Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pretty Gidget

 
Hello out there in blogland, are you enjoying the fall weather? Today here in Pa. it was in the 50’s, great weather for
voting…did you vote today? I always do because I feel it is such a privilege, tomorrow it is supposed to be 65. I’m
going to enjoy it while I can.smile
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Now on to my project here, at the beginning of October I was driving home from the store and on my way to my house
I noticed a small chest of drawers sitting at the curb so I turned the car around and was a little disappointed to
find out it was pressed wood but looking it over thought it was in decent shape so I loaded it up in my car and
went on my way. Here it is sitting after lifting it out of the car. It sat there until Stush came home…I know he
just shivers when he sees a piece of furniture sitting in his man cave when he pulls in.
 
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Here is a better look, marked and scratched and a couple of bubbles on top that Stush sanded down as close as he could.
I sanded it all over and then primed it, one thing I do believe in is letting the piece dry between procedures, the next
day I painted.
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But did the hardware first, they were in great condition.
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I used Valspar’s Polished Silver with primer. Loved it… covered in practically one coat but I always do two.
 
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At first I thought I’d put it in the entryway, a place to keep winter scarfs, hats and gloves but I think I need it more in the master
bedroom, I spraypainted the hardware white and added a protective coat on them also!
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The top isn’t to bad, and anyway we are the only ones that are going to see it plus it was free!!!
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I even lined the drawers with paper that I found at TJMaxx.
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I really love it and the hardware too!
 
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Are you ready for the before and after? To think it would be at a landfill instead of looking as pretty as she does. I think
I’ll call her Gidget.lol    I think I’ve caught the bug of redoing furniture guys… lol
 
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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read my blog, I have a new follower
but can’t get thur to her to thank her , thanks Candy contact me I’d love to follow you back!
Do you remember the very first piece that turned you on to painting  furniture ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rondell

12 comments:

Shelia said...

Well, hello Gidget! :) She is a pretty little thing and I love how it looks and you're good. Thank you so much for your sweet words and I really appreciate you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great. I love the color and the white hardware really POPS on it. What a perfect storage piece-xo Diana

Dawn said...

What a great find and you sure made it look nice. The drawers are a nice surprise when there opened. Great. Score.

Kathy said...

Love the color you choose and the white handles

Betty W said...

It looks wonderful and alot better than what it was. I have one like it that is white and I plan on changing it into something different as soon as we finish my laundry room. One project at a time for me.

primlin56 said...

looking great and I love the color....I think you have a knack for redoing furniture....and a place for scarves and gloves sounds perfect to me......

Art and Sand said...

You are wonderful for keeping Gidget out of the landfill.

Meeha Meeha said...

Oh, I'm a sucker for great paint jobs, they never cease to amaze me! I love how the dresser turned out and if I didn't know any better I would say that the before and after pics are from 2 different dressers! Love the hardware :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Rondell, She turned out really cute and you can't beat the price. Thanks for sharing the transformation at the Open House party.

FYI: I tried to go to your blog from the comment you left. It takes me to your profile page and the old blog. You may be losing some visitors??
Hugs,
Sherry

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out beautifully, Rondell...and I love how you lined the drawers, too!

Carol said...

That is so cute, Rondell! What a great transformation on Gidget!

Michelle at Hey Love Designs said...

This looks so good! It makes me want to go and paint my dressers as well. I found you through the Thrifty Decor Chick link party and would love for you to join mine as well!