Thursday, January 26, 2012

one of those projects.

I have this great dresser that I love the simplicity of. I just can't figure out what I like.

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did not love the flowers.

Liked and should have left alone, but I didn't UUUGGGHHHH!

Thought I would distress and it turned out YUCK!

I tried to redo the bright colors and am not pleased. This dresser is going to be done totally different. It has just been one of those projects.

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  1. Oh that's too bad...I like the brighter one too! The distressed chest has potential tho, so don't give up the ship! Sometimes you learn the most from your "mistakes." I'll have to stay tuned to see what you do...!
    Visitng from Funky Junk
    Cathy @ Room Rx

  2. Don't ya just hate that! I am working on a project that I have painted 4 times....ugh!!! I love you site and I am a new follower. Stop by and follow too, so we can keep in touch, Lori

  3. Wow...What talent!! I too like the brighter one best, but things look different in pictures..Have you gone over it with any wax or some other type of top coat? I bet a glossy finisih will again change the look! :)
    Nice job,

  4. I can't believe how beautifully you paint! You will find just what you want; I know it. :)

  5. I loved all your re-do's! Wish I could paint like you! :)
    (Found you at MetaMonday)

  6. Oh bummer! What if you tried to give it a little antique stain...maybe just go all of the way with the distressed and aged look??? Good luck - some of them are just those kinds of projects!!

    A few blog friends and I are hosting our first link party tomorrow to finish off the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, we go live at 7amET. Today I revealed my project for the challenge, a gallery wall with only one screw in the wall. I'd love if you could come by to check it out and link up!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

  7. You do awesome work! I'm sure you'll get it where you want it. The painting in the 2nd after literally took my breath away!

  8. I don't mind the distressed look - it makes it seem like it could have been painted in the loved-up 60s and has come down through the ages as a vintage treasure to you! Chin up - you can paint and there's plenty of us who love it no matter what. x

  9. i am with deb- the second after was amazing! but live and learn and move on! i am sure its next incarnation will be even better!

  10. i like that brighter second try. i call my attempts "before, after, and better after."

  11. I actually like the distressed look, but then I like all three!
    Great job, thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

  12. Don't be so hard on yourself! It looks great, and yes, agree with others-try gloss, stain. It's very retro now. Groovy.

    1. PS I do like the distressed-but I think you prefer the more colorful one. In that case, just go over the colors again, and you're good. It's a perfect design!