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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. What a beautiful shade of blue. Love it!
    Brenda

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

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  5. She's beautiful! Really lovely. :)

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  6. 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

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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

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  10. A lovely name to go with a pretty piece!

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  11. 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!

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. That came out beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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

    We've got sunshine today.

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  21. 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 ♥

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  22. I absolutely love the end result, Penny!

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  23. Adorable! I love that shade of blue:>)

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

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  25. 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!

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

    Karen

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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  37. Fabulous! The blue is truly stunning! Great job.

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