Teal Beauty

When I spotted this dresser posted for sale, I was intrigued.

I thought it had great potential despite its obvious veneer issues.
I figured that could be fixed.
The details were too cool to pass it up!
I had to drive a bit to pick her up…about 45 minutes one way.

Pickins are a little slim over the winter months and often necessitate a drive.
A little road trip with my mom – coffee and good conversation abounded.
I think that made it all worthwhile :)

Teal - felton dresser before

I envisioned her painted in a bold color.

But first…I had to remove all the veneer from the third drawer.
I laid a wet towel on that drawer and let it be for the day.
The next day, I came back to it putty knife and hammer in hand to lift and remove the peeling veneer.
It took some time to remove it, but it eventually worked.
I was determined.
I also removed all the carved pieces on that drawer as they were all broken up.

When I was done, I sanded her down and went to work on her with Annie Sloan’s Florence Chalk Paint.

That was the perfect color!

I recycled the original pulls on the lower drawers and added some sparkly pulls on the top two drawers.

Check her out.
How about that amazing mirror?
They just don’t make mirrors like that anymore.

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

Florence Dresser - Embracing Change

 Hard work…it always pays off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Omgosh, I love that piece, all the embellishments are in the right place and its a great color and know choice, love it.

  2. Well that piece will brighten up a gloomy Winter day! You did a great job on it’s makeover, Stacey. Take care, Cynthia

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