Sunday, February 12, 2012

Introducing.....

Introducing......

Annika.


She has had a total makeover from top to bottom.  The drawers are painted in Louis Blue and the base of the chest is painted in Old White.  Both clear and dark waxed were used.  

This is what Annika looked liked before I started.

I painted the knobs and handles in hammered bronze.



She looks a lot Swedish and a little French to me.







Welcome Home,
Penny

39 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. I have got to find a cheap piece to transform.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my goodness Penny. This is stunning. I love that you left the top stained. It ties in with the hardware so well. I bet it sells in a minute. Happy Sunday!

Cozy Little House said...

What a beautiful shade of blue. Love it!
Brenda

rkbsnana said...

I love her name. Very fitting for such a pretty piece

Eileen said...

She's beautiful! Really lovely. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

This belongs in my house!!

XO,
Jane

Sherry said...

How beautiful! Its amazing what paint can do! I love your yellow walls. They look similar to mine. I'm in N.C. as well and look forward to following you along :)
Sherry's Bees Nest

Kelly said...

Well she looks very pretty in her new outfit! Ha! That dresser reminds me of the one that is in my 10 yr olds bedroom. His looks like the "before" pic. I'm sure she will find a new home soon!

Debbiedoo's said...

Annika is a real beauty! She ought to sell fast Penny.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Penny! I bet she won't last long!

Mary said...

I want Annika to come live in my home - I'll even learn to speak Swedish!!!!!

It's a beautiful piece Penny - is that AS Chalk Paint?

Hugs - Mary X

Jojo said...

A lovely name to go with a pretty piece!

Daffodil Hill said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the gorgeous bureau was "There she is! Miss America!" Seriously, this is the kinda thing that just pops in my head. She is truly a queen!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, Beautiful transformation! I love the colors. Hugs, Sherry

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful blend of Swedish and French style. I REALLY like the blue drawer fronts.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It's so nice to know other people name things too. Lovely transformation Penny. I predict it will be in a lucky someone's home very soon.
Sam

see you there! said...

Great piece Penny. I think it a little unusual as it combines three colors (counting the natural wood top). Pretty and useful, the best combo.

Darla

Pondside said...

She won't last long in your wee shop - someone is going to want that little-bit-Swedish-little-bit-French gal!

Penny said...

What a great makeover Penny. You have been busy! We are coming back the end of March.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
Oh my stars...this piece turned out beautifully! I wish I lived close to you, cuz this baby would have come home with me..
I just painted a vintage dresser I have using the red chalk paint. What a difference a coat of paint will make. Annika really is pretty!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Mary said...

That came out beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Beverly said...

Penny, it is beautiful. Some lucky someone is going to scoop this.

We've got sunshine today.

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Penny,

I love the transformation that paint can give to furniture.

It turned out just beautiful. I painted two old cabinets last year in a white to brighten up my great room. I must admit after looking at your piece I regret not leaving the tops natural...that really adds a lot of style to the piece...love the blue too.

Thanks so much for popping in for a visit with me. I wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Hugs,
Steph ♥

April said...

I absolutely love the end result, Penny!

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable! I love that shade of blue:>)

bj said...

I love it, Penny. Looks fantastic...and I love the bust with the jewels.:))

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Penny!
This turned out fantastic!
I may have to copy this idea.
Love how you kept the wood toned top
and what paint did you use on the knobs? They look original and not painted.
Love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful makeover Penny...I'm sure she will find a new home ASAP.

Blessings,
Linda

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Lovely Penny. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Karen

Devon said...

Love it! I wish I were brave enough to paint something that looked that lovely!

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, I love the blue and white. The makeover looks fabulous. And I was hesitant to paint that wood. You have an eye for just the right thing to do. Good job.
Hugs, Jeanne

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Annika is a pretty piece! I have to chuckle here...I babysat a Swedish girl named Annica. Reminds me of her..cute and graceful. You did a wonderful job!! Like Jane said, this belongs in my house!!

xx

Samantha said...

I love her! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". Hope you'll be back next week too.
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Pamela said...

She will be the perfect addition to your booth though I know she won't be there for long!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's beautiful!!! Love the contrasting drawer fronts - such a pretty color.

Denisa Nemes said...

The dresser is beautiful, you did an amazing job! I am new follower, I would love if you will check out my blog..

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is gorgeous! I love every inch! I love the color combination! Great transformation! I'm now following on Linky Follower!

Good Time Charlie said...

Penny this is just stunning. Thank you for sharing. Love the wood top. -K

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Fabulous! The blue is truly stunning! Great job.