Monday, October 3, 2011

Grace's Long-Awaited Debut

Whaow...whaow...whaow...






(sexy saloon music chiming in the background)...










Ba dah dah dah domp!  Whomp whomp!  Whomp whomp!!










...the curtain pulls...










...Prairie Dove Love starring- Streetside Grace---  returns to Town and Prairie!!!









Oh yes, she underwent a serious sanding scrubdown and color test as she entered the pre-stages of her Extreme Makeover.









She needed a serious repair on a dislocated curved front drawer; it was accomplished with some small nails and Gorilla Glue.










We skipped the primer and used Valspar Signature series paint in La Fonda Teal.  This paint has primer built in.  TWO coats.









A little bit of top coating... Woodlawn was added in a dry-brushed fashion to her foundation color.  I left the La Fonda Teal on the brush and just dove right in--- it makes for easier and more natural transitions in blending.









She wanted to look in the mirror to check herself out, but I said no way...









...just lay back and relax, girl, we're not through with this makeover yet!









The drawers were inserted...









...a little paste wax lube was used when they started stickin'...










...and then she was brought into the house for a show and tell photo shoot!










At last, a beautiful treasure!
Come on, Cover-girl, show 'em what you got!











Grace has undergone a complete transformation.

Since taking up residence at our place, Grace has given up a lot of her bad habits.











She has quit smoking and no longer tries to hide her empty cartons in her drawers from me.









She also knows that trying to find love on the corner is inappropriate.

We have set her up with an online dating service so she can meet the right person who will appreciate her total package.










But let's get real... ya all know you love her for her legs.









Thanks for reading, I LOVED every minute of this pick-up, make-over and reveal.  I hope you enjoyed your stay at Motel Town and Prairie.



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42 comments:

Chrissie said...

Cute post! Grace is beautiful!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Wow, I love that piece! Such great details. Now I have to go back and read about how you got this beauty. Great makeover, and the color choice is my fav.
Stopping by from Linda's NTT party.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

this turned out so beauful, i love the detail and distressing , the color is perfect. what a nice piece, im jealous!

Cynthia said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This dresser is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Barb and Dell said...

Wow! What a transformation and a fun post. I hope she finds the right person on the online dating service. :0)
Barb

freckled laundry said...

Grace is a beauty! It's like watching Pretty Woman. hehe! You did such a wonderful job...and had me giggling! I can't find an email address so I'll answer your question about the chalk paint here. It stretches VERY far. I painted a hutch, a chair, and the trunk & I still have a touch less than 3/4 of a can left. Keep in mind, the hutch was mixed with French Grey & Linen but mostly white was used...just a dollop each of French Grey & French Linen. I'd say I could get at least 3 hutches done with one can. That's what helps me justify the cost of a quart. xo

Katie said...

Wow--she's a beauty! Love the color, details and distressing. Beautiful job.

Anna said...

what a difference in the before and after, love the pretty blue color

Peggy57 said...

Just Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

the vintage wren said...

What an interesting piece. I love that you really let the original finish show through. That was a lot of work....great job. Take Care, Carrie

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Hilarious post! Love Saloon Girl Gracie! It sounds weird, but to me she looks like a dresser that belongs in Alice in Wonderland (especially without the mirror). Amazing color and I love how you made the details stand out. Oh and I thought the fix on the dovetails using glue and nails was pretttty neat.

Awesome job as always Best Bloggy Buddy! I'll be in touch soon, a couple changes have been making it hard for me to get things done in blogland and furnitureland, but hopefully soon I'll be back on top :).

Emily

Jann Olson said...

Hi,
Grace is quite the gal! You really know how to bring the beauty out in a sad looker. That's some makeover. Be glad all she hid in her drawers were emply cig. pkgs. I once bought a table from T.J. Maxx. When I got it home I found underwear in the drawer. Yep that would be drawers in the drawer. What a surprise that was! I still love the table; but everytime I look at her I think - underwear. lol!

Karen said...

Wow wow wow, what a beauty! that was one gorgeous piece of furniture but you made it fabulous with that beautiful color and finish. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment and for following. Following you back.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on "At The Picket Fence." Your photos are so big and colorful. I just loved that torquoise bench, as that is a favorite color of mine. It looks so antique looking. As I was scrolling down, I noticed your cute Halloween bench. I smiled when I saw those cat candles. Me and my daughters started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. You have alot of creative ideas, and I think your blog is wonderful. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh Wow Andrea
it is fantastic.

I am sooooo jealous!!


x Fiona

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I just saw your post over on Coastal Charm. What an awesome transformation! Great Job! I am now following you and I hope you will follow back! God bless!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

holy moly, andrea! that is AMAZING. i love everything about it! i want it! :)

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is now absolutely stunning!!
A lot of work, but you did a fabulous job!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

p.s. Come see how I painted my "Little Boy Blue in the Cornfield."
http://tinyurl.com/3t6ek7o

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This is a gorgeous dresser!

Jenny
http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

LOVE it and cute post. Thanks for joining Wow.

shellyandrade said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is the most beautiful transformation ever!!! Love the color and your narration is a hoot!

shellyandrade said...

You're TOO funny! I would paint something else in Provence if I had any left. I used it all up 'cause I didn't know what the heck I was doing. Just getting started with this whole venture and right now I'm so broke, I have to just use up what I have. Is that Valspar a latex? I'm STILL struggling w/ using colored waxes, gotta try something a little lest frustrating. I REALLY love your dresser, how you used the two colors, the humor, the photos - you get 'em seesta!

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

Wow, Andrea! I can't believe how absolutely beautiful it is! I need to learn to paint like that ;) (new follower here! xo)

michele said...

that color is killer!

love it. found you via primp. come on over and win a stencil!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

michele

Bobbie said...

Thank you for your recent visit. Love this dresser. "she is a beauty"...legs and all. When do you find the time? It is a fabulous piece as always. Enjoy the day. Bobbie

Faded Plains said...

What a great color...she's the life of the party now.

Deborah March said...

Oh my. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL piece to begin with, and you've made her even MORE so! LOVE that curved front! Swoon...

Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/...hope you might stop by and say hi!)

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What an amazing piece of furniture. You chose a color that really makes it pop!

Melissa said...

I only have one word for this transformation.........GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This is gorgeous!! You did a great job!!

Tracy said...

Spectacular - love her legs and I wish you had a better picture of the front edges with the vines trailing, just gorgeous!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love how the dresser came out, great job! Lauar Cottage and Broome

Mandy said...

Beautiful! Love the curved "bottom". I followed you over from Creative Princess. Love your blog.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

That is so sick!!!! Love it!

Poppy said...

Wow! Grace is a stunner! Hidden beauty she has and she cleans up so good!!!You have done an absolutely amazing job with her and I love the colors and the detail work on the mirror top is beautifully highlighted. Thanks for this beautiful post and for your loving comment on autumn vignette. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Grace is a beautiful piece, I love the color!

Your piece was featured on my blog... http://radcrafter.com/2011/10/5-fantastic-furniture-makeovers/

Alida
http://radcrafter.com

Pam said...

Grace is one hot Mamma! Love that teal color with the brown poking through. Gorgeous!

Katie said...

I love Grace! She turned out gorgeous! The color and glaze is perfect!! I featured her today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-feature-friday-12.html

outjunking said...

She has so much detail. The paint you chose did her good.
Lisa

Helen's Decor said...

Andrea, I'm cracking up over this, "We have set her up with an online dating service so she can meet the right person who will appreciate her total package." You are multi-talented! Thanks for the early morning laugh...did I say that I'm barely awake loved this post? BTW, I think that same road is located near me!

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