just because she's cute~

I absolutely LOVE it!  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day :)
PS- I'm sorry there is not a more detailed "how to" on the piece, it was a very difficult process and I'm not sure I'm ready to relive it yet.  I'm linking this post to 
http://thegirlcreative.blogspot.com//                    http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/08/show-andtell.html
http://www.luckystarlane.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.domestically-speaking.com/2010/08/32nd-power-of-paint-party.html
http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/
http://meandmybucket.blogspot.com/2010/08/show-us-what-youre-workin-with-23.html
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/08/under-100-linky-party_11.html
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2010/08/book-smarts.html
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/2010/08/strut-your-stuff-with-creation-corner.html
http://lifeaslori.blogspot.com/2010/08/get-your-craft-on-thursday_11.html
http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/08/furniture-feature-friday-favorites-link.html
http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/2010/08/feature-yourself-friday_12.html
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/08/sns-44-brings-you-your-most-favorite.html
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/


















27 comments:

  1. That is flat out gorgeous. And what a cutie checking it out!!

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  2. Great redo! I love the lighter color -- it turned out fantastic! :) Nice job!

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  3. How did you get such a cute inspector? Wonderful makeover!

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  4. LOVE IT! lovelovelovelove it! Great job!

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog for a fun giveaway!
    http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-csn-store-giveaway.html
    Have a wonderful evening!

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  5. Wow, this is really pretty! Nicely done!!!

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  6. This is one beautiful makeover...thanks for showing it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. This is fabulous! What a transformation! Cute model, too. :)

    Thanks for the input on my painting dilemma! I wish I could make up my mind...

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  8. This is so lovely! I love the hardware painted to match.

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  9. It's great...I can totally relate to not wanting to "relive" the process again! lol

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  10. Your work is gorgeous. Do you use a sprayer or brush to paint? I'm starting my first piece, and can't justify buying a sprayer.

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  11. Thanks so much ladies!
    Memaw- I use a brush, haven't bought a sprayer...yet :)

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  12. Thats beautiful! I love that worn paint look!

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  13. Love this! I am nearly ready to repaint our dressers and love this look - thanks for the idea - Paula in Idaho

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  14. That turned out beautiful. I have a dresser and dressing table to do. You have inspired me. ~~Sherry~~

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  15. oooh i love it! the color is fabulous! it is so soft and has a modern vibe at the same time. great job!

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  16. This piece turned out lovely. I know that chippy veneer and vintage hardware can be hard to work with and you did a wonderful job. A perfect balance between updating the piece without killing the character.

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  17. What a great job! I am your newest follower and I will be featuring you this week!
    Bonnie :)

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  18. I love the look of your piece. You did a really nice job.

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  19. I love the original hardware with the updated color. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Holy Smokes!!! It looks amazing! Sorry I wasn't able to admire your work last week. I was out of town. Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!
    Did you spray paint it? I have a hutch and armoire to do and am wondering if spray paint is the way to go...
    Fantastic work!
    Theresa
    www.alliswellathome.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful job! your little model is adorable!

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  23. Gorgeous Piece!! Fantastic work! I've had quite a few pieces like that, (some I wished I had never started!) Yours turned out terrific.

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  24. Stopping in from Better After..
    My mom just brought me a complete bedroom set of a very similar style (and condition) furniture with a mirrored vanity, tall chest with mirror, and full headboard/footboard/rails. It belonged to my great aunt, but was stored in a basement for many years and got "some" water damage. I wanted to redo it but I didn't have a clue until I saw this and now I have hope that it's gonna be beautiful once again. I love your style!

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  25. Hey! I am a friend of Jamies, met you at a couple of parties. I love your work. I am wanting to hire someone to paint my oak kitchen cabinets. Let me know if you would be interested.
    ALice

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  26. It looks absolutely amazing! And I love that color...

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