Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh Crap! Moments


A couple of months ago my husband brought a dresser home for me.    A very nice gesture on his part.  (Thank you husband.)  Thing is, it was painted with a glossy black enamel.   Which can also be spelled N-I-G-H-T-M-A-R-E! 
1206 DResser BEF
I decided to attack this while the weather was still mild enough to use the nasty old stripping gel – outside.   No way around it.

1206 DResser BEF 2
To make the job a wee bit easier, I popped off the wood applique.

1206 Dresser
I sanded it and took a break from it (as in weeks) – just one of those kind of projects.  Then I got a call the day before our big sale last week that a vanity had sold and I needed something new to bring in.  One of those “Oh crap!”  calls!  Less than 24 hours before the sale!

1206 Dresser AF21
Somehow we manage!  Installed in the shop in time!
1206 Dresser AF3
Applique replaced with a vintage brooch.
1206 Dresser AF 1
Ta-da!

7 comments:

Lori E said...

It looks so much better in white. I seem to like black accessories but prefer white furniture pieces.
Sounds like you work well under pressure.

Old Time Cindy said...

Really? You're a pro at this, girl!
Farmhouse holiday hugs,
Cindy

Kathryn J Cain said...

wow and ta da is right.thank you so much would love to follow you but have to work out a kink in the system

Jeannie and Linda said...

Wow is all I can say Maureen! It turned out so beautiful! I love your shop too! Wish you were in Raleigh.

We are joining your lovely blog. Can't wait to explore you other posts.

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment about my Ruffled Pillow Tutorial. Your dresser turned out wonderful. It's amazing how the color change makes it look totally different. Adding the brooch was a great idea.
Have a Nice Day,
Suzanne

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