Monday, September 19, 2011

By the Sea

Would you believe me if I said I found this by the Sea...?  No probably not.  I found this at another thrift store, and it was not PRETTY!  Ugly handles really dated the piece, BUT the top drawer was really nice even though it was, dare I say it plastic.....  Oh the inhumanity of it all!  How dare they.


The title is by the sea cause I painted it Annie Sloans Chalk Paint in Louie Blue.  It is such a pretty color.  It looks just like the ocean to me.  I used the ASCP in Old White to dry brush over the top of the blue then sanded it all down. Which made it SO smooth!  Its such a wonderful finish when sanded all over, its just like glass.   Here is the after.



I distressed the medallions on the top drawer and painted the little handles white.



The other drawers got some knobs from Hobby Lobby that were brass and I painted them white with the chalk paint.


 It looks like it washed up on the beach!


Have a great day!! 
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10 comments:

  1. I love this look~it does feel beachy and coastal.

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  2. I'm loving what I see, dry brushing I will have to give that a try. Your restyles are always fantastic!

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  3. I cannot believe that is the same chest. Beautifully done. Found you via Primitive and Proper. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

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  4. The beachy look you gave this piece is so pretty! It must be very happy that you gave it new life!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I really appreciate your participation!

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  5. Another wonderful piece done by you. Just love the color nd syle this was done in. Awesome.
    Happy Fall
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  6. What a LOVELY re-do...Louis Blue is my very favourite ASCP colour these days...

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  7. This is so lovely, thank you so much for linking up. Love the color!

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