28 October 2011

French Jute Dresser

Well with Halloween parties and costume shopping and decorating oh my, I’ve been running crazy.  But I picked up this dresser at a garage sale across the street from the kids school a few weeks back.  I used some of my homemade chalk paint it in a color as close to the ASCP Paris Grey as I could manage.  You can read all about that experience over at Type A Decorating.  It turned out so cute. 

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However when I first finished painting it seems very flat.  Like primer.  It just had absolutely no depth.  So I used another color I tried mixing to match the duck egg.  A little bluer and lighter but still very pretty.  The grey and the blue/green went so well together! 

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Something in the room was throwing off the colors in my photo’s so excuse that some look grey and some look taupe!  They are grey.  I wish I had taken some even closer up so you could really see the words but it sold faster than I could get a good quality photo shoot with it.

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I wrapped the ugly brown knobs in jute.  I wasn’t sure after the first one if I was going to like it but it really added the texture that it needed since it was such a flat piece.  Apparently I’m not the only who thought so!  It was gone in four days.

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Hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend and don’t forget to go link up to the VIP party!

 

~Sommer

15 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

Wow, that really turned out great!

Amanda said...

The dresser looks wonderful, love the colour!

Becca said...

Ooooh! This turned out so pretty! I'd love it if you'd link up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Stained Glass Butterflies said...

The color is very pretty!

Stained Glass Butterflies said...

The color is very pretty!

Tammy @ Type A said...

perfect!!! love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh sommer, i LOVE it! the color the twine, the numbers.... ooh la freakin la!

Katie said...

This is awesome Sommer!! It looks gray on my screen and I love it!! The knobs are adorable and I love the french words! Great job!

Kahli said...

Ooh I love the color it turned out great!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Beautiful! What a great idea to wrap the knobs in jute! First time here, and now your newest follower. Can't wait to catch up on what I've missed :)

michele said...

simply charming.

found you via romantic home and would love to have you stop by and enter my shabby chic giveaway:

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

have a wonderful week.

michele

Angie said...

Sommer!!! It turned out gorgeous!!!!! I'm glad to see you are doing so well ;) I really need to get my but in gear and get back in the game ;)

Ruth said...

I love how it turned out. Gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I will be joining your link party this week.

Ruth

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

That is such a great piece--thanks for sharing!

California Dreaming said...

It came out great! I love the jute knobs! I have some plain round knobs and I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I may have to try this!

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