Saturday, March 12, 2011

a pearl of a find

I found this little beauty at my favorite
little thrift store. She was a plain dark wood color, very boring, but had beautiful lines,
with 9 fun apothecary type drawers.
I was trying to be a little creative by trying different dry brush effects on it (first white on brown, then gray on white).
But after several disappointing attempts
I ended up with this classic shabby white finish.
{I added these sweet porcelein knobs.}


After each attempt at finishing this piece in a creative way I would just sit and stare at it and think, I just don't know if I love it. Once I painted it all white and added distressing, I knew I loved it and wasn't sure if I even wanted to sell it. That's how I knew it was done. When I have in mind to sell something but then decide maybe I'll keep it, that's when I know it's complete.
She reminds me of a library card catalog, great for small storage.
I think I'll call her... Pearl (sounds like a cute, old Librarian, right?). I do love this. However, it must go to a new home.
If you are interested in bringing Pearl home email me for more info.


29 comments:

  1. its beautiful! I cannot wait till we move so I have more room for pieces like this :)

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  2. oh this is a darling dresser...i think it is...lol i couldn't part with it.

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  3. It's cute! I like the detail on the front feet. Also the knobs, thought they were painted at first. Dropping by from Met Monday. When you have a few minutes, I hope you'll come see the French chairs I had recovered.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  4. What a darling piece..I love the option of all of the drawers..

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  5. Oh that is gorgeous! I've been keeping an eye out for something this style for a while but haven't had any luck. I think the white looks perfect!

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  6. Oh WOW!.. beautiful find!.. I've been on the lookout for something similar!.. I agree it looks great that fresh crisp white!.. Thanks for sharing!..

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  7. PEARL was lovely to be called boring ^_^ complements the blue jars on top.

    i am now following you:)

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  8. Your gave the Old Librarian a face lift and a new name! Great look.

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  9. LOve it!!! The books turned upside down are soooo cute!!!

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  10. Very pretty! Really love how you used the books and blue jars. Blessings, Vicky

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  11. love this! so cute. i have a party going on later today, i would love it if you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is a beautiful piece of furniture! It would work great in a craft room or anywhere you need to store small things!

    I found you at the Time to Shine Link Party!

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  13. You've created a beautiful piece of furniture! What a find and great transformation!

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  14. this turned out beautiful... love the look and i love the accessories. great staging.

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  15. I am ubber jealous! I love small drawers (don't know why but I always have!) What a score!!!
    Visiting from White Wednesday! Stop by and see me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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  16. She's gorgeous! I love the knobs you used!

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  17. What a great job.. glad I stumbled upon you through Good Life Wed.
    Your blog is Beautiful~
    Smiles~
    Cricket

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  18. Oh how pretty...what a wonderful find! You did a great job!

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  19. Beautiful transformation, I can't believe you found this sweet apothecary at a thrift store!

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  20. love it! love it!!! you selling it?? what the measurements and the price?? :) you could have your own little bidding war over Pearl. :)

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  21. I have been looking for something like this for years and I can NEVER seem to find one. Beautiful find!!!!

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  22. I have never had this kind of luck at a thrift store. What an amazing find!

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  23. It's so darn cute! I get attached to the pieces I finish, too! You are right~that's probably a good sign when you want to keep it! :)

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  24. This looks like such a fun BLOG! I am a New Follower!! I love the new table!!

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  25. I love those type of chest. Wish we had items like that at our thrift store. Once my daughter moves out we will redoing the room for guest and the chest would be a lovely addition.

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  26. I love this piece. It looks fabulous painted.I'm so glad i found your blog.I'm forever at the thrift store.

    Kathy

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