Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dan's Redemption and Big Baby

With the Olympics this week, there is a lot of 'talk'

about 'redemption.'




A few weeks ago, Dan broke a 1930s full moon mirror

we had just found with a vanity.

I was extremely upset about the mirror, to put it bluntly.

Call me a big baby.

I'd wanted one of those mirrors for awhile.

So he went out later that week and found this big baby on the street...




...and totally redeemed himself!

As you can see in the photo, Big Baby needed a LOT of work.

After some new sides were glued on,




some puttying and sanding in critical areas,

some wooden dowels hammered out and glued in to fill in the missing trims, 

priming, painting, distressing, and waxing,

here is Big Baby today...




This vintage white color is becoming a favorite...

White Chocolate, by Ben Moore.




Lots of antique drawers for storage!




The original hardware was scrubbed with some

baking soda, vinegar, hot water, and a brush.




Big Baby's back in town!

No more street walkin' allowed, now she'll party with high class ladies...



Come and see Big Baby at...













49 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

It was so sweet of your hubby to bring home such a gift! The make-up job and new dress you gave her are lovely! Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love it! I'd say he redeemed himself!

Holly

suzyq said...

It's just beautiful :)

NanaDiana said...

Andrea-What a great looking old piece. I think it is almost identical to one Gramma Hazel had that my daughter now owns. She also has a matching piece that is shorter and wider. I LOVE it painted white. I wish I had a picture to show you and see if it is the same one. I think it is 1920's (when they got married). Blessings-xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

ooops-forgot to add- I think he totally redeemed himself...but don't let on- you may milk it for more than this one piece!;>)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Sometimes big isn't necessarily better but in this case every inch is beautiful!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Yes he redeemed himself. That Big Baby is gorgeous! I'm loving that white chocolate too.

Deanne said...

Love the name of that colour, makes me want to eat it!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

She is beautiful!!! What a beautiful piece of furniture, and yes, he sure redeemed himself:)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

He's definitely a keeper as well as that gorgeous My Fair Lady piece of furniture! :)

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! Big Baby is gorgeous! I'm so glad your hubby redeemed himself with this lovely piece! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

i'm not one for painting furniture i prefer real wood. but this caught my attention for sure. love it a lot better all new & white. perfect. (:

Danielle said...

This is beautiful. I love the white. x

thistlewoodfarm said...

Amazing job! Read the entire chicken saga :( Just wanted to tell you how wonderful I think you are!

blessings,
karianne

Debra @ Common Ground said...

ohmygosh, soooooo fabulous, good night those legs alone are just amazing! What a find!!

Rooms by Ann said...

you did a great job.

Sopa Azul said...

A great job!!! It has been lovely. Congratulations.

Geneva said...

Loved this post! Great before and after of this wonderful piece ... you did a wonderful job with the restoration! I'd say Dan's definitely redeemed himself!

anangloinquebec said...

Wow Andrea....that is stunning!!! I am not familiar with but I love it. It seems like a really warm white which I am always looking for. You do have some interesting pieces turning up at your home!!! Gorgeous!

Pam said...

She's gorgeous! I never have the guts to repaint something if the veneer is messed up. Never thought to use wood putty! Great job.

lynn said...

gorgeous re-do, andrea!

Judy Bigg said...

Great redo and great gift from him.

Custom Comforts said...

What a gorgeous dresser. Just beautiful and it comes with a story of redemption. I was never fond of those full moon mirrors, so I think he did well with his replacement.
Cindy

Linda said...

Beautiful....big baby is gorgeous.
Dear hubby redeemed himself. A lovely piece to admire.

Terry Moore said...

Thanks for saving her! She's a beauty.

Red Rose Alley said...

That's so pretty, Andrea. I like the three drawers on top of the dresser. It was so nice of your husband to find this treasure for you.

Oh, Nel's colors are:
Bridesmaids in black dresses
holding white roses.
Tables are black tablecloths
with red roses and a lantern
with a white candle inside.
Her dress is white and she is
holding red roses.
Thank you for asking. It won't be long now, and she will be married away like the rest of us. hehe
A happy Sunday to you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE it! Thanks so much for your kind comment about my vintage trunk.

The Boston Lady said...

I'd say your husband MORE than redeemed himself. Of course, you took someone's throwaway and made it into a treasure. What a transformation - wonder what the people who tossed Big Baby would say if they could see her now? Absolutely love this. Ann

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Oh my, she is a sweet baby! A gorgeous looker. Your hubs has sure made good! I have to tell you how happy I am for your and your blog. I've been seeing you all across blogland and your beautiful inspiration. You deserve it. Hope we always stay connected you fellow Illinoisan! On I forgot to mention I love the 3 drawers on top of dresser and how it indents in. Can I borrow your hubs! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh...gorgeous. Great job on all the repairs and the hardware too.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful piece!!! So feminine and regal! Hubby did good!! I love that color and will definitely keep that one on my "must get" list. Great job!

xoxo laurie

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! Yes, I think hubby should be redeemed!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

That street walker cleaned up real good. Love it. I just finished a piece similar to yours. I'll probably share on Wednesday.

Have a good night.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Next time Mr. MST breaks something I'm sending him out on the streets to bring back an awesome piece of forgiveness like yours. What a fabulous transformation and now a happy new life for this beauty.

Sherry said...

That turned out beautiful! I love that paint color.
Sherry

Carrie Barron said...

Fabulous restoration! I love that color, and the name of the paint is perfect! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com/

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a cool piece! Totally worth all that work, aren't roadside finds THE BEST!

Rebecca said...

WOW! I'm still amazed at the things people will just throw away. This is beautiful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

if my husband found that on the street and brought it home to be, i'd be his forever. right now i am not so sure. bring me a free dresser, honey. ;)
it's GORGEOUS!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's a big BEAUTIFUL baby, now. Hubby did well bringing it home.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Awesome! Your big dresser is gorgeous! It has great lines and the new finish is beautiful! Kim is sure to feature you next week!Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style.

Susan said...

Big baby is lookin' good! I love that paint color. Glad to hear your man redeemed himself. :)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

How do you get your husband to buy you old furniture? I've been hinting for 10 years to no avail. Haha It's GORGEOUS!
♥Linsey

Little Miss Maggie said...

Gorgeous makeover.

Deidre said...

Whoa! She sure is a looker!!! Yes indeed you did a lovely job!

Rita said...

I'm visiting from Faded Charm to admire your big baby and it looks just fabulous!
you did an amazing job in giving your found treasure a new life. bravo!
rita

Good Time Charlie said...

I would say your husband redeemed himself, and then some! What a gorgeous transformation. Thank you so much for sharing at my party!

victoriantailor said...

Your husband did a fantastic job! love the white!

Dear Emmeline said...

this piece may have been a lot of work but it was well worth it! gorgeous! she had great bones!

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