Saturday, June 25, 2011

Somebody Stop Me!!!!!!!!!

I know it's been a while but I have an excuse....a good one....

First, I need to confess that I just need to stop looking at Craigslist. I need a filter on my computer to keep me away from that website. Soon my house is going to look like a junked up antique store with pieces of furniture piled on top of each other.

Would you go visit these?
 (pardon the blurry Craigslist pictures)



Oh.....
.....but I did.....
....and I bought....
.....for $50....BOTH for $50!! That's my excuse for being MIA

I don't have a proper "before" photo because I just got so dang excited and started painting but basically this:
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and this:
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turned into this:
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I think I am in love with chalk paint after all. This is my 5th project and I think I finally got the hang of it. More on the process later....

The after picture is actually a bit blurry and has weird shadows but I couldn't wait to take some glamour shots of her. I made my husband (and his friend who happened to drop by for a visit) stop for a moment of silence to admire the transformation. Let's revel in the details, shall we?

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Oh, hardware, how stubbornly tarnished you were...
but it was worth the 3 step process to get you shiny again!

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Let's not forget, I have a dresser I need to paint also now!

Can paint change your life? I think Annie Sloan is my new BFF....


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16 comments:

slommler said...

Oh my!! Gorgeous!! The lines....sigh!!!
Well done
I have yet to use my chalk paint...I know...what the heck am I waiting for?? Time!! Ha!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are stunning! both of them! i loooove the beautiful hardware, the lines, and the colors you used!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, you really are finding some treaures on craigslist!! Your furniture turned out SO beautiful!! I've just ordered some chalk paint so I look forward to you posting about what you've learned. :)

Bloomin Rose said...

I can identify. I've been obsessed lately with furniture on Craigslist. What colors did you use? Paris grey?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!! I love chalk paint and just finished a small table using old white but I've used Paris gray on a piece in my son's room and love it! This stuff is addicting. So glad I found your blog, just became your newest follower would love if you followed me back! Martina

Patti said...

Just beautiful...I haven't tried the chalk paint yet, but it is in my list. You got the furniture for a steal...well done!

ShantyGirl said...

Yes fify for those dressers is a flat out steal and I love what you did using the chalk paint
Sherry

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Looks so pretty...love the color. I NEED to try out that chalk paint!

Deana said...

Gorgeous. The colors are to die for!! This post would be such a great addition to my blog party! I hope you stop by and join in.

Julie said...

It looks really great! Is this Paris Grey & Old White?

Piper said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I have never attempted this...but I think it would be perfect for my daughters antique bedroom suite..... its the yellowish color from the days gone by and matches NOTHING.... now I just need to find my nerve

Lori said...

Thanks to all for the nice comments! I hope you all take the plunge and take a paint brush loaded with chalk paint to something you've been wanting to transform. The fact that you don't have to sand and prime alone should be motivation!! :)

Melissa said...

Love it! I have a hutch that matches, I did almost the exact same thing too it! Keep up the good work!

Stacey said...

That is spectacular..WOW! $25 is AWESOME! That is a deal right up my alley! I also am obsessive about shopping on CL - it a dangerous thing! Amazing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love this, i would love to feature it on my next revival monday, please let me know if this would be ok with you,
lauren

Restoration House Interiors said...

these are gorgeous and I am SO jealous about the price! OMG! What a steal! Officially a follower!
Joining you from,
Gina's place, Shabby Creek Cottage

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