last one, from last year

I wanted to finally share with you the last dresser I did before winter really hit around here.  It’s a shame really because after a couple weeks of cold, where I told the world, I was done painting for the season we had some unseasonably warm weather.

Here’s the before, cue horrible iPhone photo. 🙂

I thought this piece would be a piece of cake.  I’d clean the piece really good, especially the top,  a little light sanding and get busy painting.  I thought I’d have this piece done in no time. I’m sure that’s what my client/friend thought too.

But you see those spots on the top?  Those were a lot worse than they seemed.  After one coat of Coco Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I knew I had a problem on my hands.  The spots seeped through the paint and then seeped through Kilz.  I ended up stripping the top.

Figure in some freezing temperatures off and on and this piece took a record 3 weeks to finish. Not good.

But the results, oh, I think they were good.  Really good and most importantly my client loved it.

The original hardware was painted with brushed nickel and the sides were accented with 2 pearl finish craft paints. Of course, I finished the whole thing with several coats of Johnson’s Wax.

She’s a beauty don’t you think? Sharing with…. thirty handmade days and

shabby creek cottage

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  • Monica
    January 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!!!

  • Swimtaxi
    January 14, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Very CHIC

  • Chris
    January 15, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Hi Leslie, I don&#39;t think I have seen a lovlier piece of refinished furniture. You have done an admiral job. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris<br />

    January 15, 2012 at 7:57 am

    WOW! That is stunning! Nice work! Hopped over from 30days.

  • lauren @ West Furniture Revival
    January 16, 2012 at 4:09 am

    love the makeover. I would love to<br />feature it if that would be ok with you please let me know.<br />lauren

  • Our DIY Diaries
    January 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Great job! I would love for you to link it up at our party. <br /><br /><br /><br />Jen

  • michele
    January 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    it is so stunningly gorgeous. i&#39;m gonna stare a little longer…<br /><br />visiting via MMS and would be thrilled if you stopped over to my kate spade/vintage necklace giveaway!<br /><br /><br /><br />smiles.<br /><br />michele

  • Tricia
    January 18, 2012 at 4:05 am

    You did a great job. This is a beautiful piece.

  • Amber and Brad
    January 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    The end result is gorgeous! You did an awesome job.<br /><br />If you get a chance, I would be honored to have you stop by and link up to my weekly Chalk Paint linky party<br /><br />

  • Carrie
    January 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    You are so talented! It&#39;s just beautiful!

  • Claire
    March 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This is a real beauty-love that color ASCP-gotta try it! Following you from MMS-stop by for a visit!


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