Friday, July 5, 2013

My first Subway Dresser

Well I am sort of back, I am still packing and house hunting and we are still in the process of moving to Ontario. But after 2 very stressful and heart breaking months, I decided I needed to get back into the garage. It felt great to get my creative juices flowing again. I have really missed painting and creating. I have missed blogging and I have definitely missed all of you.

I bought this dresser a few months ago, and I knew what I wanted to do to it the minute I saw it.

Here she is the way I found her, in great shape with good bones. The wood grain is gorgeous and the drawers look like this dresser was never used.







I have seen subway dressers on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to give it a try. I really liked the New York subway dressers so that is the theme I wanted to go with.






I used vinyl stickers and painted over them.  So when I removed them the wood grain from the dresser would show through. The handles are the original handles that were on the dresser, I thought they were very unique. They were brass, so I painted the back plate with chalkboard paint and the front with antique bronze paint.



 
The dresser is painted in Anne Sloan French Linen and I love how the wood grain shows through in the lettering
 
 
 


And here she is all stunning and gorgeous. Don't you just love it when something turns out exactly how you imagined it would.

I loved being in the garage again, painting and creating. I have really missed it and hope to have time to do a few more projects before we move.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe happy summer. I have missed you all very much





Maggie is loving the summer weather and having fun in her swimming pool
 
 


 


4 comments:

  1. Tobey - welcome back - the dresser is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Peggy, it feels so good to be creating and blogging again. I have felt like something was truly missing from my life. Hope all is well with you and that you are having an amazing summer. hugs Tobey

      Delete
  2. The dresser looks great! You did a great job and I love the NYC theme!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, I love how it turned out.

      Delete