Thursday, January 24, 2013

Meet Nathanial, the dresser/buffet/console

Meet Nathanial.


Born in the 1970's, he was always a child of nature.  Rather than riding his Big Wheels down the neighborhood sidewalk, you could find him in his backyard collecting leaves and peering at insects through his magnifying glass.  As he aged, he never lost that love of nature.  Years ago people would have called him a tree hugger, but today, he's considered smart and sensible.  He recycles, and even takes the time to separate the cardboard.  Why not save another tree?

 
Nathanial can be whatever you want him to be.  A woodsy dresser to add that serene touch to the bedroom.  A console where your TV couldn't look more striking on top of this guy.  Or a buffet for your dining room where you hide all your fancy linens and silver.  Although he is painted grey, he is no Christian Grey, otherwise I'd be keeping him. {Oh no, I think I've revealed too much.}


I've got a thing for birch trees.  It's an illness, really.  And after seeing this lovely dresser, I had it in my head that I had to paint trees.  This 8-drawer dresser is extremely sturdy with dovetail construction.  I made a few repairs to some drawer rails, added the base trim, and waxed after the paint.  The dimensions:  58" wide, 34" high, 20" deep.

You can find him after this weekend at Robin's Egg in Milford, NH. 

Have a fabulous day,


Debbie 



20 comments:

  1. Very creative and it came out perfect!
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  2. I love seeing creative work that breaks away from the norm. This caught my eye right away. Congrats on your creativity and your execution.

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  3. Oh, wow--LOVE it! I never would have thought to add the base trim, but it's such a big improvement!

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  4. Very cool idea!! And what a great paint job too! I wish I was that talented!!

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  5. It's gorgeous. You did an amazing job painting this dresser.
    Ruth

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  6. beautiful! Came from MMS Party.
    -breida

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  7. Saw you on Better After. I really love this dresser. Perfect colors, and I love how the handles suggest the dark stripe that birches have. Very clever.
    Leslie

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  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up. I have a similar dresser and have some ideas for painting now!

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  9. Nathaniel is one very handsome dresser! Love the birch tree stenciling and the dark grey and that the top is stained wood. Great job!

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  10. Wow, what a transformation! It looks amazing!!! I'm a new follower ;)

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  11. Really love this dresser! Honestly, I would buy it if I had a good spot for it! Congrats on such a unique piece.

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  12. I LOVE this dresser! You really did a wonderful job. It's so unique. Won't you share at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/01/transformed-tuesday-23-features.html Hope you can make it. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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  13. Woah, I can't believe the "before" is actually that buffet!! Nice job and I've got this linked to my sideboards post too today, well done!

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  14. Quite the transfomation! I love the look of that heavy, old wood when you open the drawers. Great job!
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  15. Would you mind sharing the birch tree design? Did you follow a pattern or stencil?

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