Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Verdigris Highboy Dresser

So, here's my first large piece available for sale at my retail location. This dresser has come a long way from how it came to me. It was a nasty 80's glossy cherry finish with brass hardware, but it was also built solid with dovetail drawer joints & dust trays (not a huge deal but stuff you don't usually see on new furniture). I painted it a soft celery green that I blended myself then went over it with about a 60/40 blend of Valspar's Mocha & Asphaltum glazes. This produced a dark rich chocolate colored glaze. I primed then spray painted the two "locks" with Krylons Oil Rubbed Bronze, all the other hardware was new from Lowe's also in an ORB finish. The pain in the butt about that was that the top drawers had holes drilled 2.5 in. apart for the hardware & the bottom drawers were spaced for 3 in. pulls - wish I would've measured BEFORE hand. Just about the only kind of hardware I could find without having to special order were cup pulls, the bottom two drawers were easy. All hardware (except the decorative "locks") are by Amerock.

This is what it looked like before, actually not in bad condition but it looks like it belongs to a cranberry & hunter green color floral print love seat - makes my stomach hurt! I do love the curved lines on the feet though & the other subtle details lend interest without looking overdone.

Here's a before shot of the embossed detail on the upper section of the dresser.

Here it is after highlighted with some of that chocolate glaze & new ORB hardware.

And one last shot, showing some of the detailed lines.

I'm linking this up to Miss Mustard Seed's "Copy Me Challenge" , for any of you that aren't familiar with her, use the button below to check out her website, it's been a great tool for me in a lot of the recent projects I've been working on. She has lots of helpful tutorials & even a series on starting a business. Anytime I have a random furniture or business question (or just need some inspiration) I can usually find whatever I'm looking for on her blog. Although about 95% of the projects that are linked up to her "Copy Me Challenge" Are distressed white - a MMS standard, I feel like it's all kind of predictable......Miss Mustard Seed is anything but predictable. So, I thought I would enter something that identifies with the washed out antique colors that she mixes in with her whites.

Copy Me  Challenge

Anyone interested in purchasing this dresser can contact me through then link on the right hand side of my blog, I can get a quote for shipping & Revamped Home Furnishings now accepts all major credit cards.

I'm also linking up to the following link parties

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

1 comment:

  1. You are gifted! I could never even create these ideas in my head, let alone create them in reality! Keep at it!