Wednesday, June 11, 2014

That grey and white thing I do!

At our spring tag sale, a very sweet customer reminded me that I never shared a dresser that I painted for her. I don't know how I let this one slip through the cracks because I love the way it turned out! And it's been a while, as you'll soon see!
 
 
Carole came to our holiday tag sale looking for a tall dresser to give as a Christmas gift to someone special. We had a few for sale, but none that seemed quite right. So we took a walk out to the garage and I let her look through my inventory. Luckily she found exactly what she was had in mind.


Carole also knew exactly what color she wanted. Her exact words to me were ..... you know, that grey and white thing you do. When I hesitated, she said ..... don't worry, I'll send you pictures. And sure enough, evidence of that grey and white thing I do. Both projects were from the summer of 2011, when everyone was trying out chalk paint. Wow, I'd say Carole has quite a good memory!
 

 
I don't normally paint furniture in December, but I was happy to make an exception in this case. And that of course meant painting in the house because the cars were already back in the garage for the winter!
 
 
I didn't have any "real" chalk paint on hand, so I did a quick color match using Behr paint and mixed up some homemade chalk paint. I think the end result looks just like the inspiration photos!
 

 I used white to accent the fluted top drawer, the hardware and a few details.

 
Yes, I even took some pictures in the snow!
 





And since it was December, I just decorated around the dresser until Carole came to pick it up a few days before Christmas. I hear there were pajamas and other goodies in the drawers on Christmas morning for it's lucky new owner!
 
 
 

18 comments:

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I don't know if you behind with the Christmas post or really early....lol Please tell me you don't leave your outside lights up on your eaves year round....lol

That turned out great and I bet she LOVED it! xo Diana

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love how this one turned out! You do the gray and white thing very well ;-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out gorgeous! and i love a client who knows what they want!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out beautiful!

Ming said...

Who knew, gray & white, the new black! Love the piece's details and how you captured them.

Danielle said...

So pretty. I never tire of gray and white together. Such a lovely combination - both relaxed and classic. x

White Lace and Promises said...

I like that gray and white thing you do too! Lovely, perfect piece. It's hard to find a good chest!

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

This is gorgeous Sharon!! The color combination as well as the dresser itself... I'm currently looking for a dresser like that to paint!!

Hetty said...

To be honest, I don't think that grey and white thing will ever go out of style! It just looks so elegant, love it Sharon.

RPK Interiors said...

Such a pretty piece! So glad you dug it out of your archives! Funny seeing the snow...I was just moaning today about the heat, but after being reminded of the harsh winter, I think I'll keep my moaning to a limit and be thankful for summer days! :)
Robin

Twice Nice said...

And you do the gray and white thing Very Well!! It's lovely, and I bet she smiles every time she sees it!

Laurel Stephens said...

Another charming piece of furniture to be treasured. No one does it better than you!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Lovely! I especially like how the white highlights the details. Did you use the same paint on the pulls?

Gail Wilson said...

oh my gosh, it's beautiful Sharon! It makes me want to paint my latest find gray and white! I know people (haters) will die if I paint it, but it's just not in me to restore it, and... after all.... I rescued it FROM the dumpster!

beautiful job my friend! so happy you shared this! pinning!
gail

Gail Wilson said...

oh my gosh, it's beautiful Sharon! It makes me want to paint my latest find gray and white! I know people (haters) will die if I paint it, but it's just not in me to restore it, and... after all.... I rescued it FROM the dumpster!

beautiful job my friend! so happy you shared this! pinning!
gail

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laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Hi Sharon
Thanks for linking up this dresser makeover! It's a Friday Favorites Feature this week! I love the colors- makes the details pop! Hope to see you this week! Laura