So here is the dresser I wish I could have kept. It was perfect. I found it for a great deal on craigslist and it came with a pretty mirror! The condition was great, I only had to make a few minor repairs, it was solid oak, it had keyholes (!) and pretty legs. I knew immediately what I wanted to paint on it… Union Jack Revisited in Gray!!
Here is the before: (notice the gray hardware looks ridiculous with the light oak stain! I hated the hardware at first!)
Like that cute little half-naked baby? That’s my youngest, and yes I’m so classy I let me kids run around like that sometimes. Just so you know we live on an acre of land and trees surround our home, so you cannot even see a single neighbor when there is foliage on the trees! It’s awesome.
I did the same technique with the design… I used my projector. I also had to go out and buy 2 quarts of ASCP (ouch!) but I knew they were very neutral colors that I could easily use again and make my money back. Isn’t it awesome?! *sigh* The colors I used were French Linen for the body and mirror, and Old White and Country Gray for the Union Jack design. I then distressed it and clear waxed it.
The hardware looks great with all the gray/neutral tones now!
I actually got two requests to do this same design in the same colors for different dressers! I’m happy I’ll be doing this one again (and again)!