Sunday, 24 June 2012

Re-Furbished & Re-Loved



 
I bought this a couple of months ago from a 2nd hand shop, I thought it was 'quite nice' and would be a good piece to paint.  As I was loading it into the car I noticed it had a really badly damaged leg at the bottom of the back left hand side, which I must have missed when giving it the 'once over' luckily I did mange to talk the guy around to giving me some money back.
This is the before pic:
I  got it home and left it in the hall for a day, then moved it into the lounge til I was ready to work on it.  That evening we were sitting in the lounge and my hubby said - "I really like it, we should keep it" and funnily enough I was thinking the very same thing, the colour and the patina of the wood was absolutely gorgeous and I can't believe I hadn't noticed this before, this inspired me to keep some of the lovely patina.
The damaged leg looked like this:
  
Pretty bad - hey? So I cracked open the wood filler, and after a couple of days of gradually building it up I painted it, and it ended up looking like this:
  
 Not perfect but a zillion % better! 
 
I painted the framework and legs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White an waxed it with clear wax, distressed the edges a little 'here & there' and left the beautiful patina on the top and drawer fronts.   I changed the knobs, to new ceramic ivory coloured ones, and this brought it all together.

Its now settling nicely into its new home in my bedroom.
Bye for now.
CJ

28 comments:

  1. Amazing, I love this after&before

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  2. THis is such a Gorgeous Transformation! I just love the pop of white.. it added soo much to the dresser! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/06/pink-hippo-party-84.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  3. this is gorgeous in the two tone look! nice work!

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  4. WOW, great dresser! You can hardly tell the repair on the leg....perfect!

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  5. So lovely, glad you kept some of the original wood. And great job fixing that leg!

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  6. Love the wood showing, just perfect piece, very elegant. Nice Work.
    Anne

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  7. Love this chest of drawers, and the fact that you painted the frame but not the drawers - just gorgeous, and the handles finish it off perfectly !

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  8. I love this! The wood with the white is fantastic! Sharing on my facebook wall! : )

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  9. Love the clean look to this and the knobs are just the right touch! I am a new follower!

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  10. i love the color combo-i'm too scared, still, but i have a piece that i want to do just like this. what a great transformation!

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  11. your piece is just beautiful! great jobb. love the two tone effect.

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  12. Gorgeous! I think you did a great job making the leg look like the others! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!!!

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  13. What a beautiful update! I like the use of the white along with the wood!

    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely piece at Potpourri Friday!

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  14. Lovely! You performed magic on that leg! :)

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  15. This is so fantastic! Love the colors you chose and love your blog!!! I’m your latest follower, and I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    Come on over and check out the details on my blog!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  16. The leg looks amazing. Well done! I love the whole thing! Thanks for stopping by Reposhture and having a look round. I appreciate the kind words on the pallet table!
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  17. You did a fantastic job, looks beautiful

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  18. Great repair and a pretty transformation!

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  19. Beautiful job - and I love your knobs :o)
    So pretty!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  20. Great before and after! I love the hardware!

    http://mulberrycreationscanada.blogspot.ca/

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  21. I LOVE the way this turned out. Thanks so much for sharing at Doodles & Stitches.

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  22. Your furniture is being featured tomorrow at the Fabulous Friday Link Party...
    http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/

    Thanks again for linking up!

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  23. i would love to feature your dresser if this would be ok with you please let me know,
    lauren

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  24. Thanks so much for this one! I bought a french style chest on chest with a broken leg..on the front! Now i know it can be rebuilt/carved/etc. I will be more likely to work on it now you have shown the way. This is a lovely piece and I'm glad you are giving it a forever (?) home.....

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  25. What wood filler did you use? I am currently trying to fix my own piece with broken feet. Thanks!

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