Sunday, 23 June 2013

Vintage dressing table reveal...

I was up at about 5 this morning. My punishment for allowing the cats to sleep with me. Bad Bobby walks on me and paws me until I give in. Despite being up and out nice and early, the boot sale was rubbish. This is the second week in a row!

I did find these cute wooden scissors at the Friday flea though. They are massive and about as useful as a chocolate teapot but I like them.



The only thing I don't like is the carving.


I don't want tribal scissors! Tribal scissors make no sense. Huge wooden scissore however make perfect sense! So I've tried a bit of wood filler to see if I can lose that look.


It's a work in progress...

I have however finished waxing the vintage dressing table that I painted in milk paint. This is a lovely shape and with the removal of the mirror it would make a gorgeous desk too.

Here's the before again...


The wood was actually in poor condition and there were some holes in the veneer.

 And the after...












I really love this chippy look. It's the Kurt Cobain of furniture. You can only get this grungey look with milk paint. It took lots and lots of coats to get an opaque coverage as dark wood and pale milk paint is a tricky combination. But I love the contrast.

I'm going to be selling this one as it's pretty large and won't fit in our home. But not until I have refurbished a matching dressing table stool to go with it. I've been lucky enough to find one that's a perfect match with those Queen Anne legs. If you're interested, get in touch and I can upholster the stool to match your decor. My husband is just thrilled at the thought of hauling it outside again for another photo shoot when the stool is done!

I'm sure it gives the neighbours something to talk about, that strange lady from number 9 who's always dragging her furniture outside to photograph it. I even tried posing with the furniture this time! But those photos didn't work. The dog walkers put me off.

Thanks for your kind comments and support after my last post. I do feel much better now, it's not such a shock and I'm going to try and be stronger for my little girl. No more tears. I'm too soft. She was sobbing in the classroom the other day as someone told tales on her and it nearly set me off! The culprits said sorry and she happily ran out to play a minute later. I need to toughen up.

She made me laugh as we were waiting for a a prescription at the chemists and she said, ''Mummy, If it's okay, I would like to keep these legs.''

Bless! I'm sure we can arrange that.


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28 comments:

  1. Amazing job here Emma Kate, the grungy finish is fantastic. I haven't started mine yet. Looking forward to seeing the matching stool.

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Get cracking, I want to see it! xx

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  2. Oh bless you're little girl, they are resilient though more than we realise :).
    Love the dressing table, you're so talented x

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  3. Fantastic makeover, I'd love a dressing table like that but wouldn't beable to fit it in the bedroom xx

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  4. Looks grea Emma Kate, you've done a really good job. I'm a bit behind with reading blog posts, too much going on at work, so have only just read about your daughter-can I just echo what's already been said, children are remarkably resilient and with your love and support she'll get through whatever's ahead. Sending positive thoughts your way. Gill x

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  5. Your little girl is brilliant and you're a fantastic mum, don't you forget it.
    That dressing table is beautiful, that'll sell in no time. I love it. xxx

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  6. Best wishes to you both and your furniture is fab ♥

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  7. Wow it looks amazing! Totally love the legs.

    Not sure what happened with your daughter so I'm off for a read, hope you're ok xx

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  8. Fab job with the dressing table. I have a bureau to get working on, once the rain stops!

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    1. Thanks Jen. We could do with a bit of rain here!

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  9. Ah, let her keeps her legs then! She's a trooper, your girl. And so are you. As well as being the Crazy Woman at number 9 who keeps dragging her furniture outside...
    And you have done a great job with the dressing table - it will sell so fast, I'm sure. And a stool to match? Brilliant! xxxx

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    1. Thanks Curtise. If I start doing outfit photo shoots they'll get really worried! Or like Vix's latest post. Outfit shots on furniture... xxxx

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  10. Just catching up. With a lovely Mum like you,I'm sure your daughter will be able to face the challenges ahead. Love the dressing table, and if it's any consolation we're the crazy people who dug up the front garden to plant veg just like Tom and Barbara in The Good Life, and I stand in the front window taking photos of it every Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Scarlet. Your comment made me laugh! Erm, why every Thursday? xx

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  11. Glad to hear you are feeling better about you little girl. She will be just fine ... they always are! I always dread sports day too but on my son's behalf ... he has asthma and often ends coming in last and coughing all the way, but determined to finish!
    The dressing table looks amazing ... WHAT a transformation!
    M x

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    1. Thank you. It seems Sports day is a problem for many kids...xx

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  12. What a great piece! You really brought it back to life! I'd have a hard time selling that ;(

    Arda

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    1. Thank you Arda, I'd keep it if it fit anywhere!

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  13. All your hard work was worth it!! Looks great!

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