Friday, September 13, 2013

Retro in Black and White

Lately it seems all my work is being done on mid-century pieces. I went up a few decades and 
wandered into the '70's.  Ah yes, the wonderful '70's.  Great times. 
But dreadful clothing and furniture! Behold the common dresser:
                   At least it's wood and not laminate. Veneer is just barely one step up.

But these do clean up nicely!!!
I would like to give a shout out to Dionne over at The Turquoise Iris for this inspiration. 
I saw one she did in black and white that was just beautiful! She always does such unique work.

                                 The body got primered in gray and the front white.
I used a semi-gloss in both the white and the black.  But I had the hardest time getting the top
to smooth out. I used a Sherwin Williams acrylic and painted at least 3-4 coats. Was not happy.
I sanded between coats but just could not get his smooth. So I completely sanded it off and started over.
This time I used a BM black. Much better. 
The handles were sprayed with carbon mist and highlighted w/gold gilding wax.

          And of course there always has to be a little surprise detail when you look behind the door.


Linking up at my fave parties!! :
Kammys Korner - Trash to Treasure Tuesdays
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed - Furniture Feature Friday
Homespun Happenings - Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Night Special
1929 Charmer - Sunday's Best Party
Knick of Time Interiors - Knick of Time Tuesday
                                                   The Dedicated House,-Mon


  1. It turned out spectacular,, wow what a difference, love the black and white and the handles look super on the white wood...great job and it looks cool in the room...Phyllis

  2. Wow that is AWESOME! What an great surprise inside!! :)

  3. You so made this pretty again! Love it! Featuring today at Redoux, party starts at 2:00 PST. Thanks!

  4. Cute dresser! Love the black and white combo. I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.