Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Green has always been my favorite color!

Hello all! It has been such a long time

since I have updated my blog.

Sometimes real life just slows down my blog time.

Anyway, we recently did our largest furniture show

of the year at the Applebutter Fest in the nearby

canal village of Grand Rapids, Ohio.

We had an amazing time and an awesome sale,

thank you to all who came out and supported us!

The hands down favorite pieces at the sale this year

were painted green! They were also our favorite!
This is a before photo of

the dry sink, we also had a cool

Gentleman's dresser in a matching set.

This is the after of the dry sink at the sale...
After of the dry sink and hat box
that tops the Gentleman's dresser...
I love all the Victorian details on these pieces.
bottom of the Gentleman's Dresser...
We painted all of the set in a lovely green,
distressed them, rubbed down with a dark walnut stain to match the top,
and painted the detailed hardware with oil rubbed bronze.
I can't tell you how much I loved this finish piece!
There is Rebekah taking time to photograph all of the
furniture at the sale for me!
I did some research on Gentleman's dressers
and found out they were from the Victorian era
and the small stand on top was used to store
hats and bonnets, with a drawer for gloves.
I would love to find another Gentleman's
dresser to keep for myself.
How about any of you,
have you ever run across
a Gentleman's dresser?
A lovely couple bought the matching
set to use in a farmhouse
they are restoring and commissioned me
to paint a small table to match.
I think the set will be just

right for their new old home.
Blessings~
Leigh Ann
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13 comments:

  1. I have never heard of such a thing... a gentleman's dresser... but it is so beautiful! Love that green you chose!

    Tania

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  2. Hi Leigh Ann, what a gorgeous color! You did a great job, love hearing about the gentleman's dresser. So glad you linked up to VIF, xo

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  3. these are SO fun! the color is awesome, and that little cabinet piece is adorable!!!!! (the part of the dresser with the applique)... it's all so eclectic and fun!

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  4. Welcome back! Great color, thanks for sharing the backstory on the pieces very interesting.

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  5. This is so pretty! The green is amazing and I've never heard of a "gentleman's dresser". I'd love it if you shared this at my link party that started on Tuesday at Project Queen.
    www.projectqueen.org
    I'm a new follower.

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  6. I love the green. I am so wanting to try the ASCP in Antibes Green, I think I am excited to try it now! Great work.

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  7. Green is so popular now isn't it...it used to be blue! I'm a green girl, so love these!
    Beautiful work!

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  8. So creative and awesome :)) Love it..I will love for you to share this awesome idea via my Pin'Inspirational Party today pls.Ty ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

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  9. Thank you so much for linking up. Sharing tomorrow at my party.

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  10. Loved the color!! Would you mine sharing the paint color with me??

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  11. it is a very special classic items!

    http://sonsuzdekorasyon.blogspot.com/

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  12. We have one. I didn't actually know what it was called. It looks exactly like yours but not green.

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  13. We have one. I didn't actually know what it was called. It looks exactly like yours but not green.

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