Thursday, September 30, 2010

A couple WhiteBerry additions

And the card pull obsession continues...
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But first I want to share this lovely antique french chair I picked up recently while auctioning with Rebecca. We were chatting away, paying very little attention (as per usual) when this guys comes up to bat and we both went silent! It was just so pretty, I can't believe I didn't scope it out before the auction started.
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I was happy to see there was virtually zero interest in it (which I am sad to say wasn't the case for a beautiful old library cabinet I wanted...). The arms were pretty worn and it is obvious that it had been professionally restored at some point, but not recently.
So we went all white, then hand painted the body of the chair grey, leaving the cane work white.
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I love all the carvings in the seat back.
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And while the library cabinet I had my eye on didn't come home with us, I decided to use the color and handles I would have used on it on this giant old dresser I had laying around.
Photobucket It is probably the single heaviest dresser I've ever worked with. With all 9 drawers out Sean and I still had to exert ourselves to get it in the house (or maybe it was just me).
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It is a Thomasville dresser, whose furniture I have always loved so that explains the heavy-duty construction. My favorite part of the dresser is the columns though.
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And my love affair with antique brass/grey combos surfaced again.
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I think it might actually be the perfect length for this wall, so if it stays a while I will be very pleased (I know, I said that about the last one too, but it has since gone on to new horizons).
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If I can find some time to breakout the camera this afternoon, I will be back with a handful of other newbies going up on WhiteBerry, if not see you tomorrow for Fresh Coat Friday!

29 comments:

jaimee said...

Wow. That is really beautiful.

katskraps4kids said...

This is GORGEOUS- Both I mean. I am so glad you got your chair! =)

I am just mesmerized by how an old pass it over thing can be transformed into an elegant and beuatiful thing- from picture frames to dressers & chairs!

You have such patience to work through the process. & your pieces just inspire me!!!!

Jenny said...

I love both pieces, but my eye was certainly drawn to the columns on the dresser as well. It's stunning - wonderful job!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous pieces!!!

Cora Anne Designs said...

Wow, that may just be my favorite piece yet!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Gosh! LOVE both of these pieces! The chair is stunning in the gray and white!! Just Stunning!

And I LOVE LOVE the dresser!!

Great transformations!

Lou Cinda :)

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I absolutely LOVE both the french chair and the dresser. FAB to bone. Where do you find your card pulls? I've very rarely seen those about.

Lolo said...

Oh wow! This is my favorite creation of yours to date :D I too am in love with the library pulls....Im thinking of doing them in my kitchen remodel!! Great finds again....

Kacey said...

I just love that chair. I can't believe nobody else was interested in it! I actually like the antique brass/gray combo, when usually I'm not a big fan of brass. I might have to try that one of these days!

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous pieces - both of them. But I'm especially drooling over that chair. Sigh.

Design A-Peele said...

always beautiful work.

Allison said...

Both very beautiful pieces. I love the French chair. Gorgeous with the soft gray and the white caning.

Little Lovables said...

so pretty, both of them. i love the gray on the chair as well!

tilly | maison said...

beautiful job! i adore the subtle grey & white combination. ...and those drawer pulls on the dresser are perfection.

Hello My Pretties said...

Beautiful chair.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

The turn-around ont he chair's really nice.
And I acn't be sure, but I think that dresser may be the same one from the bedroom set in the guest room my husband's parents set aside as ours when we stay there during school summer's & winter break. But it has a really big mirror along the length, set on top, plus 2 matching end tables and a head board.

Angel said...

Those card pulls really make the piece. Looking at it I can't imagine it any other way. looks like it belongs in a library. Great job!

Amber's Notebook said...

WOW! I love the card pull table and the last piece!! AMAZING!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the chair!

Chrissie said...

Both of these pieces are wonderful! Can't wait to see what else you have coming!

Ann E. said...

You are not alone in the card pull obsession - I. Love. Them. Great work, I always love checking out your blog and seeing what you have up your sleeve!

Ann E. said...

You are not alone in the card pull obsession - I. Love. Them. Great work, I always love checking out your blog and seeing what you have up your sleeve!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Great job....wow. Where did you find the card pulls??

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Anji Johnston said...

Both pieces are stunning - what a wonderful job you have done on both.

Paint Me White said...

Hi Holly, how are you? was beginning to miss your furniture makeovers. However I was not disappointed when I saw this beauty. Just love it, great colour choice and the hardware is amazing. Take care my friend and have a lovely weekend. Sandy xx

Mrs. DeVore said...

Both are great but I LOVE that dresser! The color and those pulls are perfect, you have inspired me.

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I just found you through Abby & Her Boys and I absolutely love your blog. I am a big time dyi'r with sewing/painting/refinishing,etc. Love the things you've done, and your home is so lovely. I'm going to back to my blog to add you to my blog list because I can't believe I've gone this long without reading you :) !!

Stacey @ Entropified said...

Inspirational.

I'm gonna talk to myself now: Come on, Stacey, paint something!

Tammylee said...

what is your trick for moving all these heavy pieces without damaging your nice dark wood floor?

 
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