Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Alpine Cutie

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! 
Ours was low key.
  Dinner at home with the kids and just relaxing.  
Of course, LOTS of Chocolate...

Here is the cute little dresser that I gave you a sneak peak of yesterday. 
 I think it's an Alpine Cutie! 
 It reminds me of something you would see in the Swiss Alps.  I think I am going to take it up to the Mountains where we have a home in Colorado. 
 It will be perfect in one of the guest rooms.  
Here is what it looked like before:
I bought it probably 9 years ago at a discount store.  The red doesn't really match my decor anymore, but I hated to part with it.  
It's been down in the guest room all this time...  
Sooooooo, Since I needed the practice with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I bought, I thought that I would experiment with the dresser.  I taped up the sides and the top where I wanted to keep the design.
I found some paint left over from my daughters room, Benjamin Moore Waterfall, and I mixed it with Paris Gray to tone down the color and mute it a bit.
I painted the Old White around the border and went over the flowers with a mixture of the blue and the white.  
I also painted the indent in the legs with Old White.  I waxed the dresser with clear wax and then a mixture of Dark wax and Clear wax.  I distressed it in a few places until the red showed thru and then waxed it again.  
So what do you think of my Alpine Cutie?  Can't you just picture her up in a Swiss Chalet?  

Beaux R'eves!
XO Cindy

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DIYbyDesign said...

I'm in love with the changes you made to your dresser. You gave it a whole new lease on life. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Rooms by Ann said...

This is a beautiful piece,Nice choice in paint colo,I am sure it will look great in your room.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your "Alpine beauty" is just that!
So pretty. What a great job.


MuseBootsi said...

I never would've thought to paint over the flowers! It looks great!

Love the alpine look!

Q @ JAQS said...

Oh so pretty!

Love for you to share it at my linky party here if you haven't already :)

Anonymous said...

What a perfect change. Its so pretty.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Since blue is one of my favorite colors, I LOVE it. Great job. I am a happy new follower from Winter Blues Wednesday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a great job reworking this so that it would work in your home again, Cindy! You were very brave to go over the flowers, too. That part would have had me frozen.

dee dee said...

It will be a perfect piece for your mountain home! I love that you found a place to use a piece that you love! The new paint job is excellent! You will have to take a picture of it in it's new home!

Dee Dee

Deserae said...

Wow, it turned out fabulous!!! I can't wait to see it in the room :o)

Candy said...

Love your Alpine cutie. You changed the look without painting over the hand painted design.

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Judy Biggerstaff said...

Cindy, your Alpine Cuties turned out great. I bet it will look so "cute" in your Colorado home. I am so interested in the Annie Sloan paint and would like to work with it but have nothing at my house to paint. Think I am going to look at my Dad's house next time I go visit. Thanks for sharing your cutie.

Honey at 2805 said...

It is a alpine beauty! Lovely job! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Diann said...

What a wonderful redo of this dresser. you did a fantastic job at repainting the flowers! Well done!Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

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