how fitting the color of the paint i used on this dresser is called paris grey. the brown colored wood gave it a hick chic vibe minus the chic. but with a couple of coats of annie sloan paint, matte white hardware, clear wax on the finished product, i rather fancy it paris chic. a large glossy white baroque style mirror resting on the top and the look is complete.
a friend of mine , holly, asked if i could take this buffet from white (still looking for the “before” picture) to an antique look black finish. holly has a beautiful home, exquisitely good taste in all-things-fashion-and-anything-for-that-matter, so i wanted to morph a fairly new piece into a buffet with old southern charm. i painted several coats of antique black, clear waxing between each coat, hand-distressing, antique black rubbing with brown undertones, dark waxed, then clear coated and poly’ed for a worn feel. i changed out the hardware finishing it with a gold leaf, then distressed and clear waxed …again.
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My latest restoration. See. I have been busy.
…apparently, the best part of looking at restored furniture is seeing the “before” shot . although i hold bachelors of science degree in the School of Cinematography, apparently the digital age ensued the day i graduated. thus and so, i have been intimidated by words such as “pixel” , “jpegs” and “image sensor chips”. in other words, i have not picked up a camera in YEARS , that was until i was FORCED to do so, by one, very digitally aged, techno geek hubby . he assures me, “even a five year old can take a picture”….and so i do. in fact, i stage. i boutique. i even straightened up. i used sunlight, moonlight, fluorescent light and natural light. only to discover from hubby, out of all those pictures i staged, only 10 or 12 were “acceptable”. sighhhh’ how i can take blurry pictures with a a Fuji Fine Pix S1500 auto focus still haunts me. but in the words of Jodee Messina, ” i’m not gonna let it get me down”, i am gonna figure it out. so, if you don”t mind blurry “before” pictures, i will be sure to have crisp clear “after” photos. Here are the “Afters”.