Friday, December 9, 2011

Another Gray Blue Dresser and the Fate of its Mirror

Yup, I've mixed up some blue gray again. I've had a lot of people inquire on Etsy about my other two dressers that had sold. So, this can not be a bad way to go, I'm thinking. Hoping this one hits the road quick.

Here it is drawers primed.
And look at that mirror, beautiful, right?

Sad thing though, it has some serious silver streaking. I knew it when I bought it but thought I'll just replace the mirror minus the bevel. How much can that possibly cost? Let's just say I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when the woman at the glass store told me the price.

With jaw back in place, I leave w/ mirror in hand. Driving home and brainstorming, it hits me...forgo the mirror. Not entirely, just for now. Plan B is paint the frame and chalkboard paint the mirror. And of course grab those awesome carvings off the base for a future project. Now I am feeling much better.

Still with me? 


Notice I changed the top drawer knobs. Since this isn't really gender specific, I decided to list it in my Etsy shop w/ either knob option and choice of fabric. One more masculine, the other feminine. Which do you prefer?

Love these knobs. Picked them up at Marshalls...4 for 10.00! 

Now let's hope this finds its way out of my garage ASAP. I am running out of room. Swore I'd stay away from the flea market today, yeah right!




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13 comments:

The Midwest Cottage said...

Beautiful. What paint/color? I am working on a very similar dresser right now.

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I prefer the feminine version. I didn't know that Marshall's sold hardware...I'll have to hit them up and see if I can find any. Beautiful job.

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Great makeover! Love the feminine version for sure. Maybe I'm a little bias, being a girl and all... :-)

Susanna said...

You can't go wrong with blue grey! Turned out beautifully and giving a choice on the knobs is clever. Nice!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sue, I love it!! When I bought my vintage dressing vanity The mirror had serious streaking, but I can still see and I like the look, so I wouldn't count it out all together. How do you ship furniture? I was going to ship a little kids chair from Orlando to California and it was going to be $157 dollars for shipping!

Carol

Jennifer said...

Sue those knobs are killing me! They are awesome! Love the dresser!

katt said...

muriatic acid will remve silver,thena thin piece of mirror can back it.That way you don't lose
the bevelle.

katt said...

muriatic acid will remove silver,
then a thin piece of mirror can back it that way you won't lose the bevelle.

One Purple Dandelion said...

Ok, just hear me out....that mirror is beautiful as is, so why not remove it from it's mechanism, paint the wood around the mirror a really antique-y/shabby chic color and sell the mirror as a wall hanging? I'd die to own just the mirror and hang it in my foyer!

jayne said...

I had a very streaked sideboard beveled mirror and I had it resilvered very inexspensively. Check your phonebook or start asking dealers. It was really worth it!

jayne said...

I had a very streaked sideboard beveled mirror and I had it resilvered very inexspensively. Check your phonebook or start asking dealers. It was really worth it!

Katy said...

love those knobs!!

and thank you for your comments. You can't know how much it gives me hope to talk to other single moms who have already been on my shoes and come out the other side.

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