7.03.2013

::Another Waterfall::

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This time a dresser I picked up for a song at a junk shop my dad found.

I named her Janie.  Just because.



She started out life with a bad staining/glazing job.  Poor thing.


I mixed up some DIY chalk paint using SW Creamy for the white, and then for the drawers I used SW Comfort Gray on the first layer and Oyster Bay over that.

Mercury Glass knobs from Hob Lob.  Totally make the piece, IMO.


I did the petroleum jelly resist technique, which is easy, but kinda messy.  It's a good way to get the bigger 'swipes' to pull off though.  Candle wax does the same, but it's better for just the edges.


I distressed her and waxed her using Maison Blanche clear antiquing wax, which buffs to a very matte finish.


I lined her innards with some coolio scrapbook paper...just in the middle.


I think she looks beachy and marvelous now.


Janie is available at The Serendipity House for any locals (within 2 hours of Fort Wayne IN).

But she'll also be looking for dance partners at some weekly link parties, which will be posted when she arrives with her bean dip.
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29 comments:

rebecca wisor said...

You're right - those knobs (huh huh) take it from beautiful to spectacular. It should be gone in no time.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty, and those knobs are amazing with it!

Maureen said...

Pretty and soft! I love the knobs too.

SW Creamy has been a favorite of mine for a while but I recently painted my bedroom with SW Greek Villa and I'm addicted to that.. for now!

Suzan said...

I am one of those folks that thinks waterfall furniture is hideous in it's natural state. It looks INFINITELY better painted!! Now...I need more info on the vaseline resist technique!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness, this is so stunning!!! LOVE the color and the finish!

NanaDiana said...

She looks so nice all gussied up with mercury knobs and all! I really like how she turned out. I have seen some of those dressers. Their shapes certainly give away their age, don't they? Great job, Cindy- xo Diana

Karen Kearney said...

Such a nice job! Love her new look.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Gorgeous!!! Those knobs are to die for - I just posted a makeover I called Abigail - could be Jane's cousin really lol
Happy 4th of July
XOX

Cozy Little House said...

She's beautiful! I can't paint worth a darn. Judy picked up an old dresser for $20 for me. Went without one for over a year. Thinking about painting it, but it isn't in very good physical shape. The knobs are messed up and have messed up the screw holes so you can't tighten them. Sure wish I lived close by so I could get one of your beauties.
Brenda

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the soft colours you chose that make the knobs pop.

omega57 said...

Lovely! I think during my post college years decades ago the chifforobe I bought for $5 at an auction was the same style. If I had only known...

omega57 said...

Lovely! I think during my post college years decades ago the chifforobe I bought for $5 at an auction was the same style. If I had only known...

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh my gosh! No wonder I LOVE her. My paint colors with silver!

Therena Taylor said...

This is gorgeous! You are SO talented!

Lisa said...

Comfort Gray is one of my faves. She is lovely! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I had a chest like that in my bedroom when I was small, such a great piece and this is a great makeover. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the knobs, thank goodness for Hobby Lobby, I love buying them there!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this!! I have an entire bedroom set of this furniture and I have been dying yo refinish it. I love the different color for the drawers. I will be painting mine blue and ivory!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Marie Blackburn said...

Beautiful and I love those mercury glass knobs! I have a dresser like this sitting in my basement storage room waiting for a makeover. You've inspired me!
Marie@InteriorFrugalista

sew sweet vintage said...

Lovely waterfall dresser. The hardware is sweet:) Swing by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/vintage-swimwear.html

Brooke Larsen said...

I love this waterfall dresser, you gave it so much character!


I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/07/paint-party.html
Hope to see you there
Brooke
Start @ Home

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

She does look very beachy, like you'd find her in a well loved old beach house. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Jennifer L. said...

Both pieces look fantastic.

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

She's a beauty! The knobs are fabulous too...perfect touch!
Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} Pinning!
Nancy

Heather SettingforFour said...

I featured you today here: http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/07/10-make-create-and-decorate-summer.html Thanks for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired!

Petticoat Junktion said...

I love this Cindy, pinning!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

a very pretty makeover, Cindy, thanks for linking up to paint Parade
Fiona x

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Cindy, Janie is an absolute beauty... I love her shape, colour and shabbiness!!
Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday last week. I'll be featuring Janie at tomorrow's party, so please feel free to stop by and pick up a 'Featured' button.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Janie is a head turner...what a BEAUTY!!!! TFS...hugs...

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