Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wisteria Inspired Curvy Chest { Makeover }

If at first you don't succeed, try again...and AGAIN! Although I liked the original finish on this antique chest, I had to be true to myself and go with what is more ME. I had an image/idea of what I wanted this piece to look like and I had planned on selling it....I just might have to re-think that now:-)

I LOVE Wisteria and Restoration Hardware finishes and that is what I saw when looking at these pieces.

via Wisteria
via Wisteria


I consulted with Amy from The Salvage Collection about what to do with the chipping veneer and I couldn’t be more grateful for the advice on "let it show" it really does add character to it. She also sent ove some images of a piece she re-finished with a similar finish as a thought...Loved it!

Thank you Amy:)


This is what my low boy curvy chest looked like
Before.


 Pulled apart to strip, sand, and straighten the drawers out.

There is more to this set aswell.

This was my first attemt at this white wash finish. It had too many brush strokes in it for me.



FAIL!!!!


And this is what she looks like now! You can still see the birds eye maple through the white wash but has a much more elegant feel to her.

















 Some close ups of the wood tones.
 I changed out all the hardware to tear drop pulls from Hobby Lobby at $3.99 each.
I'm working on my dining room makeover and she now fits perfectly in this little alcove. 

I want to hang some vintage plates above her. As you can see in the full hight photo I have one already. $.67 cents at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach!! 

When I start the makeover on the next dresser I am going to try my hand at a video tutorial on white washing. I had a difficult time at achieving the look I was going for, so I am thinking it might be easier to try with a video tutorial.







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13 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous piece! I would so love to find a curved front dresser.

    Nice job!!

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  2. Beautiful! I would love to do this to my antique dresser. I look forward to the tutorial!

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  3. It came out beautifully. Can't wait to see the other pieces.

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  4. That turned out so pretty! What a great set of furniture!

    Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays... Rhonda @ home.made.

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  5. I love the places Knock off Decor has taken me, here for example! Your piece looks wonderful, good call on the veneer. I haven't gotten any further than this page but believe me I'm not leaving yet! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Very pretty! I love the white wash look, it just gives the piece more personality! It really makes a statement now.

    www.agirlandabrush.net

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  7. It looks gorgeous!! And what a perfect place for it! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  8. amazing! such effort and time went into her so i'm glad you love her! so great to see the beautiful wood grain!

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  9. What a gorgeous transformation...I love that you didn't cover up the missing veneer....what a great piece! Nice to find you via Furniture Feature Friday. I'm your newest follower, and I would love if you stopped by and followed back, if you like. Have a creative week, Lori

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  10. LOVE YOUR DRESSER ITS BEAUTIFUL, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW
    LAUREN

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  11. That turned out beautifully. Do you mind sharing what you used for the whitewash? Visiting from French Country Cottage.
    Angie

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  12. Beautiful! I love the hardware you chose too!

    Becca
    diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

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