BOW FRONT CHEST


A few weeks ago, I bought this chest at an Estate Sale. It is a great piece of furniture but had been beat up pretty bad. The drawers functioned very well, they were all clean and the hardware was all in tact. The finish was just really bad and it had scratches all over it. I knew I was more than likely going to keep this piece. I love it’s deep drawers and classic lines.

One of our favorite inherited pieces from my husband’s grandmother is a portrait of her that someone painted. She was a beautiful lady both inside and out, full of grace and a true Southern Belle.

 


I chose graphite for the top, old white for the body and provence for the drawers. I used a clear wax all over the piece and then some dark wax in various spots. My favorite new product is my gold gilding wax that I bought from Stacey at Faux Design Studios, here in Birmingham. I used this to detail the rims of the drawers and some of the raised areas.
 

 


 

 

 


 
I was busy today making some things for the Christmas open house this weekend at Urban Suburban!
I also picked up some hand made cross mugs, jewelry and some wax photos from a friend and local artisan that I will be carrying. I will share them with you in another post. I hope you had a great start to your week. I can’t believe the holidays are already here!

 

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Comments

  1. Just gorgeous! I'm FBing it!

  2. Just gorgeous! I'm FBing it!

  3. Kelli! This is honestly gorgeous! I want to do a dresser like this! Love it and I will be facebooking it as well! Thank you for sharing it at "Meet Me Monday". Love, Me

  4. Kelli! This is honestly gorgeous! I want to do a dresser like this! Love it and I will be facebooking it as well! Thank you for sharing it at "Meet Me Monday". Love, Me

  5. What a beauty, Kelli! This is my favorite piece you've done!

  6. What a beauty, Kelli! This is my favorite piece you've done!

  7. GORGEOUS!! I love the colors you chose, it compliments the colors in the portrait very nicely.

    Great name by the way;)

  8. GORGEOUS!! I love the colors you chose, it compliments the colors in the portrait very nicely.

    Great name by the way;)

  9. oh my what a great job you did on this piece..the portrait is wonderful!

  10. oh my what a great job you did on this piece..the portrait is wonderful!

  11. YEs Yes!! It's Gorgeous!!! I MUST do this!! Love the combo and I have all those colors:-) I pinned it!

  12. YEs Yes!! It's Gorgeous!!! I MUST do this!! Love the combo and I have all those colors:-) I pinned it!

  13. Wowzers! It turned out beautifully!! Love the colors! And that portrait is fabulous!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  14. Wowzers! It turned out beautifully!! Love the colors! And that portrait is fabulous!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  15. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I love the gold wax too. Very pretty! These colors might be my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I love the gold wax too. Very pretty! These colors might be my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. BEAUTIFUL!

  18. BEAUTIFUL!

  19. Oh wow the paint job is beautiful! Great upcycle! Looks like a million bucks!

  20. Oh wow the paint job is beautiful! Great upcycle! Looks like a million bucks!

  21. Love this piece! The colors work like a dream. No wonder you are keeping it for yourself!
    Michael

  22. Love this piece! The colors work like a dream. No wonder you are keeping it for yourself!
    Michael

  23. Absolutely gorgeous! The color combination is perfect!

  24. Absolutely gorgeous! The color combination is perfect!

  25. kelli, that looks so bautiful!!!! i died when i saw it because i did its exact opposite in the spring!!!!! check it out…
    http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2011/04/piece-of-work-wednesday-furniture-link_26.html
    it was the first dresser i sold at lucketts! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    anyhow, i like your sso much better! it's so pretty!

  26. kelli, that looks so bautiful!!!! i died when i saw it because i did its exact opposite in the spring!!!!! check it out…
    http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2011/04/piece-of-work-wednesday-furniture-link_26.html
    it was the first dresser i sold at lucketts! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    anyhow, i like your sso much better! it's so pretty!

  27. Very pretty! Love the contrasting colors!

  28. Very pretty! Love the contrasting colors!

  29. Lovely. Beautiful piece.

  30. Lovely. Beautiful piece.

  31. One word, GORGEOUS! incredible talent for color. I love it!

  32. One word, GORGEOUS! incredible talent for color. I love it!

  33. Kelli – Your transformation on this piece is just beautiful!

  34. Kelli – Your transformation on this piece is just beautiful!

  35. Makes a treasured piece all the more special. Beautiful job!

  36. Makes a treasured piece all the more special. Beautiful job!

  37. I am really drawn to the sweet muted palette of this piece. andrea@townandprairie

  38. I am really drawn to the sweet muted palette of this piece. andrea@townandprairie

  39. Makes me want to break into song…

    I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty…

  40. Makes me want to break into song…

    I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty…

  41. This is just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it! How I wish I could refinish furniture like you are able to do! And the portrait is lovely. No wonder you love it so! Visiting from Be Colorful.

  42. This is just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it! How I wish I could refinish furniture like you are able to do! And the portrait is lovely. No wonder you love it so! Visiting from Be Colorful.

  43. PS – I'm your newest follower!

  44. PS – I'm your newest follower!

  45. This is stunning. Just wanted you to know I loved it so much that I featured it tonight on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

  46. This is stunning. Just wanted you to know I loved it so much that I featured it tonight on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

  47. Absolutely stunning…I am really curious about your techique especially for the top. I just love it. Heather

  48. Absolutely stunning…I am really curious about your techique especially for the top. I just love it. Heather

  49. What a perfect piece to showcase the beautiful portrait! Really both are such a gorgeous combination! t.xoxoxoxo

  50. What a perfect piece to showcase the beautiful portrait! Really both are such a gorgeous combination! t.xoxoxoxo

  51. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used. I saw it on Pinterest and had to come take a look. I recently transformed a dresser very similar for my dining room. http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/06/grannys-old-dresser.html
    I have another one in the garage awaiting a makeover. I might try your idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  52. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used. I saw it on Pinterest and had to come take a look. I recently transformed a dresser very similar for my dining room. http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/06/grannys-old-dresser.html
    I have another one in the garage awaiting a makeover. I might try your idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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