Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Ansley

I am sorry it has been so long since I have had a good furniture makeover for you, but believe me, this one is worth the wait.
Let me show the before...and then I will give you the details.



Over a month ago, I bought this adorable piece at a garage sale! We have some sweet friends from church who are adopting a baby girl, Ansley, from China. They had a MASSIVE sale to help raise money...and they did! Well, if you have been reading my blog long, you know that I have a heart for adoption. I just can't help it! So, I went to their sale and this little beauty stole my heart. At first glance, she is not much to look at, but look closely!

Look at the curves on the door

and the size of the drawers.

This is a solid piece! But it was not in great shape!

It was a labor of love, much like the adoption process! I sanded, and sanded, and sanded some more. Then primed and painted! Then applied a terrific glaze! And believe it or not, that was the easy part! The hard part came in finding new pulls. The drawers originally each had two knobs, which I just can't stand...I don't know why. I tried filling in the holes and using library pulls, but they looked too small. I knew then that it was going to take XL pulls to finish this piece. So, I went to a specialty store in my area and ordered some 6" pulls! Then, I used the drill ALL BY MYSELF (this was a first) and VOILA!!!! They are perfect! So are you ready for the big reveal?


It turned out even better than I expected!



Look at how the details pop now!
And the hidden secret...the best part...

There are 3 more drawers behind the door! And these are painted in chalkboard paint! Think of the storage possibilities...and the labeling!!!! I am in Heaven!!!
And just because I loved these extra drawers so much I had to give them a little extra attention.

I am so excited about how this piece turned out! I wish I had a dining room because it would make an ideal buffet! But, once again, I must sell her! As cute as she is, I just do not have the room! She already has a good home waiting for her and will be heading that way later this week!

I LOVE COMMENTS! So, let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!



14 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

This is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, love every little detail! Popped over from primitive and proper.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous!!!!! i absolutely love the finish- it went from outdated and fugly, to beautiful statement piece!

stephaniegiese said...

visiting from primitive & proper. This piece is fabulous!! I just bought a dresser I'm hoping to re=finish to look like Pottery barn's apothecary media cabinet. We'll see how that goes...

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Oh heck!!! This is amazing! I loved the outside color and distressing, but the inside rocks! Love the idea of chalkboard paint for labeling! This would be very hard for me to sell!!! :)

The DeLoach Family said...

i love it!! it looks amazing!! i love the name you came up with for the piece. ;) thanks for sharing!! it will make a fabulous addition to someone's home!!

Anna said...

you did a fabulous job, I love the white paint combined with the chalkboard drawers and the paper you lined them with is perfect too

Allison@FabRehab said...

OMG! The chalkboard paint is SO smart!!! The whole thing is fantastic! Congrats.

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Wow....you didn't miss a detail. Great work....

Take care,
Lisa

Jannet ~ Simple Matters said...

visiting from primitive & proper, GORGEOUS! great job!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

You did a fantastic job creating something beautiful for a great cause!

Jeri Ann said...

This looks amazing!!! Wow Wow Wow!!

Biljana said...

Wonderful job, it looks simply beautiful, bravo:)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

April said...

Great job! I love this piece, it has such pretty lines & detail to it. You really did well bringing all the good points out!

Elle {SWITCHEROOm} said...

I envy the person who got this massive dresser! Great work on refinishing, and the storage is amazing.