Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Nightmare


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I love the way this piece turned out, but boy did it give me fits!  It almost ended up on the curb twice.  I bought it off of CL and the guy wanted to meet me with it.  Long story short he had to wait on me a little bit (his fault) :) and because of that I didn't want to say no.  Had it been at his house I would have turned it down.  It had major veneer problems and all of it but the top had to come off.  I wasn't skilled in using a chisel so it was pretty gouged up.  After a lesson from my husband on using a chisel and lots of wood filler later this is what I came up with.  I have been waiting for the right piece to try out the Union Jack on and the size of this one fit the bill.  I love all the ones I've seen out there but this one from reckless glamour was my favorite by far!  Grey and white are my favorite colors.  I used ASCP in Graphite, Paris Grey mixed with Graphite, and Old White on this one.  Here are some more pics:






and some befores:




Back of the dresser: year it was made or a furniture ID number??

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31 comments:

  1. Your hard work sure paid off! Your dresser looks great! I love the colors your chose. I have yet to try ASCP. I don't know what I'm waiting for. I've seen so many great makeovers using the paint. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  2. Wonderful transformation on the piece! I love Union Jack (especialy in grey and white)!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  3. Wow, it looks amazing....love the colors!
    ~Des

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  4. This great union jack dresser was worth all the work. It is fabulous!
    Yvonne

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  5. It turned out great! I would love to try Union Jack on a table soon. I'm not that brave though.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! You should try it - you can do it. :)

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  6. Well worth the effort - it's gorgeous! I love the color combination you chose!

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  7. Wow! What a transformation! So glad you didn't kick it to the curb:-) I'm your newest follower, btw. I hope you'll stop by my blog one day. xo

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  8. Looks great, I understand the kick it to the curb feeling. I have a table I've redone several times now, and it just keeps biting me in the hiney. (Saw you over at Savvy Southern Style party.)

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  9. Thanks! Glad I didn't get rid of it though. :)

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  10. You would never know it had problems. Looks great!

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  11. Boy you did go after the veneer the hard way! Next time try a damp rag over the veneer and use a hot iron with steam. It melts the old glue.
    For all your hard work, it is lovely!

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    1. I tried that first and it wasn't going anywhere! Think I will just stay away from bad veneer from now on. :)

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  12. Well it turned out amazing good thing you didn't give up. It looks great!

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  13. What a GREAT makeover...glad that you didn't give up!!! Hop over today and grab my starfish featured button for your blog...yes...you have been featured at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much Linda, my first feature. :)

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  14. Stephanie this is simply beautiful!! I am so glad you kept it!!

    I saw you featured over at Linda's!

    Oh, I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  15. Thanks Karena! Heading over to enter now. :)

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  16. Excellent! When I was a kid my BFF and her sister were huge Rolling Stones fans and they painted the ceiling of their bedroom with the Union Jack. I was amazed.

    ~Bliss~

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    1. Wow, that was ambitious! I bet it looked great.

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