Saturday, May 12, 2012

WHAT COLOR???








How should I paint this old piece.  It had sat in my garage for at least a year.  I'd even taken the hardware off waaay back then.  But, today was the day she was to get a NEW LOOK.
I couldn't decide.  Should she be turquoise or celery green.


It looked as though she'd sat in a barn maybe, since the finished had bubbled up from the heat.
There were even spider nests on the bottoms of the drawers.   

 

 The mirror had to be removed from it's frame so that I could get to all those edges.  Just look at the finish.  First I thought I'd sand all those old varnish bubbles OFF.  But, after trying to do just a little of that, I decided that I REALLY just LOVED that bubbled up finish.....part of this girl's character, don't cha think?  

Okay, after just a bit of sanding, I painted the entire piece black.  But, I still wasn't sure what color she should be for the next few years.

Then, after looking at that gorgeous old hardware again, I finally decided.

Click below to see her new color.





Yeah, she just had to be PINK.  The 'so pretty' hardware and that gorgeous old beveled mirror just shouted GIRLY PINK to me.




Soooo, she gets two coats of my favorite cottage PINK.




Then, with my lil MOUSE, I gave her a reeeeeally good sanding.......especially around the edges.


After dusting er off, take an old or cheap brush and brush on Minwax Special Walnut.  I always work in small areas.  Almost as quickly as I brush it on, I wipe it off, using a paper towel or soft cloth.



Oh, and I always multi-task.  Painted those two concrete leaves bright green while I was waiting for the pink paint to dry.  Then they'll be ready to stain/antique at the same time I antique the dresser.  

A little masking tape around the mirror saves cleanup..............soooo, I actually taped this piece.  I don't usually take the extra time and have to use a razor blade to get the paint off the mirror.  8-/


So, here's the mirror AND the leaves AFTER they've been antiqued.......


and................a drawer after antiquing, and hardware put back on.  I loved it just as it was, showing it's age, so I didn't do a thing to it.


Here you can see the black shining through and the sheen of the finish left from the Minwax.


Reattach the mirror, 


And, here she is, all girly whirly PINK.  Add some black accents and I think she is adorable.


What cha think?

Hope to see All Ya'll back here soon.  8-)




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37 comments:

  1. Hi Candy: You were so right, she is so pretty in pink and I love that bubbly look..Good job..Happy Mother's Day..Judy

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  2. Thanks Judy. And, Happy Mother's Day to you too. 8-)

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  3. Love the color choice! I've never done a pink piece for my barn sale yet. I always want to...but always chicken out! Thanks for following my Nellie's Barn Sale page...I'm off to nose around your page for now.

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  4. Adorable she is dressed up in pink and the black undertone gives her such pazzazz. Thanks for sharing....wish I could get my hands on Minwax!

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  5. Sumaya........have you tried this webpage?

    http://www.thepaintstore.com/Minwax_s/259.htm?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=minwax+for+floors&utm_campaign=The+Paint+Store-Minwax

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  6. Lovely! I picked up a piece today that I'm considering doing in pink or purple.

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    1. Great Gertie........I'd love to see pics of the finished piece.

      Hey, please come follow me. We'll share ideas. 8-)

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  7. Hi Ms. Candy,
    She is as sweet as your name...Hee, hee, hee. She looks absolutely beautiful in her new coat of paint...Pretty in Pink! Great job. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  8. Hi Ms. Candy,
    She is as sweet as your name...Hee, hee, hee. She looks absolutely beautiful in her new coat of paint...Pretty in Pink! Great job. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  9. Thanks Ana......haven't seen you in awhile. I've gotta come visit and see what you've been up to. And, yes, it was a wonderful Mother's Day. Hope yours was too. 8-)

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  10. Pink is one of my favorite colors (along with green) so I think you picked a great choice. I like how you aged it so the piece isn't too bubble gum girly pink, but a wonderful shabby pink. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Cozy Home Party!

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    1. THANKS Shannon. Come back to visit again soon. Loved your blog.

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  11. I love the pink! The shape of the mirror is so pretty and feminine...the pink is perfect. I use the same technique with the stain too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Suzy. 8-)

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  12. The pink looks just perfect. It's not a color I would have even thought about, but after seeing it I will definitely have to consider using it. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. It made my day! I will be following you also.

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  13. That is a really pretty shade of pink, too!

    Thanks for visiting today, so I could visit you back!

    You have a wonderful blog!

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    1. Michele..........thanks so much. You've made my day. COME BACK TO VISIT SOON.

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  14. How fun to do pink! The black showing through is a good contrast. Love to see that someone else also lets stuff sit a while before getting around to it. Great job!
    Liz

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    1. Unfortunately, Liz, I let TOO many things SIT for TOO long. But, they do eventually get their makeovers. COME BACK TO SEE ME.

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  15. Love it!!! Newest follower!! Thanks for swinging by my blog as well Candy!

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    1. THANK you, Rasonda COME BACK TO VISIT SOON.

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  16. Wow!!!! It is absolutely Gorgeous! I love how you distressed her--the stain coming through. It is truly lovely! Thanks so much for linking up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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    1. Ahhh, Tammy, thanks. Come back to visit often. 8-)

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  17. Thanks Ms Fairy. COME BACK TO VISIT OFTEN. 8-)

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  18. LUV the pink, Candy! You did a fabulous job on that sweet, girly dresser! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. Laurie, thanks so much and thanks even more for stopping by. 8-)

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  20. Candy, this turned out amazing! I would have never thought of using pink! I discovered you on Homespun Happenings and I'm now following you. I would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

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  21. Sherry, thanks so much. And, Im on my way over right now. 8-)

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  22. 8-) THANKS, Sharon!!! and thanks even more for coming by.

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  23. I featured you today on Made in a Day! Stop by and link something up today at my linky party!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  24. Looks GREAT in pink!!! Thanks for linking up to last week's Friday Block Party. This weeks party link is live now. Hope you will join us again and link up!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-block-party-6-feature-from-party.html

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  25. Thanks so much Tami, and thanks for the invite. Im on my way over now.

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  26. Candy,
    I love the Pink you picked and how the aged look turned out. I am always inspired whenever I visit your blog with all the wonderful work you've done. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

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