Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What a difference a day makes

So last weekend my dad Jamesy and I were out doing a little yard sale-ing and I found a great piece!

It was sitting behind a bunch of stuff and covered entirely with pez dispensers.  I saw this little cutie and even though it was in some serious need of a bath and a little love it was in great shape.  I asked how much and she said 25.00.  I offered 15 thinking she'd come back with 20 but instead she smiled and said "Sure". 
15 Bucks?! Really?  I couldn't get the truck backed up quick enough to get it loaded!

So today when I was drinking my morning coffee I decided today was the day to get it done.  So  I filled the old drawer handle holes and the Cowboy drilled me some new ones.  Jamesy, Antique Hunter Extraordinare, had these beautiful little knobs in a bucket in his shop which he so generously donated. 
 A little paint, a little wax,  a little gold leaf, a little blue/gray in the trim and 4 hours later.........


Nice "old patina" on the top.

A little gold trim that's been worn off after years of use  (wink!)

 A little extra storage space.

15 bucks and a Sunday well spent! 

I'm linking up to....
No Minimalist Here
Between Naps on the Porch
 & Faded Charm


  1. L-O-V-E it!!! As always, great job Tamra!

  2. Your photos are giving back the mood of the event. Thank you!

  3. Beautiful piece and finish and I love that you added those wonderful drawer pulls...the perfect finishing touch.


  4. Love this piece, I need to find something like this for a vanity in my bathroom. Thanks so much for sharing, its beautiful.

  5. Great job. Love the ornate pulls. Much better.

  6. What a gorgeous transformation! Love it, absolutely beautiful and a total steal/find!

  7. Oh my word, Tamra, it looks like it came straight out of a French chatueau! Fantastic job and what a bargain. x Sharon

  8. I love all the extra effects you added! It turned out beautifully!

  9. NO way...what an exciting find! Don't you just love when that happens. We love it!!! Hope your having a great weekend!
    XO Angela and Renee

  10. Thank you for your visit to my rustic gray!!
    Tamra I am still lovin your chest of drawers and I would not hide it in a bedroom it would be center stage perhaphs in my front room or extra kitchen storage!

    Tamra could you not see our two painted chest of drawers marriaged in a French home decor, they both would speak loudley to a rooms decor in all things French :)

    Keep inspiring paint, and I will inspire back.

  11. This turned out so well! The pulls are amazing, and I love that 'faded' gold paint!



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