Posted in benches, Craig's list, dressers and beds, my antique mall space!, painting, REpurposed/REinvented furniture, upholstery, tagged '60's styled dresser and bench, another Craig's list dresser, coordinated pillows, Craig's list #3, upholstering the bench on April 2, 2014 |
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They’re finished and ready to go to the antique mall–YaY!
I made a pair of matching pillows to go with this ’60’s set—I sure hope they sell together….and they’ll want some pillows to coordinate!
The picture above shows you how the new undulating toe kick turned out for the bench.
I bought this fabric for a “little nieces-project” that ended up going in a different direction. I’m so happy to still have it for this project and LOVE IT!
I have some construction stuff to share with you too….tomorrow!
Remember where I started?
I’m sharing this project in a few of my favorite linky parties!
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I feel like that “hump day” camel. . .
“Guess what day it is–guess what
DAY it is?!?”
Some one~has been touched by some Spring feev’a apparently
and listed some gOOd stuff of Craig’s list! ~At last!
So I drove the 45 minutes to capture one ’60’s styled, undulating front, dark-blonde dresser–$20!
Ha! Guess what I’m doing
with to it? ; D
It’s a little rougher than the posting showed–nothing I can’t handle. In fACt–I’ve already taken it apart and cut it into the two projects!
Let the FUN begin!
Omg–wait till you see the other finds! An AWEsome architectural dining table, a cabinet, and fingers crossed–a square-backed Louis chair! I feel giddy!
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Yes. I hAd plans. They didn’t qUITe work out.
But I Am back on track, and have finally managed to finish this 2nd Craig’s List dresser. I was strUggling to find the perfect fabric for the seat. I had a lOt of -NicE- choices, but nOthing looked awesome—and I rEAlly felt like it hAd to look AWEsome! ; D
So let me back up for just a minute and tell you—when a friend weighed in on this issue of fabric, she also asked if I was
“. . .going to paint the bench–??”
I said “I DiD already!”
“Oh! It’s that Provençal style!”
“Not actually! But I wanted it to lOOk “auTHENtic!” I wanted it to lOOk completely NATURAL! Like I was just lucky enough to find something “just as was!”
“Well, yOu DiD it!”
Although it was painted some nasty blue, underneath, it was that yellow-y, splattered finish.
You’ll have to take my word for it, it looks sO much mOre fAbulous in person, and I’m tOtally in love with the finish. I primed the whole piece with a little darker shade of BM’s Revere Pewter, before actually painting it with this longtime, favorite (that I haven’t used in quite a while). ~It’s a really easy shade of a gray-beige-taupe. *Note that waxing reduces the gray.
You can see that I painted the drawer fronts, apron, and legs an Alabaster white. And I used a gold leafing paint to emphasize key areas. Then I distressed the whole piece, and waxed it clear aNd dark.
*Another view of the gold leafing, although it IS further along with a finished attached top.
So, back to the fabric choice. I decided to give up a special fabric I bought at Forsyth Fabrics when I was in Atlanta in January. I figured I could pick up more next week while I’m back for Haven!
I bought two of these fabric panels to make pillows (in different colors and phrases)—but I hadn’t done it yet. And it seemed to be the PERFECT choice! Except that it was square -for a pillow- and the bench top was 15″ x 31″. So I cut off the excess from the top and bottom, and sewed them to the sides!
It barely fit -but it DiD- I made it work! And now it’s heading off to the antique mall for sale! Ha! I actually like the sewn on sides!
I’m sharing this project with~
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