All Dressered in Black

October 12th, 2009 in member junk     
itsnotjunk2me itsnotjunk2me, member
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Isnt she loverly all dressed in black?
A closer look
Without her drawers!
Before: worn out and tired old thing.  See where the knobs were attached- set too far to the outside and how other hole was left open.  I had tried to sell the poor thing at a yard sale & craiglist but no takers!
Isnt she loverly all dressed in black?

Isn't she loverly all dressed in black?

Photo: itsnotjunk2me (copyright 2009)

Before this thrift store find was a sad sight but solid.  I could have refinished the poor thing but opted for the "cottage" look of painted wood.  The knobs came with the dresser, however, the previous owner left the other hole (for a handle) showing.  A bit of wood filler, some light sanding for adhesion, black satin paint, some distressing and it's now "looking fine".  I love it's new junk-over!  This dresser would work well in the diningroom for table linens; entry or mudroom for hat, scarves & mitten storage; craft room for fabric,etc. or wherever organization is needed.  Now it's just waiting for a new owner at my friend's antique shop.

PS...had trouble loading my pics until I found Candy's post on photo resizing- thank you SO much for the help!  I didn't have a clue how to use that Paint program.  I am so excited to have my first post on JMS.  It sure took me long enough! lol

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, living room, bedroom, black, farm, entry, dining room, mudroom

Comments (12)

MimiToria writes: Just doing some catching up on JMS site, and found your 3 chair post and decided to check out the other posts you've put on here. This dresser was a bit sad, and fun for me to see as I have one very similiar in color/style in our familyroom that was mine as a kid and is waiting for its "little black dress" transformation. Your post has inspired me to pursue it and get it done. I'll post eventually, but will take a bit of time, as the hoidays are super busy with my jewelry business.
So glad Candy's post about resizing helped you as you've got some great projects you've shared thus far.
Posted: 10:00 pm on November 1st
itsnotjunk2me writes: I am so flattered by your comments- wow...and to compare it to pottery barn! (it is one of my favorite stores) thank you so much ;) Posted: 12:23 pm on October 14th
CottageElements writes: The poor little dresser did look a little tired! You did a great job reviving it! Glad you figured out how to post. Welcome!

Lani Posted: 12:16 am on October 14th
racers7 writes: It is amazing. The color is just right and the furniture could be from pottery barn. Great job! Posted: 3:06 pm on October 13th
suewhitney writes: You are too funny!! I'm glad you found Candy's post and figured out how to do this posting thing. So with that said....Welcome to posting on JMS!! Your dresser is loverly all dressed in black. Great job!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 2:43 pm on October 13th
oldnews writes: Nice! I think black is becoming the new "white"! It's really gorgeous! Marie Posted: 9:44 am on October 13th
byabpryor writes: This is now a very beautiful piece... Nice work! Posted: 9:51 pm on October 12th
bluebucket writes: Wow! I bet it gets snapped right up at your friend's shop.

I had trouble loading my pics too but found Candy's resizing post. The time it takes to figure it out is sure worth it because it is very exciting to share projects on this site and belong to JMS. Welcome.

doreen Posted: 7:20 pm on October 12th
alicemom writes: Judi,
Great transformation! Nothing better than a little black dress! Welcome and keep up the good work!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:45 pm on October 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! What a transformation! I too love black painted furniture and think you did a terrific job on the distressing.

So glad you were finally able to post your project! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Take care,
Candy Posted: 3:53 pm on October 12th
jacklynn4 writes: I forgot to mention that I especially love the way the top "bow's out in front, great design touch. Posted: 3:12 pm on October 12th
jacklynn4 writes: I love this dresser-and I love to work with color and especially black too (although you wouldn't know it from what I've shown so far:)Sometimes black is just the thing to make all other things "pop." Posted: 3:12 pm on October 12th
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