Thursday, August 18, 2011

Paris Gray & Old Violet a` la deux!

Well hello there!  I have to apologize for being so neglectful l of the blog while I spent the last few weeks of summer outfitting my chicks for school, having some fun camping, and getting pedicures, going out to lunch, and catching a few last minutes at the pool and hanging out.  Now, they're all off to school full time!  My baby started kindergarten today, and we were both so excited.  She is very ready, which made it so easy for both of us to leave with grins on our faces. 

I'm also sorry for few reveals lately.  The big project languished while I played, and then I finally ran out of paint before finishing.  More has arrived and I hope to have it ready to reveal later this week or early next.  In the meantime, I snuck in an amazing pair.  Painted first with Old Violet Chalk Paint, and then topped with Paris Gray this Vanity/Desk/Hall Table and Dresser/Buffet turned out so lovely.  Sigh, I just love me some Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Here is the Vanity both with and without the mirror.
I purposely distressed enough for the Old Violet to show through.  This is a lovely Mahogany top re stained and sealed with Antique Oil.  The drawers are all dove tailed and it is in beautiful condition.  Wonderful storage for either a dressing table or as a pretty desk.  I can also see it in an entry way as a place to catch keys and the daily mail.  So much versatility!  Here it is with it's companion piece.

Aren't they pretty together?  The dresser also has a mirror that has been refinished also.  It was missing a finial though so we are on the search to recreate the missing one, or replace it with something very similar.  It would be just as useful without the mirror as a stunning buffet piece, or below the flat screen TV to store the remotes, and all the other things that clutter up our family rooms.  It has been finished identically to the vanity in the event that someone wishes to purchase them both for an elegant bedroom.  You can't beat the storage in this dresser/buffet, with the nice deep dovetailed drawers. 

Love, love all the detailing on these 2 pieces.  So pretty without being overly feminine.

These two pieces were a pleasure to work on and I hope to find them a lovely home to move to at the Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market in October if not sooner! 
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  1. those are so cute! i love the dark tops and the pretty legs on both! :) and those swirly details are awesome!

  2. They're amazing! I love the violet showing through.

  3. I love the combination I really like the violet :) Your newest follower stop by for a blog visit.

  4. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  5. I love it! You did a terrific job on both pieces :).

  6. Holy Cow! That is JUST gorgeous! Both pieces! I knew it would be nice, but wow!

  7. Beautiful!! I'm loving the legs on both of these pieces! Fantastic color choice!!

  8. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I love your stuff! I am your newest follower :-)

  9. Awesome pieces, what type of oil did you use over the stain?


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