Saturday, August 14, 2010

What Did I Do With It?

I asked you all the other day what you would do with it... the "it" being the auction winnings that came home with me on Wednesday. I started by working on 2 of the dressers. They are both done, but I want to reveal one at a time. It's more fun that way, isn't it? So let's begin with this one, because it was the one I was most excited about!

I wanted to do something bold and different. Different being a color or technique I had yet to try. Several of you said it should be painted black, white, or gray. If you said that, you were pretty darn close... I chose a color from Sherwin Williams called "Peppercorn" which looked the closest to charcoal gray that they had. I chose a matte finish as I wanted it to be a dull finish, and I planned to paint the hardware with a semigloss white so contrast the dresser. For the hardware, I used an all purpose spray primer and then went over that with Krylon's semigloss white. I left it undistressed for a more modern feel. It has kind of a Dorothy Draper feel to me. I love it, but was shocked to hear my husband say he really liked it and that he was a fan of the color. My husband typically refrains from comment. So that was a huge compliment! Anyhow, here it is and I can't wait to hear if you are a fan of the color like my husband and I are!


Donna at Funky Junk is asking what our most favroite-est project is... i couldn't pick since i like a bunch for different reasons, but this is my husband's fave, and a recent fave of mine!
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58 comments:

Jen said...

I think this is my favorite one you've done yet!
The Charcoal grey with the white hardware...
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!!!!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

It is beautiful! I am surprised that you left it alone (the color) no glazing, no distressing! I love the matte finish. I can't believe you've already completely finished it. In between working, yard saling, taking care of the kiddos, and being wifey! Way to go Cassie.
heck, I forgot you said you've finished two... makes me tired just thinking about it.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

White handles and peppercorn dresser. You gotcha some salt and pepper. Just had to say that! :) I really do love it. It is perfect. I love your vision. I will be curious how fast you sell this one...I bet quick.

Emily said...

Looks great!!! I love the color :)

Jeanette said...

My knee jerk reaction was "If she painted it, I'm going to scream!"

But guess what? I ADORE it! I really like the gray with the contrasting white hardware, and I went into this post prepared to hate it! Go figure.

canngil said...

Very NICE!!!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Wow! It looks great. It is bold without being bright. When I think of grey, I think of light grey, but I love this dark grey color! And the white hardware really gives it that modern look. Love it! Can't wait to see what you do with the other dresser...the suspense is killing me :)

kelley blake said...

That looks beautiful! I love the color and the white hardware!

Restyled Vintage said...

Love the grey!

The Painted Home said...

perfection! great choice, - denise

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

I've been looking forward to the reveal, and I love it! You won't be hanging on to this one for long.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I am in love! This is the coolest color, I will have to remember that one.
I agree with hubby, this is one of my favorites too.
Londen

Renze said...

Honestly, how do you do all of this? It's really nice! I love it and the contrast from the white handles looks so good.

m e g a n said...

I love the grey and white! It looks similar to my dressers painted with SW attitude grey.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT.......need you to come to K-ville and help some of my tired old furniture. Chris sounds like his dad.....if he doesn't say anything, it is ok, but if he says he likes it, it must be fabulous. I agree!
P

Lisa said...

Nice redesign. Love the color choice:)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Ooh! I love it! Is the top white, too, or is that just reflected light? I think it would look awesome with a white top!

Pam said...

The gray is a nice shade and I think I like the matt finish also. It brings out the beading along the edge also. Nice job.

Cassie said...

You have me absolutely drooling over this dresser. The color is INCREDIBLE! I love, love, love it!

Allison said...

I like the more modern look on this one. The charcoal gray is beautiful with the crisp white hardware. The beading detail really pops. Very striking piece! Beautiful job, Cassie!!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

It gorgeous!! And you are FAST!!

The Kramer Angle said...

Fabulous!

The Thriftress said...

I think it turned out beautifully! The dark grey so cool and with the white hardware it really stands out. Bring it over and put it in my living room Kthanks? :)
Sarah

Roseanna said...

Stunning!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very sophisticated!

Meredith said...

I am astonished! The grey really classes up the piece! I'm visiting from The Girl Creative's linky party.

A Little McD said...

Beautiful! I think I'm in love!

The Decorating Diaries said...

That looks awesome with the white hardware!

Janet

Christina said...

oooh I am a little obsessed with gray at the moment...so of course I had to take a look at this! I LOVE it! :)

Julie said...

Beautiful. Love the beaded edge!

Sjn said...

it's very chic and glamorous with the contrast of the gray and white. It's got great lines too. You did a fabulous job.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! This looks wonderful!
Love your blog!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

holy crap, i love it. the door pulls are my favorite part!!

Casey said...

I love this color!

sportzmom said...

Looks great and I love the color!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Oh I love it so much! I've been wanting to work with a darker grey and you convinced me!

XO
Lenore

Kristen said...

I love the way it turned out. And I think it's a perfect color. Great job!

susan said...

The details show up beautifully! Gray seems to be the new "it" color too! Love it!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I really love this color! The white hardware is amazing. Fantastic job! Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Pamela Rosenberg said...

strong but subtle. This look is timeless. Nicely done.
Pam

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful!!! I love the color ... it is very interesting!

Kristina + Justin said...

I love this. What a great color. This inspires me to do something with our dresser. I'm visiting from the csi project.

Stacy said...

gorgeous! love what you did with the pulls!

Nicole said...

I love what you did with this piece. The pulls are divine!

decdiva1 said...

grey's and charcoal are fast becoming one of my new fave colors, you did an excellent job on this dresser!

Lyssa said...

I love that color! Gray is so hot right now!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

That gray is lovely! Wonderful job!

Wanting What I Have said...

LOVE the way this turned out! The gray is AMAZING!!!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Beautiful gray. Came out beautiful. Love the white contrast.

The Pennington Point said...

I love that color! And the white hardware is the perfect punch. Great job! Lisa~

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Nice job, I love the gray!

thriftytickle said...

I also love the contrast! Please come by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Brislane Interiors said...

Love, Love, LOVE the colour - great job!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE the charcoal & white! It is STUNNING! I'm putting it it the SPOTLIGHT on Saturday... thanks for sharing at the PoPP again :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is a wonderful shade of gray. It looks so good. The charcoal really gives it a nice modern feel. Love that.

Maria said...

Great job. What an amazing transformation. It is nice that you notice the details on the dresser once it is painted.

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

This turned out really well, I love the detail that the dresser has down the side and the matt colour works perfectly!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I'm not a distresser myself, so I love that this one is left with a "modern" finish. I've been thinking about redoing a dresser in a dark gray, so glad I came across this old project of yours. I like how the glossy white hardware pops off the dark background. And the lines and details of the dresser are gorgeous, of course. I'm a sucker for any furniture on legs!