Saturday, April 6, 2013

Maple Dresser Redo

Do you ever get tired of seeing black on furniture?  I get tired of painting it sometimes, but I never get tired of seeing it!  I don't know what it is about black, but it looks good on almost everything and it has the ability to make whatever it's on look like it's worth a million bucks.  

I found this maple dresser on CL and resold it fairly quickly.  My client asked me if I wanted to redo it and, of course, I said YES (that's why I bought it in the first place ;) ).  I asked her what she wanted and she said, "Black."  

Another black piece.  Great.  I feel this way almost every time.  BUT, (before I offend anyone!) I have never been disappointed in something I've painted this most-popular-of-colors.  As a matter of fact, I usually stand back and think how great it looks!  Well, this gem is no exception.  She was beautiful in her original maple state, but I think she's absolutely fabulous all decked out!

Warning: pic heavy post!  (Just for you Michele!!)


Before

She was pretty, but I couldn't wait to see her painted!


 After

Does anyone else think it's hard to photograph black?  Maybe too much light in the room?
Anyway... :)


 I've used these knobs a few times before but never on black.  I love how they just pop, not to mention they are just incredible by themselves!




 such a pretty, detailed skirt





Normally I use a semi-gloss on the pulls, but this time I went with a flat and I really like them!






The insets in the doors were wicker and I just treated them like the rest (primed and painted) of the piece.




I always try to treat the insides like I do the outsides--love opening a drawer or doors and seeing
it finished, too.




They say it's all in the details.  I absolutely agree!!

 *confession:  Can you see where I had to give her a tiny spit bath (she was dusty and I didn't have anything to wipe her with!)? ;)

If she could talk she would sound like my 8 yr old daughter ("Mom! Stop that!).






Now that I got my black fix for the week I am on to RED (and maybe another little something turquoise!)!  

btw-I bloodied my fingers AGAIN today--all in a days work I suppose! ;)

SOLD

*I love all of your comments and have started answering them by email.  I appreciate your kinds words and am happy to answer any questions! :)

This dresser was featured by Ann @ Stylish Once Again
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co
and by 
Peggy @ PJH Designs

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32 comments:

  1. love love love it. I love the warm maple color peaking through where you have distressed it and this helps me to solve a problem. I have this little cabinet with wonderful yellow mosaic yellow mosaic panels. First I started to paint it a deep brown, no not right, then I painted it a navy blue. I intended to stencil it also but it is just sitting there, unfinished, something not right. But now I am doing to paint it black and no stenciling. That should work. thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I like the after, looks great and looks sold!

    Bliss

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  3. Oh my word - it is awesome! You must tell me the products you use...my black pieces never look like that!~ Please do share!
    Stacey :O)

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  4. I love this piece, I have a TV unit that is higher than me the top is for the TV and has a big hole in the back, (the old TV's were very wide back in the day before flatscreens) and I intended to paint it my creamy yellow that I used on the walls, but I think I will change my mind and paint it BLACK! I also love those handles, way better than the originals.

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  5. Oh WOW. This is piece is absolutely FANTABULOUS!!!!

    I absolutely love this, and you are such an amazing painter, just wow.

    I wish I lived closer to you - oh this is so awesome.

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  6. I have to ask as well - what did you use to paint this (did you use a spray gun) and what colour of black paint and who by? You did a great job! it looks absolutely wonderful! LOVE it.

    Can I also ask what sand paper you used to sand the edges??

    Cortney@www.organicallyopulent.com

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  7. What a fabulous transformation! This is spectacular! I love it in black with the knobs and the distressing - excellent! Hugs, Leena

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  8. Wow! Please share how you got this so smooth & shiny. I'm always amazed at how your pieces turn out.

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  9. She's beautiful and the black so pretty. Love your hardware, perfect for her! Thanks so much for joining AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. Lisa, this looks so fantastic. So much better in black! Love that you painted the interior too! Thanks for sharing this at Silver Pennies Sundays x

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  11. I love it! It looks so much better now...Christine

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  12. Fabulous job of reviving that piece! You attention to detail really shows.

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  13. Talk about tall, dark and handsome - it's absolutely gorgeous!!!
    XOX

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  14. It looks beautiful!
    I have joined your blog.

    according2sharon.blogspot.com

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  15. It turned out amazing in black! WOW! :) What a lucky client! I found you at TwelveOEight.

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  16. It turned out amazing! If you get a chance, please link this up to my sunday linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

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  17. Wow, your dresser looks amazing!! I love the color, and you did such a fantastic job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)
    hugs
    Kathy

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  18. Wow this is amazing! You should link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs} http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-3.html
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  19. Oh, these furniture re-dos are wonderful! I just LOVE them. It's one of my favorite things to do so it's really no wonder I love all of yours so much! ;) This one turned out so great. It is amazing what a little paint can do for a piece, isn't it?? I am in awe of the transformation when I finish a piece...I never get bored of it! I have a feeling you are the same way! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this over at the Project Inspire{d} link party this week!
    Nancy

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  20. What a stunning piece and perfect in black! I'd love to hear about the products you use!

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  21. Just gorgeous! I think I feel the same way as you about painting something black.

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  22. Oh my that turned out so pretty !! Beautiful job !!! I just did my first ever furniture re-do it was so much fun ! Thanks for sharing !! Hugs,Janie

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! I would love to know your painting technique. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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  24. The dresser looks beautiful in black! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  25. Hi Lisa,

    Love this one too! Beautiful job as always.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  26. Gorgeous redo! And yes, it is hard to photograph but you did a great job :) Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  27. What a stunning black beauty... love everything about this piece. The black paint really brings out all the details. I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  28. Lisa your featured tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  29. I would LOVE to know what you used and the best way to distress . It's beautiful. I am actually planning on redoing my dresser and since it is very similar in design this would be fabulous!
    Thank You! :)

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