Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WA-WAH!

It...

... is finished!


Well, okay, nearly finished.

The bottom drawer is sticking a bit and needs some strategic sanding.

But doesn't it look great?

I love the creamy antique white, and the way the knobs and pulls sparkle.


Turned into quite a family project.
And by family I mean, mostly Kerry.

I did most of the stripping (multiple nasty coats of gray-blue, pink, purple, etc.),
the boys - Wyatt mostly - helped with the sanding,
(part of his growing acquaintance with manual labor),
but when it came to the painting...

I balked.

Kerry did it  :D

He's much more finicky than I am so I knew,
number one -
it would look better,
and number two -
he would be happier in the long run.

Maybe not-so-happy to be on the receiving end
of that punt in the short run,
(though mostly gracious about it),
but happier with the end result.

13 comments:

Gramma Grasshopper said...

I'm Julie's mom and this dresser belonged to MY GRANDMA - so that makes it fourth generation to Julie and Kerry and FIFTH generation to all her boys! That quite a life for this NOW BEAUTIFUL dresser. Way to go KERRY - beautiful paint job!

melanie said...

Lovely, just lovely!
Well done, all of you =)

Are those the original knobs and pulls? Or did you splurge? They are beautiful!

Choate Family said...

Beautiful! I especially love the knobs - are they antique?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

The dresser must be 100+ years old, and wasn't probably an expensive piece of furniture when it was new. We all thought the knobs/pulls were original. Certainly, they're OLD!

But when I stripped the paint I realized they're not actually original, as there was a "shadow" in the wood from the older ones. I'm guessing they were brass, like the keyholes.

I like the glass ones MUCH better :D

Cathy M. said...

That really came out nice! Your family is so talented. Has it always been a dresser? It looks like a buffet at my Dad's house. Love the crystal pulls.

Q said...

Lovely!

Inspired now. Our library dining table and benches are currently stripped and ready for staining. Gonna get started this weekend!

H West said...

I am SUPER impressed. That is beautiful.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

It looks a lot like a buffet my mom has too, but instead of all drawers, the bottom of her buffet has cupboard doors and shelves inside.

Now that it looks so good, there's a dresser I want to paint the same color... heh heh heh!

It's hard to tell in the photo, but it's a really luminescent, creamy antique white - not pure white. It almost glows. :D

Happy, happy, happy!

Cutzi said...

Oh Julie - I love it! Good work G family!

Ruby said...

Great job. I love it!

The dB family said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! You've inspired me to actually do something with my Oma's buffet now. I just have to decide on a colour.... hmmmm....

Blessings!
Deborah

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

leah said...

Wow- that turned out so beautifully! I really need to find something antique and get to work- must go to a rummage sale now! :-)