Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Welcome to the Family, Sir St. Joseph!

Well, all, let's give a welcoming hand to the newest addition of the makeover club.



Oh yeah, Sir St. Joseph was acquired via a Craigslist add, and I sent hubby on a roadtrip to go make the purchase.  Oddly enough, it was yet another cat house where they asked him again if he wanted a cat to take with.

What is it with people ditchin' their cats??

Anyway, this is what we started with...




He needed some repairs, as he had some broken drawers and heavy dings, but he was well worth a tiny investment to buy from people who are moving and trying to unload their possessions for pennies.




Some sanding,




two coats of Valspar Signature in grey,




some dry-brushing in white to heighten the paint,




...and a gentleman is transformed.




The hardware was left in its original state.





Each drawer featured a different set of antique pulls.






Really, he turned out handsome, dapper and charming.






He is ready to court a new lady.






His swivel mirror has just a tad of ghosting to it.






Oh yes, Sir St. Joseph is appreciative.





It sure feels good to be cleaned up and spiffy!

He will be partying this week at:

Motivational Monday at Three Mango Seeds




28 comments:

Katie said...

Love the color, dry brushing and unique mix of hardware! Very handsome makeover.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a nice transformation! That really is a beautiful piece!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job!

The Farmers said...

It's fabulous! I love the lines and the mirror...oh the mirror!

Clydia said...

This is gorgeous! Would love if you could share this at my Motivational Monday Link Party.

http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/2011/10/link-up-motivational-monday-link-party.html

Hope to see you there!
Clydia Kay
threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

andrea, another beauty! the finish is amazing!!! and i love it staged with the fall decor- so pretty!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Very pretty, he looks so happy to be all dapper again! Loved how you staged him too!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE DRESSER, BEAUTIFUL COLOR AND STAGING IS EXCELLENT!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful piece! Looks great. I like the aqua tables in your previous post too. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Wishing you a gorgeous day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

St. Joseph came out wonderfully!

Deborah March said...

What a GREAT transformation!! Love the colour especially...

(Hope you'll have time to visit my little space in the blogosphere too...http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/)

Kahli said...

What a great transformation that color is lovely. I also like the drybrushing technique you applied. Lol @ people ditching their cats in craiglist sales.

whimsicalperspective said...

Love your name of the post! Grey is absolutely the new white. I am currently obsessed with ASCP French Linen. Nice work!

outjunking said...

Very nice! Grey seems to be the new white, and I think you chose a great piece for the look. He's very handsome.
Lisa

the vintage wren said...

Love this piece. Great job. The painters come tomorrow yippee, and I'm going even lighter than I posted, cross my fingers that I love it. Take care, Carrie

Town and Country Gals said...

Andrea,
what a great transformation, from dark and dreary to light and airy! What a change a little paint in a great color makes! Thanks for visiting!
Rebecca

abeachcottage said...

Wow, he looks great! Well done with the transformation :) Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What a transformation!! He looks awesome now and should be very proud!! Thank you so much for linking up!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Andrea,

It looks brilliant.

Wow you did a great job.

Have a great weekend.

x Fiona

ImSoVintage said...

oh my. I bet he is a happy camper now that he looks so spiffy. 8-)

Ironstone and Pine said...

Hi Andrea! I have really enjoyed reading your posts and wanted to let you know I've chosen you as one of my Versatile Blog Award recipients, check it out! devon :)

Bobbie said...

Your dresser turned out lovely. Don't you just love the Craigslist. Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind comment.
Have a wonderful weekend. Bobbie

Pam said...

Andrea, those buckets turned out to be Turkish olive baskets (or at least that was what the tags on them said). They were $65 a piece!!! So I left them there.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

would love to feautue your dresser let me know if its ok,
lauren

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This came out great and looks fabulous! You did a wonderful job!

Actually, I work on a number of paintings at one time, so that I'm not tempted to continue working on one when I hit a roadblock. This way, I can put it aside before ruining it and work on another. It really takes a long time, but sometimes I finish a few around the same time.

Thanks for your visit and enjoying "Paradise."

Shabby soul said...

It became simply stunning!
Silvia

Terrie said...

Love it transformed to a pretty dresser, the line of the middle drawer is icing on the cake. The fall decoration is so cozy. Love your work and inspiring.
Terrie from Hong Kong

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Okay, now I am really going out to buy Valspar Signature paint! This dresser is totally fabulous! How bizarre that people want to give you guys cats. I'm thinking that maybe they adopt a lot of homeless cats and then can't manage all of them! Hmmm, it's a mystery.

Thanks for stopping by. It's really great to 'meet' you! ~ Yvonne (a new follower)

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