Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ye Olde Country Dresser

Due to all the Holiday crazyness and finishing up client orders it feels like it has been ages since I have shared much WhiteBerry with you! Yet again my memory failed me when it came time to start work on this guy a few weeks back and so I lack the photographic evidence as to the unbelievable original condition.

When a dresser is as beat up as this one was you really don't have the luxury of just doing a nice, crisp coat of paint so I went with the usual distressing. But even after that was done I just didn't think it felt believable, so I whipped up a brown glaze to get into all the nooks and crannies and dents and dings. Immediately I knew that it was the right call and that she was ready to come in~


I don't like going too crazy with the glaze so it is pretty subtle in areas, but it does give the dresser a little added character along edges of drawers and doors.




And on a very exciting note, my WhiteBerry laptop is back up in action after it needed some open heart surgery recently! So I can finally update the site~

34 comments:

Kasey said...

very sweet.
xo

Amber said...

wow I LOVE the display over it!!! WOW!

A Wedding Story said...

Looks great AND love the robin's egg frames. Wow.

Jen said...

Charming! I too am totally digging the frames above. The whole packages works beautifully. Whoever buys the dresser should ask for all of it and of course pay for all of it!

J said...

Gorgeous! Love the frames displayed above it as well.

Cindy said...

Beautiful...I have a similar hutch I repainted for my dining room. :)

I added you to my post today listing 'go-to' bloggers for inspiration. You have great style!

sissie said...

The dresser and the wooden frames look so lovely. You did a wonderful job on the dresser.
Wish it were mine.

Beth said...

Beautiful job and I love those frames!

bagfashionista said...

love the pops of turqoise! I've been trying to have a frame wall display, but it just doesn't look quite right to me...yours look absolutely gorgeous (as usual)

Kim said...

Your work is gorgeous! You give me a ton of inspiration, now I just need to take the plunge and try to refinish my dining room set. The frames display is beautiful too!

Tamstyles said...

holly you should see what i won on ebay....for 98.00

Renovating Our Nest said...

I love it all... The dresser and the display. Gorgeous!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

The color on your frames is so great, and seems just the right color to go in a cozy white home like yours...I love what you do with the light blues and teals like in Wren's room. It seems so you.

Great job on the chest btw, I think the cutout shape along the bottom is really striking :)

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Love it!!! And those frames...I die!!!

BTW, I sent you an email and I was wondering if you received it?

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I love it, love it, love it! I am amazed of the beauty of distressed white furniture. Just perfect.

Amanda said...

Fabulous as always! Sure do love that display of frames and crystal taper holders too.

Thanks as usual for the inspiration.

Breeanna said...

Holly - this looks great!!!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

LOVE the aqua frames above it!!!! I'm totally thinking I need to paint the stairwell white and go nuts with these blue frames now!!

The dresser is the perfect amount of distressed as well!

Elisabeth said...

What's the blue color on the frames? Love it!

Dusty Bay said...

I love what you do to furniture - great job!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Glaze is my best friend! I also adore any piece of banged up furniture - gives a piece real character when it's upcycled. Nice job!

Kristal said...

Love the dresser, but more than that, I love the blue frames!!

tiffany said...

i love the way you styled this! so charming.

Torri said...

Hi Holly, looks great!
I was at Braden's mom's place the other night and you were such an inspiration to her that she decided to paint a bunch of old furniture of hers as well!
you're inspiring everyone!!!

Erin said...

I would loooooooove to know more about the brown glaze-what it is and how you applied it!

Gorgeous and ALWAYS!

Rosie said...

Lovely! I particularly like the styliing of this one with the empty frames!

rustic rooster interiors said...

Perfection... Love your work! What's the color on the frames above the dresser? I would like to use that for my kids furniture I'm re-painting... Hope you can share the name with me. Thanks!

Hope you had a wonderful New Years!!! 2010 is going to be a great year!!!
xoxo,
Alexandra

Karena said...
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Karena said...

Hi Holly...Joni sent me to visit. I love your blog.....those frames need some art, come and see me!! The piece turned out beautifully!

Ivy Lane said...

I just found you via Cote de Texas/Joni! LOVE your blog and your work! Happy New Year!

Jeanette said...

What did you use to hang the frames?

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Hi Holly! Love your renovations -- I found you from the Cote de Texas blog. I look forward to keeping up with you in 2010 and see what you redo next. I also love finding those gently worn pieces and freshening them up! Happy New Year!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Very pretty, and it looks great with the turquoise frames hanging above!

carlen said...

i a new visitor of your fabulous blog and i LOVE the way you transform the old into the most strikingly beautiful creations. Wow! have you done any "how-to" posts? or do you keep your trade-secrets confidential? also, what kind of wood flooring do you have--the beautiful dark chocolate wood?

 
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