Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Piece That Scared Me!

I picked up a dresser a few weeks ago and it wasn’t until I got it home and started sanding that I realized what it was.   

Oak dresser
Oak. With issues.
Oak dresser TOP
Cracks along the top edge meant that refinishing wouldn’t look great.  In my experience wood filler and refinishing don’t work well.   So I called an older friend who has performed miracles on furniture for quite some time.  I think I was asking her “permission” to paint oak.  Egads.  After all, I don’t want to be on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted “ list.
Long story short……here it is in all it’s glory.

0210 Blue White dresser 2
Beachy, yes?
0210 Blue White dresser
I still question whether it’s legal to paint oak so I’m  looking over my shoulder for the men in suits.


Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Ha...you're so funny! I really like that look!

Maureen said...

Oh Cindy it's not thaaaat much of an exaggeration! LOL! This was one those projects that I had to take step-by-step and walk away for a day or so before moving onto the next stage. Maybe it was the thought of my dad hovering over me saying "You're going to PAINT OAK?"!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Think of it this way: oak that's lost and no one wants it finds new life and new joy when painted. Feel better?

~~Carol~~ said...

Beachy YES!!! Oh it's just dreamy. But according to my husband, it's extremely illegal! I just painted a piece of furniture, which I'll show on my blog on Friday. He was totally against it, but I've hated the thing almost since I bought it. Now I love it!

Maureen said...

Can't wait to see yours! Your husband is the equivalent of my dad....it's just wrong. But ya gotta do, what ya gotta do.

Maureen said...

I'm going with you.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

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Sarah said...

Great job!! I love it! -Sarah

Cynthia said...

I struggle with painting oak, too. But, if it was too far beyond, then, at least its beautiful now and someone will be able to love it and use it and continue it's life!

Heidi said...

For one thing you're hilarious, for another thing that dresser is GORGEOUS. :)