Friday, February 4, 2011

Miss January

Here is my project for the month of January. 

She was pretty, but very old for sure.  She needed a lot of work the slats that let the drawers slide were damaged or dangling.  Mr. Sensible-Redesign fixed those for me and helped me sand the top.

 This is a photo of the detail on the piece.  It had lots of potential.

 A bit of damage here on the side, but I believe those are beauty marks and usually leave those.

 The top was pretty so I wanted to leave it natural, something I have not done in the past.  It took lots of sanding because there was poly on the top of the piece.  We sanded it all down and put a stain on it then a wipe on Poly.
 I painted it an oops color from Home Depots sample section, 50 cents  Woo  Hoo!  It's a grey / green there was no name on the color probably a custom match that didn't match... It worked well for me. 

 I distressed by sanding the edges and where it might get worn.  Hit the high spots on the details, and where the handles were.  Then mixed a brown glaze and wiped that on.

 The handles were all there and in really good condition.  So nothing needed to be done to those. 

 The finished Miss January. 
She is for sale at Treasures Resale Furniture Consignment Store, Roswell Ga.
Please stop by if you are in the Atlanta area and give her a look. 


  1. love this piece... and i love that you left the top natural... looks great!

  2. Hi, first visit here. I just read your profile and think it's amazing that you are volunteering your time for such a great cause. I wish we had a non-profit store like that in our area, I'd love to volunteer doing something that I love that helps others. There is a for-profit store that does that in our area, but their prices are sky high for something I know I could do myself.

    Glad to have found your blog.

  3. Really like what you did to transform this chest. The natural top is a nice juxtaposition to the painted finish. Visiting from Kim's party. :-)
    ~ Sue

  4. Looks like my comment didn't go through the first time... I love this piece! I absolutely love the color and that you mixed the finishes on it- perfect! The oops paint is a fantastic color too. Stopping by from Kim's party- now following- stop by and say hello sometime :)

  5. Okay, I am in love with this dresser and I say...Fabulous on the job you did.


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