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Friday, September 2, 2011

My crazy passion and obsession - the Union Jack

I can't help it. I have Union Jack sweaters, t shirts, pillows, jewelry and even furniture. Which brings me to my Union Jack dresser. It's everything I love - olive green and the Union Jack, together on a vintage dresser. What else could a girl want?

I saw this dresser on the way to work one morning and skidded to a stop. A garage sale was being set up and my timing was right. I quickly checked the dresser out - dove tail drawers, Basset, cool hardware. MINE! I called my Honey and asked him to pick it up for me.



A few hours later my Honey calls and asks me if I knew the dresser was made of particle board. Say WHAT? That wasn't all. In short it is the crappiest dresser Basset ever made and no way could I ever paint and sell it.

So I painted it for ME. I used my favorite colors and stylized the Union Jack in the manner of Vivienne Westwood or AllSaints (meaning, yes I know the stripes are incorrect) and what I now have is a uniquely me piece of furniture.

I used acrylic paints over an oops-paint white. Then finished the bottom and sides with glaze. Finally the whole dresser was coated with clear wax.

Hail Britannia!

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26 comments:

  1. wow--this is cool! I love your take on the union jack--unique and inspirational. If you have time I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party this week.

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  2. Too cool for school! Who said the Jack has to be exactly correct all of the time. You didn't make fun of it/joke about it- you just did you "feeling" for it in your own style...GOOD FOR YOU!

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party today,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  3. Gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!! So pretty and different and just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday ! :)

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  4. I love your take on the Unioun Jack. Fantastic. Nice chunky wax. Thx again for coming over to my joint with TWO great projects.

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  5. This is soo incredibly cool, just love it!! Found you at Michele's lovely blog {Primp}.

    Just beautiful!
    Michelle

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  6. Wow, and Wow!! This is about the coolest version of the Union Jack on Furniture I have seen yet. I am so wanting this in my home. I LOVE it!!! Visiting from "Primp", and your latest follower.

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  7. Love this and love Union Jack...looks so sharp!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  8. Oh wow this one one of my favorite Union Jacks I've ever seen!

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  9. love, love, love what you did with this , very original. i would love to feature this on my next revival monday, please let me know if this would be ok with you.

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  10. I am in love with this dresser! It is gorgeous! I love the Union Jack theme as well. I just completed a pallet coffee table. You should check it out. We are your newest followers.

    http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com

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  11. This is absolutely amazing!!!!
    I'm a new follower.
    www.projectqueen.org

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  12. Thank you everyone for the great comments on my dresser! It was a labor of love for me, something I had pictured in my mind for a long time.

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  13. Oh my gosh!!! This is the most amazing piece ever! Who'd a thunk? I am in awe at your talent; really think it's cool!

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  14. well, that's the prettiest darn particle board dresser ever :)

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  15. I am CRAZY in love with this piece! I love that you painted it just for you! You are so so talented and you know what even if it does have particle board I would think it was a treasure if you finished it like this! WOW you have talent! Anyways, I should tell you, I am a new follower, I adore your blog, I am super happy to have "met" you anddddd oh yes you were featured over at my blog----woohoo thank you SO much for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  16. amazing! and so fun :) I'm your newest follower!

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  17. i love your take on this design and love how the pattern continues from the top and follows down the front of the dresser.... great idea!

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  18. Wow! What a stunning piece! I love the vintage colors, and the different spin on the Union Jack.
    I am now a new foloower

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  19. Wow this is just fantastic Love it ;) i am your newest follower

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  20. Wow! I love what you did here! Best use of UJ ever!

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  21. I just came across your blog through The Rustic Pig and your furniture is amazing! I loooove the Union Jack chest. I have only just started blogging and the first piece I did was more of a traditional Union Jack, but after seeing this I want to try something more creative.

    Thanks for the inspiration, I'm now following you!

    Julie

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  22. I like the content of this blog. feeling awesome to see such kind of stuff.
    Cheap king size bedroom sets

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