Friday, July 13, 2012

PAINT and Learning....new methods. Make your own Chalk Paint. I still feel I need to work on this a little more before,I head into some instructions on how to do this...But their are some great Blogs out their with more info,for those of you, who wish to try this your self. No Minimalist Here has some great tips and she inspires us to try it ourselves with such grace. Then Candy at Pickin and Paintin has some more insight into, details. I think I am finished with this piece and since it was late and no sun shine, This pic comes from my little Sun Porch turned into Kat's corner of kalamities and creativity.  Most of the time it is a calamity with one project or another ....This is where I paint because it has 2 doors ,I can open to the outdoors and screen's on two sides for good ventilation. So I am shut'in up so you can look at my Subway Dresser.

 So what is your opinion. I hope someone finds this a fun piece. I am torn on the knobs, I was leaving the original dark one's on. But the bottom two we're missing so added a fun twist,my plan was to put them on the top,but these are  really unusual knobs..they are seated in . The white is better when it falls on a letter like London......since Keep Austin Weird is a Texas thing -I did an slant on the S.  Since New Orleans is a fun party place a little slant on the O. Since New York is the city that does not sleep a slant on the O  and London,has it fun spots so a little slant again. Do you know the zip code. It is for the White House. In your Journeys you may have lots of place's you want to go. These are some of the top 25,as reviewed by several top travel venues.

Ok this is straight on with the paint cloth and all. This dresser is one heavy girl,she is very solid I mean really solid wood top to bottom. She has two small drawers,and then her drawers get wider with each step down. I estimate she is around 30-40 years old...not a antique yet, but a true vintage charmer..with a new makeover ....for some hip young lady. Hope she sells as well as my other dresser makeovers..Usually within the month of my taking to the shop( Moore and Garrett located in Belton,TX) a really cool shop of over 100 years old. Lots of character and we have over 100 vendors now.

OK! I have got to clean my finger nails,dark wax is messy. PS you can wash your croc's in the Dish washer they clean up really well with a lil pre-treat.

Thank you for the comments I have recently received, you guys rock and I need to Roll out of here, So until next time- My thanks for each comment and those who have recently opted to follow me....Thank you,Kat


TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Fabulous job... love the distressing! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! I love this dresser, you did a fantastick job! I'm your newest follower... I like your stuff! - Susan

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

I honestly think you did a wonderful job (love the knobs!)!!
And the distressed writing is gorgeous!!
I hope you have a wonderful day:)

Stephanie said...

Love this piece!! Great job. :)

suzyq said...

I had to do a double take on this one - I thought it was mine ( just for a second ) Similarities are uncanny!
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back
( you can find the cousin to your dresser on my before/after transformations page )

Full Circle Creations said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Ve3ry nice! It is really a fun re-do. I think the knobs look good.

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Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

I like it. Very original. Great job! And if those keyholes are the real deal, this piece dates back to the '20's. Dove tailed drawers and flat head nails? Is the wood Mahogany or Oak? For sure 90 + years old.

Bliss said...

I like it just how it is, knobs and all.