May 07, 2013

Marble Dresser in Babbling Brook

What do you do when you have a piece of furniture that belonged to your grandma but it's just a little too out dated for your style? You paint it of course! Not everyone is a fan of painted furniture, especially antiques, but that's what this blog is all about. 

Genevieve contacted me about painting a few pieces that have been in her family for decades. She and her husband bought a new house and with a new house comes a new look. 
The dresser was her grandmother's and it had a beautiful marble top and some very interesting pulls. 

 I had to share my succulents. I don't have a green thumb but these are very hard to kill and the best kind of plant for me. 

Not only does Genevieve's dresser look a little more modern but she gets to keep something that is special to her and not spend a fortune on a new piece of furniture. 

The paint color is Babbling Brook by Olympic and the iron pulls are from Hobby Lobby. I very lightly distressed the edges and sealed with wax. 

What are  your thoughts on painting old family furniture?

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