Friday, December 5, 2014

Before and after - my gray dresser

This is just a teaser. I'm trying out my computer, freshly back from Apple. I was, for all intents and purposes, without a computer for a month or more. I was using my old Mini Mac but it didn't have my photos. Or files. Or anything.

My just-repaired-laptop was restarting itself over and over when I was trying to use it. It had an uncanny way of restarting at the worst possible moment. I can't tell you how many times blog posts just disappeared before my eyes. poof    Edited photos. poof

Anyway, so far so good. No restarts. And so,
here's my before-and-after.


The flaws don't show in this photo. The veneer was hanging on by its finger nails. The drawers didn't even dream of pulling out smoothly. One drawer had to be held up to pull another out. It took two hands and a knee. Missing chunks of wood had to be sculpted back on. Yay Plastic Wood.

Then:


Layered paint, wet distressing and a gel top coat make for a second lease on life.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The layered smokey effect is beautiful. What paint did you use?

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    1. I'll soon have a post up showing all the supplies I used and the technique. Hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday it will be ready.

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  2. I love the smudged/smokey look of the grey!

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    1. Thank you. Now I need to play with different colors.

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  4. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.

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