Wednesday, September 10, 2008

OH! So Dark and Dreary

That's right, I just had to start looking for one of these and I found it. The photo below is my newest challenge and I am so hoping that I can create the same fresh look as the pic above. Keep in mind the one above is not my finished product.....just an inspirational photo.

Many that I saw were in very good condition...too good to be painted over with white paint. I continued my hunt for a tattered and worn piece that was just begging to be treated with tender care and of course one for very little money.

Check back to see my finished treasure soon.


Anonymous said...

I love your brown and pink blog colors there so elegant yet shabby, good choice. I will check back soon to see more, maybe I can get some ideas, I sure need some.

Sandi Behne said...

Thanks so much, I love the colors too.

Her Shabbiness said...

Lovely. We inherited a full dining room set that has a buffet similar to each photo you posted. When I saw the photo of the finished white one I realized just how cute the whole set could be painted white.

The family would skin me alive if I painted it though.I replaced the dining room set mentioned with my grandparents set and you would have thought I kicked out dear old granny the way my husband's family reacted. It's not like we got rid of it, it's in safe keeping, just not being used.

I can't wait to see your finished product.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed my visit to yours.

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely fabulous job!!

kari & kijsa

Bia said...

It's wonderful you found a piece of furniture that is so close to the one in the photo.

I love you finished rocking chair from the previous post.

ShabbyBoutique said...

Isn't that too funny! I have one of those in my garage and missing the same drawer. LOL I too have been meaning to sand it down and paint it. although the top on mine is ruined so I planned on doing a broken china mosaic on it. But other than that, mine is identical. LOL

Jewel ;o)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Thanks for stopping by my nap time post. I have had many requests for the southern belle pillow case. I wish I had more to share, but she is my one and only piece from many years ago. Maybe one day I will be able to let her go, but for now she likes it here in sunny California!

Anonymous said...

That is a fantastic idea! I live in a town that has wonderful old furniture that is crying out for some white paint, lol! Thanks for the idea! Do you have a picture of the top of the table in the previous post? I am sort of visually impaired and cannot see the one there. Thanks, Gina

Half of the Style Sisters said...

LOVE the transformation! Thank you for all your nice comments on my blog. I will be checking out your posts as well. Isn't this fun to make friends through blogs. Love the story about you and your husband taking a back route and finding treasures.

~♥~ Monica S said...

wow! that's quite a transformation!! BEAUTIFUL work!!

Isn't it just fun to create something that beutiful??

(will link this blog too)