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Monday, March 21, 2011

Say hello Elizabeth, my new addition to the Retro Restyling family. She is a very old Tiger Oak dresser that has great detail in the wood grain. I named her Elizabeth because I have so many in my life that are beautiful and complicated creatures that I love dearly. This Elizabeth needed a lot of TLC to get a side to side shift fixed and there was a lot of veneer that needed to be patched. She was originally bought and restyled for a benefit trivia night for a friend of mine who is struggling with breast cancer. I had a ton of compliments (some girls there were actually almost drooling over her - ha!) but no bids. That's ok though because there were so many other items that brought in some good money for my friend.

All the locks actually work and I have an antique skeleton key I found in another piece of furniture that turns the locks! Of course you have to be ginger with them, but it's so cool they still work.

Look at that beautiful pin and crescent drawer joint! This dresser is almost 100 years old! The blue gray color is awesome and the glaze I used really brought out the grain of the wood. I hope you enjoyed my furniture transformation. If you are interested in purchasing Elizabeth she is available in the Etsy store.

**** Update! Elizabeth didn't hang around long! A mommy-to-be has snatcher her up and will be using her in a nursery for her baby! Pictures of Elizabeth in her new home will come later this summer! :)

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  1. you do really beautiful work. i love the blue/grey. i am actually from st. louis, and if i still lived there i'd hop over and take her home! i wish you were on the east coast!

  2. WOW! That's all I got to say.

  3. Gorgeous -- the color, the knobs, the lined drawers. Just beautiful work.

  4. Thank you ladies for all the kind comments! I appreciate you guys for stopping by and checking her out! :) xoxox

  5. Awesome! I love this color. Great piece!

  6. I love the chest you've done, I really like the color! Your blog is spectacular, I will definitely be back. Well done!

  7. Nice color and staging! She's classy and curvy.

  8. Thank you everyone for coming by to see Elizabeth from Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday! I truly appreciate the positive comments! xo

  9. i am also stopping by from fff....
    this dresser is awesome! i love love love the pretty and moody color! it's just gorgeous!

  10. Sandi @ Making It Homey said...She is a beauty, and of course you did a beautiful job. I would love to know what color of paint you used and the glaze color as well. It's so well done, I'd love her in my home.

  11. Hi Sandi! The color I used was Behr Paint & Primer Satin Myth 740F-5, sanded the details out then used Ralph Lauren's Tobacco Glaze over it to bring out the details and darken it up a bit. But the color on it's own is amazing! Here's a couple links!

    Thank you Cassie and Sandi for the compliments! She didn't stick around long, that's for sure, and I'm so glad she's in a new home. :)


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