Sunday, June 24, 2012

yoo-WHO, Part 1 ( yes, there will be more)

Everyone calls it a "Unionjack,"

but Dan just calls it, "THE WHO."





SOOOOO....

Here's the prairie-dove we started with....






...picked up on the streets a little bit near where we work. 

It had to be shoved in the vehicle with the kids in there and everything.



Let us now ALL PAUSE and have our weekly same/old conversation:

"What are people DOING throwing out antique 1930s art deco waterfall dressers???"

"People must be crazy."



Back to our regularly scheduled Town and Prairie report.






So we sanded, brushed, repaired molding...






primed, painted and taped...

...and painted again...
(the facade was painted with a dirty mountain red and a green/grey blend)

...and sanded/distressed again...

...and waxed.

Then we added period appropriate hardware with a brilliant red and yellow brass finish.

Here are my teasers of "The Who" Dresser.








Bam!








Bam!! Bam!!








It's one of my favorite pieces we've done so far.






I didn't have time to style her up with objects d-art before her photoshoot today,








but her imagery is pretty powerful and stands alone well.

She would be great as a dresser, flat-screen TV stand, or entry-way console.






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18 comments:

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love this and i love how you used the grey and not blue, it turned out beautiful!

Fiona said...

Hi Andrea,

Looks like you worked hard on this project,
but worth it in the end.

Wonderful work as always.


x Fiona

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Who who! It turned out wonderful.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is so cool, you did a fantastic job!!! that style really works with a painted design. great save!!! LOVE the color combination!

Heather said...

Love your dresser makeover and The Who!! Have seen them twice in concert - amazing! You chose the perfect colors for this dresser...and who throws these gorgeous pieces out??? "Who are you?? Who, Who, Who, Who!!!" Thanks for sharing :) Heather (Please swing by my blog sometime and say hello!!)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

She looks beautiful without being styled. Great work as always.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

The Union Jack dresser turned out great! Amazing what some folks throw away. Wish I'd run into something like that.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

How fun is this piece! Love the idea!
Have a great day.
Tammy

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Why oh why do people let go of great pieces like this? I just love the original color scheme of this piece!

Lynn

geetlee said...

WOW! Amazing work!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Wow, it looks great!

Tania

Niki said...

Very cool. This is just one more thing on my list to do. Yours is beautiful.

Pam said...

I have a waterfall dresser in my husband's garage storing tools right now. Yours looks so much better than mine. Love the design.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

She turned out great! I don't get it either why folks throw these wonderful pieces out - good for us who find them! Great job!
Kathy

fromgentogen said...

I would love to find this on the road...Gorgeous...
Blessings,Becky

Taunnie said...

You have done a really great job with this little dresser. I especially like the subdued colors you have chosen.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love this, and I really like the grey better than the blue. Will you let me know when you put it curbside and I'll be right by to pick it up! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Good Time Charlie said...

It looks fantastic! I love your take on my old favorite. Definitely, "The Who" influenced. Visiting from MMS

PS I host a linky party every weekend, it is open until midnight EST. If you have time, I would love for you to share this!

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