Friday, January 9, 2015

Furniture Friday...mellow yellow

I picked up this little dresser from a friend who was downsizing her aunts home.  Everything in the home was painted yellow.  I like yellow, and all I could think of was Mellow Yellow Monday's, but... And this is a big but, the aunt and uncle were extreme smokers.  And it didn't matter what I did the smell was overwhelming.  The plan for it was to use it in my front hall for mitts and hats and stuff and then I could have a  lamp on it, with a timer, so I wasn't coming into a dark house.

Well the yellow paint came off like icing. The wood underneath was in good shape, but not particularly interesting.

I painted it silver, and then I thought I'd do the little curving cuts with black, but I hated that.  So out came some golden nugget (which is very transparent).  I did the edges and little curving cuts with a very thin coat.  And I like it, it didn't do anything for my front hall ( too cool a colour for the Kansas City Wheat colour of the walls) I shall have to repaint it, but it looks good in my bathroom, and serves very nicely for facecloths and towels

BUT..I for the life of me cannot find the knobs, I'd like to change to crystal but,

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

It's lovely!

DD's Cottage said...

this will be a cutie! glass knobs will look great

Little Miss Maggie said...

I agree with DD. Glass drawer pulls will be beautiful. Charming piece.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the idea of such a functional piece.

Trish said...

Irene! It's GORGEOUS!! I'm so impressed. Might you do a tutorial post on how to do something like this?

Irene said...

O Trish, this was easy, just strip with your favorite stripper, sand enough to make the wood even and paint. I even used those paints you buy in the craft dept. at Walmart, folk art, silver, and then the golden nugget. I did put a water/acrylic varnish on the works. End of story. Now if I could just remember what safe place I put the the knobs.

Jenny said...

You'd like to change to crystal but what, dear Irene? You can't find the ones you want? Well I hope you do soon because that's beautiful and very special, just like you and all the work you do! xoxo

kelley jensen said...

I think it turned out nice.