Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Silver Chest

I am working on my project list since the start of this new year and getting this chest ready for use was on my list so my list is down 2 projects now

I bought this wonderful french provincial chest at a indoor  flea market back last summer . It was in great shape and a heavy chest however it was scuffed up where someone had used a packing tape or duct tape probably while moving . Anyway I thought I have some great silver paint and will touch it up.
This paint I have goes on better than any paint I have ever bought so went over the entire chest. You can see here the tape marks and also I changed the top drawer pull or a more ornate one. Also the chest was $30.
You can see where the tape was

        before with streaks

        This is the drawer pull I used  for the top drawer since there was only 3 matching pulls

This is the paint I used I bought it at a local paint store and love it . It was $38. a quart and goes on like soft butter  and never streaks also drys very quick

                     Love it

I will use it in the studio, more than likely will have it full of card stock material, I have 2 large plastic tubs of valentine card making supplies that will fill these drawers
If it was not already painted silver I would have painted it white to match all my other chests in the studio

OK on to my next project now and I want to say Thank you for following my projects as I go through them

also is anyone besides me having trouble leaving comments on certain blogs? some blogs I can't even pull up? maybe blogger is having trouble again?
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  1. It looks great in silver - very unusual!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Yes, It is silver. You go girl. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  3. I would never have thought to use silver. Great job!!!

  4. Pretty! I love the drawer pulls. I love that paint too, I've used it on walls and all kinds of things! XO Cindy

  5. What a great find! And the paint job is gorgeous! Wish I had something like it for my overflowing craft supplies! :)


  6. It is fabulous and nearly looks mirrored.

  7. I love that drawer pull! So ornate!

  8. modern masters is my middle name ... the best kept secret now revealed ... hahaha

  9. What a pretty transformation!!! The pulls are pretty too!

    Come by and sign up for my fun giveaway!

    bee blessed

  10. Coolio! Looks like your off to a creative start in 2012 - Happy Wednesday...Tanya

  11. The silver paint give it a totally different modern look! I LOVE it. What a great accent piece for almost any decor.

    Thanks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  12. thank you for the lovely thoughts left on my blog for Sandy. Your dresser turned out so lovely. The first pull adds so much more elegance being different than the rest. I really like it.

  13. Here girl, thanks for coming by..I had seen you when you were at Richards place with the Globes De Mariee and just and Vanna both have a collection of them and I got my first one from Richard's house..I will add you to my follow list hope you do the same..May you have the best DAY ever my new found friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  14. Now, let me say here.....THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
    Never would have thought to paint it silver, but I love it.

  15. I love it Janice! I know you'll put it to good use too with all those Valentines you're making *winks* I'm also adding that paint to my pinterest project inspiration file. It has just the right amount of sheen without being garish kwim?
    I've had the same trouble posting on blogs Janice...The page will just come up white or some other weird glitch. I switched over to google chrome and everything's working fine. You might want to give it a try. Vanna

  16. I like the silver very unique! I bet it adds sparkle to your room, Laura

  17. LOVE IT!!! and the drawer pull is lovely. I love finding pieces that can be easily turn into wonderful creative ideas. Thank you for visiting and your heart felt comment. xo HHL

  18. Wow, do we love that! In fact, it's got us thinking (ohhhhhh boy, watch out!) Keep those fun ideas coming :)

  19. Thank you so much for taking the time to pop over to my blog and leave your lovely comments. Off to have a wander around your blog now ;-)

  20. That chest of drawers is very pretty. I never would have thought of painting it with silver.


  21. GREAT save! I love that style of dresser!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it. I recently did some silver on a piece. I want to do a whole piece like you did. I used Martha Stewart's metalic paint. It was wonderful. You have inspired me to do another project. Now I have to find the right piece of furniture and the time. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  23. Wonderful, fantastic pieces! I am impressed! I am following you from Rome, Italy!

  24. Thanks for visiting my blog "My Faux French Chateau." I've spent quite a bit of time looking at a lot of your lovely posts. We like a lot of the same things. Love your Mason Vista collection - I collect it as well! Also, are you in Tulsa, OK? I used to live there. Take care, Mitty @ My Faux French Chateau.

  25. The silver is fabulous! Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

  26. love...LOVE your blog and the chest looks awesome.
    your newest follower via the hop. you can find me at

  27. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  28. Janice how many tiaras do you have in your collection? I'm finding myself gaga for them lately!...Must be my desire to be a delusional princess lol! *winks* Vanna

  29. When I was a painter at a professional music theater in Boston we used exclusively Modern Masters as our metallic paint. There isn't anything out there that can compare. It came out beautifully on this piece!