Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dresser, with renewed handles

I hope Colleen hasn't had to resort to stripping herself! Here's the promised "more!" I spray painted the handles a metallic gold, which I'm quite pleased with. They turned out better than I expected. What's left are the feet. Opinions, please--do you think I should spray paint them gold or stain black?


Dresser Before:


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Dresser After:


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Handles before:


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Handles after:


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On other news, I leave Wednesday for London! I won't be blogging whilst there (going to be more or less low tech...too darn expensive to use my iphone, so unless I find a way to get a phone there for cheap or have internet access somewhere, I'll be off line!), but I'll be taking lots of pictures and notes to blog once I return. It's really funny how times have changed...I was feeling concerned about not having much cell service or web access...meanwhile, as I said to someone the other day, people existed and managed to make plans pre-internet and pre-cell phone. Heck, when I lived in England, I didn't have ANY phone. I used to walk to meet up with friends!


Hope everyone's having a great week and staying cool! It was in the mid-80s here today and is going to be near 90 this week! Hot hot hot!

9 comments:

  1. Fantastic update to the dresser -- and I would do the feet in gold.

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  2. I didn't, but it did get close...
    Would you mind if I did a before and after post for ATDC on this wonderful project? I think especially in the current economic climate, people are interested in reworking existing pieces in new ways, and the dresser just looks great!

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  3. The gold handles look great, but I would do the feet in black. If they stand out this much now, they'll be even more eye-catching in gold and I think the focus should be higher up. Great job!

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  4. This looks gorgeous, Christine!

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  5. Thanks everyone! I'm leaning towards staining right now. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get the motivation up. Another lesson--do the feet first. My dad told me this AFTER, of course.

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  6. Christine, I didn't know you could do such amazing things with a dresser!! You should take a ride up to Savage Mill (just outside of Laurel, MD) as there is a master furniture refinisher there who has really cool painted furniture. Go with black feet on the dresser!!

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  7. Great work here! Just an advice, have a piece of glass cut for the top of your dresser. That will help keep the top in better shape and avoid some of the chipping.

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  8. Very attractive handles. It is very modern and styled. It's a good idea to use mettalic gold. Great job.

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  9. Dresser is good especially when it have a good and attractive handle. Thanks for sharing.

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