Our little dining room has been a work in progress for several years. If you have read my blog for a while, you know that the walls started out army green from the previous homeowner with ugly old louvered ill-fitting blinds. We had to use our breakfast room furniture from our last house because the larger dining room furniture works better elsewhere in the house.
There is not enough storage anywhere in our house, so there is really more stuff in here than one would normally put into a room this size. We papered and painted, moved things in and out, trying to make it work.
There is a hutch, an armoire, an iron and glass console, an iron and glass tea cart, not to mention the table and eight chairs. Let's don't forget the grandfather clock. A lot of stuff. It makes for intimate dinner parties.
Why on earth would I bring in something else, you ask? Well, so glad you asked -- I will tell you. I needed the drawer space, and I already had some drawers.
This dresser was an important purchase for me when I got rid of the Sperm Donor a long time ago, my abusive ex-husband. I went out and bought something I liked. It has been with me all the ensuing years, and some years ago when we moved to Birmingham, I painted it antique yellow.
|The aborted new top finish which wouldn't dry.|
Trying to work in that Radiant Orchid in a creative way.
When I painted it antique yellow, I gave the top a fancy faux marbre
rose finish. I did this same paint treatment on two night stands and a vanity. It was a lot of work, and it has held up very well over the years.
|gilding the lily|
|the rose faux marbre finish|
|Done, ready to go into the house|
|This is only one coat of the Warm Silver.|
It got another.
|here it is in place|
|I really like it!|
Then it hit me: why not do the whole dresser top in this metallic? I did (2 coats), and I love it!
What do you think? Would you use this color in your house?
Come back next time for part 2 of this epic saga to see the accessorizing dilemma and how I finally finished it off. (And I do mean finished.)
I am joining Best of the Nest for the May review over at Simple Details. Of course, to Roeshel at That DIY Party!
I am linking this post to Kim's Wow Us Wednesday; Elizabeth & Co. for Be Inspired; Jennifer Rizzo for her creative party; Miss Mustardseed - Furniture Feature Friday and Redoux - Friday Link Up Party.