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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Keeping it real, and a dresser to show and Thank yous too, so this a crazy post..if I say Annie Sloan Chalk Paint it will bring people...but today Keeping it Real.

Hi Guys,yeap I am from the Midwest originally. This is a little, oops! should  say a big!  ugly 80's Dresser,weighs a ton big! and had a mirror that I discarded as it was too yuck. But this is the real picture in the garage...and not staged pretty! Keeping it real ...as the pic is in a garage folks...how many of us in Vintage Redo? Make it over! or add our out of box work> in our garage or basement (MMS) and I was running out of time....The pic is a little yellow due to the garage fluorescent lights....out side is better any day for true color....So this is the dresser and I said good bye to the country mirror. So guys what do you think, does she have a little updated look.


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 I painted her completely in ASCP Old ochre,first time to use this color, kinda like it...she was painted completely in this color...inside the drawers...inside the doors, inside the drawers behind the doors...and then I used French Linen,of which I used on the coffee table turned into a ottoman...I slapped paint on and then used a sanding pad...and evened it out...this was a trial and error type of paint treatment. I just did not want a basic Old White base...too many doing that.... 
 OK the top is a flat chalk look paint, with a buffed sanded finish over the French Linen in this area...then I sanded and Used the Dark Wax over the whole top...
 The pulls I painted with a homemade chalk paint of black and eggplant, I have used several times...I then waxed the pulls. The top I used the same paint. A Mix of Rustoleum flat black and Behr Eggplant and some Plaster of Paris...The paint I mixed, but the addition of the Plaster of Paris comes only when I use...Boy this was a big piece! This took 2 days from start to finish...do you think 200.00 is fair...


Close up on the details...the groves,lots of sanding. The edging also sanding and waxed, the corners all sanded. The handles, your should have seen my hands a black mess..but painted and  then waxed....to team with the top...


Behind the doors, a full three more drawers, big and deep....perfect for lots of stuff

See big drawers for lots of stuff...this was in the late stage of work...So what ya think so far....and you have to love my paint cloth,currently in the washer...very Pollack art look..My hubby Mr Kalamitie had to fix the door, broken.
This is a shot of the top from one end to the other...painted. Waxed. then sanded.Then buffed...a matt look with edges sanded and waxed...I was trying for a more sophisticated look,Nix the country look...what ya think? Did I do it.


Was I right ugly, 80's pine very heavy pine with a veneer...not pretty. So Yeh or Nah
did I do it, a better look from a sad fate ....I think yes....


At the shop, I did not take upstairs...too )(&(^^&)*)(+)+k heavy, My wonderful Mr Kalamity, ran by the house to help me, please those in education...and this is where some of why I did not get a picture at the shop, when I made it pretty with fun stuff on top,,,is it a Dresser or a side board...I think in our world it can be what your want...But Mr Kalamity said whats wrong...you look like you do not feel well and swollen on your left cheek...you need to see a doctor Now....but I have so much!,


I placed this with the dresser... they kinda looked cool together, if I get by the shop, I will try to get a picture...but why did I not take a pic,when setup looked so cool! when I placed it..back to my hubby saying what is wrong...I took my temp before leaving yeap a temp, I had a ear ache for a month...but now a fever and headache,and swollen lopes and my cheekbone is tender and all feel hot and pain yes...plus red across my cheek...Yeap he said GO NOW to the doctor, So I did! I love the minor emergency that our local hospital has created...TOP 100 in the county Scott and White..and My Doc she is from Yugoslavia and she checked it out...yeap a raging ear infection, limp nodes swollen and sinus track all infected and spread into my skin...now this is not to get pity....it is to tell those of us, who will try too tough it out...get REAL and take care of yourself!
So one shot of antibiotics...and then a tetanus because she is just a good DOC..then a prescription for more antibiotics...feeling kinda loopy with all that fighting the infection....SO that is why I said keep it real!!!

OK so guess what also happened today when I stopped by the shop...All of this sold today.When I thought so late...and promising myself to start Christmas sooner next year..but all this stuff sold, the door to a fellow vendor who says it looks so cool in her home next to the tree...how cool is that.... 



 MY two tone burlap MMS ruffled tree skirt sold...I delivered..cool

 My silk satin sold too....and the same customer bought guess what....O I wish I had been their, I would have shown her the  Christmas ball...would look good with the look, the wreath too....overall a fun original look for the holiday...upstairs I have a wreath with music also....I would love to do a whole vintage room for next years holiday...like what Luckett's does...have you ever looked at their stuff! so cool fun
 She bought the garland too...I really think the Christmas music balls would have been a nice accent....my retail experience talking....So one day my sales jumped...Yippee
So what else am I thankful for, I am over 9000 readers...yeap I know for some not a big deal, but for me...to think some of what I have done has been seen by people all over the world....amazes me...So a HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!!

A special thank you to MMS as so many, come to me via her Friday Furniture Link party, many come via link parties, many via Pintrest thank you Miss Bliss as she has pinned many of my items...several others on my sidebar, who have link parties are part of more success on my blog..A thank you to each and all...and take care of yourself....cause if you are not healthy you can not take care of other...


SO my Thanks!  to each of you, for those who do Link parties, to those who follow me, to those who comment and to those who read me...now comments..read my comments on the last post, and go to the gal in Malaysia  her Denim Tree will amaze you and I must  need pin....I think I will do that now...PS even MMS gave her a KUDO

DID you see !I did my pin board...

Thank you guys,see you on the next post...and Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Peace filled 2013 with NO news of acts, that hurt and cause us to  ask why....

BOY Kat ,chatty, is it the shots and antibiotics......I know I have spelled something wrong, that is the real me...

3 comments:

Bliss said...

I'm not surprised that door flew off the booth floor, it's a great decoration, but I have no idea what to charge for a dresser.

Bliss

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Not even sure how I got here, but I'm glad I did! That door is fabulous! I would love it in my house next to the tree with one of your ruffled tree skirts! I'm following along and looking forward to seeing more!

cheltenhamroad said...

I'm loving that door!
(and I hear you about starting Christmas earlier. I plan to start making things in July this year).
David