Thursday, October 13, 2011

Am I Boring You?

Well I'm boring me. I did this dresser the same as this one  because someone liked the other but it had already sold. Which of course makes happy but none the less, same paint, same pulls, same stain....same old, same old. This one had too much prep work involved for my liking. A somewhat cheap find on CL, after all I am cheap, but we established that already, now didn't we?? Thinkin' Uniquely Cheap may be more fitting, hmmm.
Likin' those decoupaged grapes aren't you?? Oh how I hate those grapes but we'll get to that in the next pic. Oh and I also hate a million coats of paint and what someone else considered glazing.
These little suckers did not want to come off. Not even w/ paint stripper. They just hung on there for dear life until I zapped them w/ wallpaper remover. Still had to scrape away like a crazy person but they came off. Grapes are great w/ cheese and of course for making wine but not great on this.
Bring on my resident stripper, My Michelle. She loves stripping, paint that is. Look at that girl happily stripping away. It's like Christmas or something in her world. Gotta love this child :)
All stripped except the turned legs...was not going to go there...trust me, you don't want to either. Gave them a good sanding and called it a day.


And here she is in all her grapeless glory!






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15 comments:

Tardevil said...

Looks SO much better! WHO would like those grapes and that glaze drip was just awful.

Katie said...

Wow! Doesn't even look like the same piece. Great Job!

Paint Me White said...

Whow you did an amazing job what a transformation. Never get tired of seeing your makeovers. Sandy

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I cannot believe how different it looks! Just stunning!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sue, I was so worried when I saw the grapes I thought that was the finished project...Oh, what am I going to say! LOL! I love the FINISHED project and your little stripper! I use an inkjet printer for my decals, they make them for laser printers too though. If you ever try them again let me know what went wrong and I might be able to figure out the problem

Carol

Katie said...

Does your Michelle wanna come help me strip my furniture? LOL! I hate it! Yours was worth all the hard work though! What a gorgeous dresser now!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

not only does the dresser look fabulous now, but where can i find myself a resident stripper? does lowes carry them?????

Farmer's Wyfe said...

AMAZING!! Now THAT is impressive...and sooo much better!! Great job!!!

Judy said...

Those grapes were horrid. It looks AMAZING. What a difference. The prep work all paid off with the finished product.

shellyandrade said...

Sue, your dresser turned out awesome! Great job! I dream of the day my girls want to start helping, but right now they're more interested in climbing trees -lol!

gail said...

oh my, what a transformation!
super job girls!
gail
ps catching you this week

Chrissie said...

You really saved this one. Great transformation!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Wow! This dresser is absolutely gorgeous now! I am glad that you were able to get all of those grapes off :)

xoxo
Amanda

Kari Seals said...

I love this! What color is it? I love the color and would like to find something similar for a hutch I am re-finishing. Thanks for sharing!

Blogger said...

I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.