Thursday, February 17, 2011

chest of drawers before and after

Today I'm over at Garrendenny Lane, with a guest post for Lorna, who was one of my very first blogging friends. I suspect she is the most energetic and dynamic woman in Ireland, with a farm, an interiors shop and two children to keep her busy.



The chest of drawers makeover is part of my mission to turn the world from pine to shades of white. Note carefully, people, that this photo is the AFTER of the before and after. Not the before. The AFTER. Just in case you inadvertently say the wrong thing. Here's the link.

24 comments:

  1. Mise, I love it, especailly the pink knobs. There is something about pine, unless it is of a certain age when it doesn;t appear as knotty. Maybe it is the varnish...it adds to the yellowness. A lovely makeover.

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  2. It is quite obviously the after. I expect the before is a fallen tree.

    Thanks for your made-me-laugh-out-loud comments.

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  3. Of course, I didn't think it was a BEFORE, silly!

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  4. I will back you in this movement! Pine - ick. love your dressing room too! so pretty.

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  5. None of us took it for a before,,,we are well educated by you and your ilk.

    Your Ireland is such a sunny, lovely country. Like California with a pretty accent.

    And no Troubles.

    xo Jane

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  6. I like how you've cleverly chosen to read only those books which coordinate with the decor; it's all in the detail...

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  7. Oh, I am so gratified to be described as a dynamo! Now, if only I was an organised one, I would be posting my own makeover but instead there are 4 partially finished half painted small pieces of furniture in the to-be-decorated utility!
    Thanks again for the lovely blog post and it is lovely to see the Greengate, I'd forgotten you'd purchased the Sophia cushion.

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  8. It's a worthy mission Mise! Looks wonderful and who is that mystery person in the picture frame???

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  9. Great job Mise. Im with you on that mission of painting the pine! I'll head on over to see your guest post. Sinead

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  10. The after is just beautiful. Years ago when my children were young, I bought dressers from second hand shops and painted them in coordinating colours of the childrens bedrooms. Loved the painted look then, still love it now.

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  11. I applaud you ,
    very loudly and very energetically,
    this is an improvement beyond the beyonds...
    you too
    are a dynamo and
    I'm 100% with you on the ABP
    (anything but pine)
    I must write you a poem about that .

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  12. Amazing how a little paint can make a complete transformation. I wonder if that would work on people. I also like the print above the chest.

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  13. You've trained me well. I knew it was the 'after' shot. The pretty knobs also show the Mise's Touch.

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  14. Dear Mise,
    Your chest looks great ( as the actress said to the bishop !!)
    We lived through the 'orange pine age' and have been painting much of our furniture. It really does give such a fresh look and up-dates it no end.
    Sorry that I have been AWOL.....have had a few days, living it up in London !! XXXX

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  15. Merci d'avoir un blog interessant

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  16. Thank you everyone, and Anonymous, merci; you are kind. I will paint the few small remaining pine items before you visit. The facade is everything.

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  17. I love your mission - very commendable.
    Millie x

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  18. Oh wow, so what re you going to do to it? HA

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  19. Oh the much maligned pine. But you've done a fabulous job mise.

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  20. loving this too - fab taste !! best le xox

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  21. I love the transformation. Of course. I've never met a white paint I didn't like. It looks lovely.

    xoox,
    -maria

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  22. may your mission be succesful lol....love this makeover x

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