Tuesday, August 14, 2012

POWW 101: A Furniture Link Party

By now I am in Massachusetts and today I am taking the kids to Sturbridge Village. I am so excited- it was one of my favorite places as a kid!  Last week before I left I worked on this dresser.

It is HUGE.  Seriously almost as tall as me and I am about 5'7".  See....

It was tough to see the top to paint it, but I managed.  I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence that I ordered through Kelly at Stylish Patina.  I ordered it and it arrived in just a few days time!  Out of all the chalk paint colors, the two that I gravitate towards have always been Paris Grey and Provence.  You may recall I painted the bed that went with this dresser in the Paris Grey, but this dresser, with its orange tinted bakelite pulls, was calling for Provence.   I gave it a couple coats of paint, waxed it and added a teensy bit of golden oak stain to my clear wax, and then I distressed it.  Here it is now...








That was a lot of pictures, huh?  Well I really love this one! :)  I love its beautiful hardware, color, and its unique shape and details.  It will be available for sale this weekend at the Stylish Patina barn sale.  I won't be working there this weekend, but I will be out there shopping on Sunday.  Maybe I will see you!

Alright your turn!


RULES:
1. Your post must be a completed original project and must be a furniture redo or build.
2. Your post must be new to my parties- do not link something you have shared on this blog before.
3. You must be a follower to party here.
4. No etsy shops or the like!
5. You must place my button or a text link in your post or sidebar.
6. Leave others some comment love!

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39 comments:

suzyq said...

Your dresser turned out gorgeous -
Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful day in the village!
Hugs,
Suzan

Laura from Top This Top That said...

I grew up in Connecticut and I loved going to Sturbridge Village as a kid and getting the rock candy!.

The Far Fifty said...

Beautiful! Have fun on your day out with the kids!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Cas, you made a wonderful color selection again. That grey blue really makes that piece more romantic! I love it! It's hulking frame is now softened for even the most mild-mannered girl! Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE those waterfall pieces!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture - and a great colour choice too!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous blue...very you Cassie!!
Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a ball with the kids!

Laura Heise said...

Thanks for hosting, Cassie! What a beautiful makeover!

















AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Have a great vacation! OSV is one of my favorite places ever. I grew up not too far from there.

Angela

Pine Tree Home said...

Now that is a beauty! Great color choice.

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

That is a great dresser! I think the pulls are my favorite... Love em! Great color choice too, Provence is one of my favorites! - Susan

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

That shape is awesome!! So unusual -- great color choice, Cassie! Have fun on your travels!
xo Heidi

Miss Bliss Interiors said...

The dresser turned out beautifully. The hardware looks great with that color. Thanks for hosting!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

So pretty, that hardware is beautiful. Hope you're having fun on your vacay :)

Chrissie said...

GORGEOUS! What a find. I dont have anything to link up this week but I will enjoy looking! Thanks for hosting!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

That chest of drawers is fabulous! Beautiful shape, and a great color!

Heather said...

Love it, Cassie. You've inspired me to try the Provence - we just picked up an old dresser at a sale yesterday - maybe that's the colour for it!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful piece and that hardware is really special! ... Have a great day!

Gwendolyn Whitfield said...

I think that is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen you do! It's just lovely!

Have fun in Massachusetts!

Bliss said...

Cassie.... I love it! It's right up there with my last newest most fav.

~Bliss~

Twice Nice said...

I've always loved Provence, and that was the most perfect choice for this piece! It's so striking with those pulls, which are gorgeous! That won't last but a minute at the sale this weekend I'll bet!

Good Time Charlie said...

Wow!! Cassie this is gorgeous! I love the handles too. Have fun on your trip! I will have to look that up, no idea what Sturbridge Village is!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I LOVE that piece - and the pic of you is so great!!!! :)

Ali Richardson said...

Love it! That thing is HUGE!
Hope you are having a FUN trip!! xo

Maury Kilgo said...

LOVE that dresser! So bright and cheerful!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

My son started school last week, so I'm jealous of your road trip with the kids. Hope you're having a great time, and thanks for hosting!

Bella said...

Large and lovely! Gorgeous finish and so glad you kept the original hardware they're awesome. Hope you're having fun in MA. Next time you come up we'll have to do lunch :)

daiseyjayne said...

That dresser looks great, love the color!

Simply Domestic said...

Cassie, it's beautiful...as always! Hope you are having a wonderful time in MA!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Very pretty chest of drawers Cassie! I got aubusson blue recently, and I love it! :)
hope you're having a great time!
gail

Rita said...

I seriously think twice about putting my stuff on your parties sometimes. The things I find here are so AWE inspiring...and then there's my little treasures :(
That dresser is AMAZING and I love that blue too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sounds like we both love the same two colors in the ASCP line. The chest looks wonderful Cassie.

Blessings,
Linda

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How do you do that? How do you make every project better than the last one? You are amazing, and so is that dresser! I'll have to show this to my daughter. She has a waterfall vanity with bakelite handles, and I think this kind of makeover would be something she'd love.

Hetty said...

Love the dresser, Cassie, it turned out gorgeous!

Storywood Designs said...

I'm late to the game this week but thanks for hosting! There are some fabulous pieces linked up. I love the blue dresser - one of my favorite colors and you pulled it off beautifully!

Kahli said...

That color is freaking gorgeous Cassie! And I love the original hardware. You're fantastic at what you do!

joetterer said...

Thanks for the fun party! I'm furniture-crazy right now, can't get enough ideas!!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Cassie - thanks for hosting. lots of great ideas here once again. i love your tallboy chest. it's now a gorgeous colour. beautiful painting as always!
cheers Fiona

Nantucket Daffodil said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

pam {simple details} said...

Checking out what I missed last week, that dresser is amazing, love the hardware now that you can see it! :)