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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Steel Grey 9 Drawer Brute

Hello. Happy Saturday. I love sleeping in and reading a book in the morning. As opposed to weekday mornings, gym at 5:30 am and work at 7:30. So yes, I fully enjoy the two mornings a week that I get to sleep in.



I finished up this gem yesterday, and I am loving the grey tone I mixed up. I had a little bit of Paris Grey from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint left, so I added some Behr White latex and a smidge of Graphite from ASCP. Painted the first coat, but it seemed a bit to light for my liken. I added in some more Graphite to make it darker and voila! Kind of a steel grey, very masculine. 


Here's my fav close up. You can see the lighter tone peeking through, and the rich dark brown. I wish I had a before picture.


Great view from up top.


Petite curvy feet.


The handles I found in my bag of extras. At Christmas when my Mom came down, she brought me a bag of handles that she had been collecting all year for me. Your the BEST Mom! These handles were gold, so I gave them a blast of Rustoleum Spray Paint in Matt Black. I used some Annie Sloan Soft Wax to buff them up. I like the look. They kinda look like country farm handles.




My oldest daughter tried to claim this one. I will take that as a compliment.

 I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I'm sorry it wasn't much of a tutorial. As a matter of fact, I don't think the pictures would have been that great. I did most of my painting between 8-11 pm. Really poor light at this time of year.

Thank you and take care.

21 comments:

  1. Love how this piece turned out! Great job :)
    Susan

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  2. Love this dresser! The color is perfect. I'd love for you to join us at The Makers link party. It goes live tomorrow morning (Tues.) at 8 am eastern on TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  3. Love that dresser - great job on the makeover! It caught my eye over at the Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  4. The shape of the dresser is very stylish and I love the gray shade you mixed.

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    1. Thank you Donna. I think I may paint a sample, just to remember the tone I'm trying to achieve next time. xx

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  5. This is a great piece. I have a hutch that I keep thinking about painting using this same technique. I keep chickening out though. I really like the detail.. Carole at GardenUp green

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    1. I agree, it's a bit scary at first. Try colors of the same hue first. Make sure you post the project!

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  6. Great job on the dresser...love the color! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy day! ~Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah for hosting your fab party! See you next week. xo

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  7. What a beautiful dresser! And those little feel are sooo cute! Nicely done!

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    1. I adore those feet. Almost had to keep it. Thank you .xo

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  8. I the color works perfectly with the masculine lines of this piece. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison. I missed the party on Friday. I'll be there this Friday! xo

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  9. Beautiful! What a gorgeous gray! I'm featuring it in next week's PoPP Spotlight.

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    1. Thanks Maryann! I will see you again this week. I'll add you to my featured page. xo

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  10. Beautiful color - love that shade and it's the perfect amount of distressing !!!

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  11. Just featured this on this weekends Wowza Weekend Link Party at The Patriotic Pam. Thanks for sharing it last weekend. Love how it turned out. :)
    Pam

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