Thursday, September 1, 2011

Top this Taupe! . . . Gah, that was cheesy.

So the taupe color, or gray as my hubby calls it since he doesn't know what taupe is, was a personal request from my hubby. It was used on one of the very first pieces I did.
Ah, memory lane.

 Still love this color, especially how great it looks with pops of bright colors! I guess that's what is so great about neutrals.  And yes, the skeleton key works!

This is an antique piece which I stripped and stained a dark walnut color on top and then protected with Howard's Citrus-Shield Paste Wax. Smells yummy going on.

The bottom was painted a TAUPE color and then antiqued with brown glaze. New pulls were added since the originals had been replaced in the 1980's with cheap bronze ones.


Oh, we're not done with TAUPE.  This is a 1974 Huntley Thomasville piece. Very nice construction.  Again. I painted it a taupe color and antiqued it with a brown glaze.  I sprayed the original handles with oil rubbed bronze black--yeah, you caught it. The middle pull is missing--it's sitting at home waiting for one of us--either would do--to remember to bring it to the store!! 

Doesn't it look just snazzy with that turquoise???
(please say this in your mind with a dragon tail's voice)


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  1. Love it!....great job...smiles

  2. they are both gorgeous, but i especially love the first dresser. it is quaint, charming, and warm!

  3. You are a crafty chick! I love it, your newest follower.

  4. I'm a new follower! Found you on Primitive and Proper's furniture party. I love the antique dresser, beautiful color!! Come on over and check out my blog anytime!!

  5. Stopping by from Domestically Speaking's POP party -- your grey (er...taupe) dresser is beautiful, and as a fellow painter, who not only has paint in her hair, but flecks of it everywhere else, I had become a follower. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

  6. love it those double mirrors makes it so charming

  7. What color taupe did you use? I have been looking for something very similar to this. You did a great job! Looks beautiful!!!