So Pretty

It took me awhile to figure out what to do with this magnificent piece.  It is one of the prettiest dressers I've worked on.  First, I thought I might try to refinished it and do a dark stain.  But that didn't turn out too well.  The wood was not as nice as I initially thought.  I believe it had been in a basement for awhile, because the wood was kind of soft.  It wasn't sanding well. I did the wood conditioner and the stain, but it didn't look the way I wanted.  So, on to plan B.  I decided not to go bold with a color this time, but to keep it soft and elegant.  This piece was so sweet and dainty, I wanted the color to go with it.  A bright red, or blue was not going to cut it.
Before~
Lots of dents and scratches.


 After
 Once again I won't be able to say what color this is,  I did a custom mix of several different paints.  It's kind of a soft blue/ gray.
 Isn't she lovely?  I still need to find matching pulls for the top, but I couldn't wait to share it with you all!

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48 comments:

  1. Oh I just love this! You are always working on something great over here!

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  2. What a neat piece and you picked such a great color for it!

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  3. Gorgeous!! The color is just stunning, and it seems like it would be very versatile and work with a lot of different color schemes. What is your distressing and glazing process?

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  4. What an amazing find!! JEALOUS! :D It's beautiful!

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  5. That's gorgeous! Perfect color for it. That is such a unique piece with beautiful detail. Are you going to keep this piece for your house?

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  6. Wow Fabulous I adore how this piece turned out!!

    Visit me and my latest find...I would love to hear your comments!!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. OMGoodness! That is beautiful. Love it. Thanks for sharing

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  8. What an unusually beautiful piece this is!

    I LOVE what you did with it. I know it must have been hard to decide, but you made the EXACT right choice.

    Love seeing your projects..you are very inspiring to me!

    Cori

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  9. oh kathleen!!! be still my heart! it turned out so beautifully!!!! you must be thrilled.

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  10. That is one beautiful piece you have there! It turned out just gorgeous ~ I know you must be so happy every time you look at it!!

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  11. Really lovely! So feminine looking. Really love how it turned out.

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  12. What a beauty! I love how you distressed it! Just perfect! :)

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  13. this is so beautiful! i love that you decided to paint it. really, it is gorgeous!

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  14. Thank you SO much for your encouraging comment about my first attempt at painting furniture. I see you are a seasoned pro!!

    I'm SO glad to learn it only gets easier. I find it all really daunting. It took me an age to pluck up courage to do this small piece!

    I'm beyond impressed at youre super-skill level.

    Sarahx

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  15. That is an amazing piece of furniture, and I love what you've done with it. Pretty!

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  16. Just wondering if you have any good books on how a beginner would get started on something like this? I have a piece to work on and no idea of how to begin. I absolutely love your work!

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  17. She turned out beautiful!! She had such beautiful curves to begin with. :)

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  18. She is gorgeous (whatever color she is).. You were wise to move on since the wood stain wasn't working - and it paid off.

    -Rene

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  19. This is simply gorgeous! I love the lines of the dresser, and the way you finished it really accents the details.

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  20. your after is insane, in a good way, of course. this is the most interestingly shaped piece i've seen in a while...those scallops along the bottom. it's all just gorgeous! great job!

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  21. well this is just fab and i dont think i would change those pulls on the top.they really kind of add to the interest ;)

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  22. It came out just gorgeous, what a sweetly unique piece!!! TYFS!! many hugs!

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  23. what a beauty. this one unique piece. you're so lucky to discover it. turned out beautifully

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  24. What a unique and gorgeous dresser. You really made it sing!
    I heart this :)

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  25. What a beautiful piece of furniture.. your redo looks beautiful!

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  26. Ah-ma-zing! I have never seen anything like it! It's a treasure.

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  27. This is such a gorgeous piece of furniture. I am so glad someone "saved" it. I love you subtle color choice.

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  28. How beautiful! The color makes the intricate wood carving stand out!
    -Trish

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  29. Saw you at Miss Mustard Seeds and had to stop by to tell you what a beautiful dresser this is! You did an amzing job and refinishing it!!

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  30. Wow! You are so talented. I adore this piece. And I just took a look around your shop and I'm also in love with the little white night stand with pink papered drawers. I'd buy it in a heart beat if I had space! (:

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  31. It came out beautiful, I'm your newest follower!

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  32. I am totally in love with this dresser....its sooo pretty...good job!!!

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  33. I'm drooling over here!! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  34. What a beautiful dresser! Isn't it funny how wood stains react to a wood's history? I'm still trying to crack the code :) You did a great job in this, as always!

    Christa

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  35. Scrumptious. I absolutely love this. I'm hoping to someday master some refinishing techniques the way you have. So inspired! -diane

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  36. This piece had such great lines before, but After it's gorgeous!

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  37. I just love how the details pop out-I would never have thought it would turn out so great looking at the before pics!

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  38. That is gorgeous, you did a beautiful job!

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  39. That is just beautiful. Love that dresser - I'm so jealous!

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  40. Great job again Kathleen! ~Serena

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