Monday, February 28, 2011

~My Latest Victim~

Well, that crazy painter crept into our house this weekend and painted another piece of furniture in desperate need of a face lift. His latest victim is the three drawer chest that was in the kid's room.

Right now I have it where the buffet used to be in the basement kitchen. I am not sure if it will stay there or not.

Right now it has my collection of hurricane lamps on it. I am not too fond of stripping...hum...that sounds kind of strange, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I found a primer that can be painted over glossy finishes so you do not have to do any stripping. The only problem is that it is white. I told Jeff and my mom that I should have the primer tinted a color so that I could distress the furniture and the color would show through. If I keep up with the painting, I will probably try that.

I do like how the hurricane lamps and the handles go together. They are both glass. I am thinking of painting the keyhole opening gold to make it stand out some.

For now, I think it turned out pretty good. I will keep you posted if it changes locations or if another piece of furniture falls victim to the crazy painter.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will continue to come back as often as you can. Always remember, "When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive."

All My Best,


Never So Simple said...

Looks great Dan. I love the hurrican lamps. You have so many great collections.


Mary said...

OH my I just love it. And I agree the knobs go extremely well with the hurrican lamps. Also the black from the dresser brings out the black/gray on the burners of the hurricane lamps. Awesome job!

Constance said...

WOW another great job! I love the chest, I collect hurricane lamps too. I never thought of displaying them all together, this really looks nice.

Take care,

Char said...

Just a little tip...If you do have your primer will want to get it tinted GRAY...don't let them talk you out of that is the BEST cover for painting Red, Blue or Black.

My hubby did professional painting for some years and tis is what they used to cover best! I love it when you wannat paint a Red color and they give you Pink Primer! that really works?!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

The chest looks very pretty. I like the lamps on it too. Wow, wish I had someone who loved to paint living here...I sure have a lot of work they could do. Dan your home is just gorgeous! Hugs

Pam said...

Looks great. Love the glass knobs on it also. Home Depot has a paint with primer in it so it's supposed to save you the primer step. But then when you distress it it would just be the wood color showing through. So anyhow, just a thought.

Michelle said...

Hi Dan,
The dresser looks great. I love the hurricane lamps. You have so many great collections.

The Rusty Nickel said...


I laugh everytime I see a new "victim" I went through this stage last year. Luckily the hubby has an airless sprayer and I just set my pile on the driveway and away he goes. Can't wait to see the next item :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Dan...
You have taken a side job stripping I see. I love it, and what a great job you did. Ha! Ha! Ha! That was so cute.

The dresser looks BEAUTIFUL. I love the color. I agree about the key hole. I think I would paint it gold as well. It would sure make it pop.

I love your collection of hurricane lamps, they look so lovely on top of the dresser. Love the knobs as well.

Beautiful share. Hope the fur kids are all doing well. Country hugs, Sherry

jojo said...

send that crazy painter person over here...I've got plenty of victims just waiting!

nancy huggins said...

Love you lamp collection and dresser looks good where you have it but I do the same thing..put a piece of furniture somewhere and then weeks or even months later decide it should go in a different room. :)

Darla said...

I love it!!!!! Great job, you make it look easy....... Love the collection of lamps too. It all goes together.

SANDI said...

Another wonderful job, Dan! Love your collection of lamps.

Jeannette said...

Morning Dan! I just love your black painted pieces and I think your idea of the gold keyhole will be that finishing touch too! Your collection of lamps just pop and look perfect against the black!!! So much eye candy in your home - love your blog. Have a fun day - sincerely, Jeannette

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wonderful piece of furniture...I love the style.
Those glass knobs are perfect with the lamps - I agree - it's GORGEOUS


Anne said...

Love it!! Looove the lamps also. The glass knobs are the greatest..on some of my doors I have the authentic knobs that were in the house when it was built so heavy and sturdy. Keep up with your "attacks" on the victims!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How funny I wish your friend would slip over to my place and paint til he can't paint any more. lol
This is really a nice piece it turned out really pretty. So you do know a paint that you can use over glossy furniture because I have my grandmothers old bed and dresser and was wondering how I could do them in white without stripping.
Theres that word again believe me at my age no more stripping even furniture. lol
Love ya honey

Carmen at Primcats said...

Came out Great! And looks double great with your collection on it!

Carmen and the Primcats

Patti said...

Just love the black dresser and hurricane lamps. They look great together.

Sharon said...

Your victim turned out just beautiful.
I think that a gold key hole would really make it pop.
I can not wait to see what else you plan on.
Have a great weekend.

Y1M said...

Loving this piece too Dan. The glass does look great together. You are awesome with that BLACK Paint. Looking foward to the next piece. tfs, Marlene

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

How fun to catch up with your latest posts and makeovers, Dan! Paint is such a handy transformational tool, isn't it. It's neat to see your new look unfolding room by room and piece by piece. What's next on the list?

I completed treatment #4 yesterday and officially reached the halfway mark. Which feels like a very welcome milestone -- especially since that was supposedly the last 'worst' round. The remaining four are reportedly easier though the infusion time will go from 90 mins. to 3-4 hours. Good thing I have lots of books, music, and handiwork to keep me busy. I'm hoping that this week won't be too hard and then we're onward and upward again.

Have a lovely weekend, my friend!