Side-of-the-road find - A French Dresser

 The other day, our neighbours had this little number at the side of the road.  Mark, with his keen eye, spotted it and promptly sprinted across the road to snatch it up.  I was less amused; the thing was a piece of garbage.  Let me show you.




Sometimes I'd rather pay money for pieces that are in nice condition, rather than get them when they look like this.



There was nothing pleasing about this piece.  The drawers were all broken, and the entire dresser was sagging because it was detached from the back legs.  Mark got to work on it, and I painted.

 
I used a graphic from The Graphic's Fairy.  If I could use her graphics for all my pieces I would.  They are quite a bit more time consuming to put on a piece, but because this dresser really had nothing going for it, I thought it was a perfect candidate for a graphic transfer.




It's a French apartment ad.
 

The top I sanded down, and stained with a dark walnut colour.  Because it was so beat up, it has that beautiful rustic reclaimed look.
 

For this transfer, I simple printed it out, traced it on using carbon paper, and hand painted it in with black acrylic paint.


And that's it for this week's projects.  I was also busy with a few custom pallet sign orders that I sell on Etsy, but to protect the privacy of my customers, I can't share the photos. 

Until next week!

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6 comments:

  1. love it! What a cute little dresser,
    i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me feature your beautiful
      Project, I posted it and you can see it here.
      http://westfurniturerevival.blogspot.com/2013/11/revival-monday-135.html

      lauren

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    2. Very nice work and looks like you spent some quality time with this one (you should keep!).
      Thanks for sharing!

      Judy

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