Sunday, July 28, 2013

diy painted bamboo dresser...

Hey everyone, hope you had fabulous weekend! We fit in a fun downtown outing with
 friends to watch our Rockies play baseball, in the rain. Fortunately, Mr. Simple got us
 tickets in a covered area and we delighted in the fresh smell, and cool rain without
frizzy hair and wet, squishy sandals...until the walk to the car!
I also finished a makeover on the bamboo dresser I snagged from Craigslist last week.
It's not staying at my house :( but I couldn't help styling it up for photos, and now I'm
 wishing it was going to live here! Really, I'm thrilled that it's headed to my client's home,
 they have the perfect large entry wall for it, and it will get a totally new look there!

But, for now I'm enjoying this view...


BEFORE
It's hard to tell, but it was originally a pale, mottled, dirty green with a white laminate top.
I used my favorite Rust-Oleum Protetive Enamel in Gloss Black to give it more impact
 and highlight the details of the brass hardware (I cleaned them with Brasso).
 A tutorial to achieve the high gloss reflective finish can be found here, where I used it
on a side table, or in almond on my bathroom vanity.


A faded picture of a Victorian young lady and the blue and white ginger jar are recent
 thrifting finds. I tried my hand at painting the abstract last year, I'm ready to try again.



My favorite, simple foliage clipped from our yard.
Notice the reflection of the accessories?


  I'm pretty smitten with the blue and white ginger jar,
 I think it will be my first in the beginnings of a new collection! :)

Linking up with:
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesdays 
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick Before & After Party


46 comments:

sharon smith said...

I wish I lived closer so I could be a client of yours! I'm loving the black high gloss. Such talent!!! Your abstract is is creating an emotional response from me and I think it's the color way. It makes me smile.

Sharon
@novaraway

Julia Konya said...

You are soooo talented. Everything is perfect! The dresser looks amazing and I want it and the painting too. Really, I do!

modern jane said...

Gorgeous! I love that you went high gloss. It looks fantastic!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Gorgeous piece now that you have put your hands on it. You should consider keeping it. It looks great where you put with the accent chair. Really like the high gloss finish. Ana

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Beautiful! What a show stopper now!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Pam! It looks very classy in black!

Unknown said...

So beautiful, Pam! I love the high gloss black and the pretty hardware. You are furniture's best friend!

Lori

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

The dresser is gorgeous! But I am seriously jealous of your ginger jar- I've been hunting them down with no luck. I want a collection in our kitchen!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! I love that jar too. x

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

That is GORG Pam! I adore it! xo Kristin

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow wow WOW, Pam!!! This is one gorgeous piece! I can't believe he difference that glossy black paint makes.....it's beautiful with the brass!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

What a great find Pam!! I was never a fan of those blue & white Ginger jars until recently.. Your vignette made me want one!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Wow, I love it. I think black glossy paint can improve just about anything! Love the hardware and lines of that dresser. Hope you have a great week and congrats on winning Linda's giveaway!
xo Nancy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

SHAZAM! wow.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Gah!!! I want a bamboo dresser so bad! I don't know how you stand to part with these great pieces all the time. I'd be in mourning :D

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...I want it...its perfect for my entry!

Nicole {Appalachian Charm} said...

Love your new dresser and that ginger jar! I saw a blue and white lamp at a thrift store for $3 I am kicking myself for not getting!!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Yes, it's going to be hard to let that one go! It turned out beautifully.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The piece is magnificent....
Love It!
I, also, would have a hard time letting it go but...it will have a good home and be admired for years to come!

simplymodernhome.com said...

Beautiful piece!!! Love the high gloss finish. Great job!

Susan
http://simplymodernhome.com

Leslie said...

Gorgeous Pam and I love the blue and white ginger jar on top!

Mallory High said...

Pam, I just love how you style everything! And I wish I had a fraction of your DIY skills. Very inspiring. Thank you for always giving me something to at least aim for:)

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

What a beautiful transformation! And I love your abstract and your growing ginger jar collection. :)

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Black beauty! I'd have a really hard time giving that one back! Your styling is perfection as usual. I'm really loving that lamp. I tried a little DIY abstract over the weekend, lots of fun!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

How are you ever going to part with that? It's perfect. Email me your address :)

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

That is a wonderful transformation. It looks so elegant, and expensive!

Dana Frieling said...

You better be careful, your client is going to want to buy all your accessories when she sees how great it looks in your house! ha! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it in their house.

René said...

Very pretty Pam! Beautiful vignette!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, amazing, Pam! You did a beautiful job. I also love the styling you paired with it, too. Your client will be so happy with this piece! We got caught in the rain this weekend, too! On our way to ice cream, though. So, the kiddos weren't too upset about it! :)

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

I can see why you're sad to see it go...love the lines on it and the glossy black is perfect against the gold. Classic and beautiful!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

It looks great! I love the high gloss, you can see all the reflections of the pieces sitting on top.

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow, it looks beautiful, Pam! I can see why you want to keep it! Nice job on the painting - very impressive!
-Shelley

Vel Criste said...

Super gorgeous!! Your client is sooo lucky Pam!!! Why can't I find a gorgeous piece like that in our Craigslit?!!!! Love it

Andrea said...

It's beautiful! I love the glossy finish and your styling rocks!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Looks great - you did an awesome job - as always!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The dresser is gorgeous Pam...you did a fantastic job as usual!...the black enamel is just perfect for that piece...I can see why it is hard to let it go..you styled it so beautifully!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Amazing transformation! I love the black finish, Pam!!! I certainly could find a spot for this in my house!

Brandi said...

What a difference! Looks fabulous in black! The old hardware really stands out now and looks awesome.

Karen said...

That turned out gorgeous,black was the perfect choice for it.

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Just saw this on Pinterest Pam. It looks great!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I LOVE this so much! Stunning!!

becauseiliketodecorate.com said...

Lovely job! It's beautiful :)

Stephanie said...

Can you ship it to CA if they don't want it? lol I am dying over this one Pam, I want to try out that paint! What a beautiful piece you created. Can't wait to see it in their space.

Gwen, The Makerista said...

that piece is just beautiful!!! I've always loved that paint and it really allows the brass to shine! Thanks for sharing, and I've enjoyed looking around the rest of your blog, you certainly are talented, Pam! Happy weekend!

Katy Roberts said...

Oh my gosh, that is seriously gorgeous! Wow. Love your blog. Now I want to paint something black. And your DIY abstract looks so legit. I am from Denver (Highlands Ranch) as well! Although I live in Texas now :).

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

AHHH! I absolutely love this! I have a similar one that I painted black as well. Such a beautiful piece!!

~Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

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