Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A white gentleman's chest


A large before and after today.

This piece is a gentleman's chest with 2 doors and 2 drawers. These pieces are quite versatile with their storage options and I thought it would be great for someone out there.

Trevor (my handy moving man) and I went to pick this up and the guy I had been talking to forgot to mention that he lived in an apartment building with 2 large flights of stairs to carry this down (lesson learned, always bring the dolly) and that this piece weighs somewhere around 300 lbs likely. Trevor carried this down with the guy on the bottom and almost killed me once we got in the truck. The other guy insisted on helping him and was smaller than me, so needless to say he didn't help much.


i gave this 2 coats of white primer, then 2 1/2 coats of annie sloan old white mixed with custom made pure white chalk paint (i use plaster of paris for mine)

 



i kept the original hardware on the drawers as they have a great look now that they are painted and replaced the doors knobs for big clear ones from hobby lobby

 





i gave it some distressing and love the look of this now with the white finish


BEFORE:
eeks, bad hardware on the doors and old oak


The guy said it was destined for the dump or thrift store so another one saved.
This one is actually for sale right now on Kijiji just because of the weight and the probability that moving it during the show may take someone out.
If you are interested, just send me an email.

Have a great day,


4 comments :

  1. love this! so fresh and light and no longer dated! sometimes white is just right!

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  2. This is gorgeous. I love that it has both a mid century mod feel and a slightly Chinoiserie feel with the hardware on the drawers. Great job!

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  3. Well this piece is just fab! Please send it through the computer to me : )

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  4. WOW!!! Im so in love with the white!I Love the handles too it is really a gorgeous transformation.

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