Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet Miriam, the dresser

Meet Miriam, the dresser.



I guess you can call her a proper kind of gal.  She prefers tea over coffee and PBS over Fox.



She is a member of the regional curling club and surprising, a heck of a thrower.  She attends a weekly book club, but keeps it secret that she prefers Danielle Steele romances over the prescribed historic novels.



She considers herself a bit of a foodie, and never misses a chance to catch the syndicated show, The French Chef, as Julia Child is one of her heroes.  She lives a comfortable lifestyle, but shares it with no one (nor any animal friends), although she has a beautiful garden that would rival any master gardener.


She immensely enjoys her job as the curator the local historic society and plans on working until her feet can no longer hold her up.


As you can see, Miriam came to me already beautiful.  The grain would be such a shame to cover up.  So, I thought by adding the little bit of color to the trim (Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint) would only help to highlight the wood.  Also, a little "peek-a-boo" color doesn't hurt (my own blend of chalk paint). 

Her dimensions are 42" wide, 21" deep, and 37 1/2" high.  You can find her in my space at Robin's Egg, in Milford, NH.

Have a fabulous day!

17 comments:

  1. I'm just finishing up an almost identical one!!!
    Yours turned out gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. Beautiful! I never would have thought of doing what you've done. I love it!

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  3. LOVE THE DRESSER IT TURNED OUT GORGEOUS AND I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

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  4. I just love the decision you made to selectively paint parts of this dresser... It's just beautiful! - Susan

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  5. Miriam is stunning! Great choice to just add a few painted accents to her.

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  6. This is a beautiful piece. I love the shape of this proper lady.
    Ruth

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  7. Beautiful piece and she does look like a proper gal.


    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. She was pretty before but then she was gorgeous after!
    Good work!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  9. Miriam came out absolutely gorgeous! She must be so happy. I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  10. I love Miriam, she's fantastic! What a great makeover. I'm your newest follower now, too!

    Jenna
    http://24cottonwoodlane.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Gorgeous! Just the little bit of bling she needed to make her shine!

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  12. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  13. Wow! This is so gorgeous! I love the little bit of paint on it...it totally makes it exciting. I'd love to see it linked up at my weekly party....Mod Mix Monday.... http://www.modvintagelife.com

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  14. Fantastic. Every girl looks better with highlights ;)

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  15. Beautiful! I think you really perked her up without covering the beautiful grain of the wood, excellent job, I never would have thought of it.

    Faye (MacGIRLver)

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