Thursday, October 11, 2012

Brimfield Beauty

 This past mother's day I was fortunate enough to have my husband take me to the Brimfield Antique Show. The trip was a success, I found some great things and one of them was a beautiful antique armoire for a steal. The piece was originally very dark, maybe even too dark. I finally tackled the project of painting and distressing it, something I have been putting off because of our big move and other projects popping in and out. Well enough jibber jabbering, here it is!


At first I wasn't sure what to do with the drawer pulls because I couldn't remove them for painting and I really didn't want to keep their original color because it was quite dark. My husband just simply said "Just paint them". Why was I stressing out when he was right, all I had to do was paint them and then distress them a bit. I am such a bad blogger because every time I tackle a project I always realize I didn't take a before shot, I am going to try and get better at this.

I love mirrors, especially beveled ones, and to be quite honest, if this piece didn't have the mirror I probably wouldn't of even fallen in love with it.

Distressed in all the right places....
So romantic and pretty
And to end things I had to take a shot of the euro shams from Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic collection at Target. I think that is the first aisle I go to whenever I visit Target, and then I forget what I was really "supposed" to get.  I hope you all have a great day. Big Hugs!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Melissa...what a fabulous find!!
It looks so beautiful in your room!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Melissa Anderson said...

Thank you Sandi! :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is a wow piece. I love it!

Unknown said...

That is so absolutely out of this world gorgeous!!! I would die to find one like it :)
Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time

Melissa Anderson said...

Thanks so much everyone! Big hugs!!!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you next week!


Unknown said...

Not sure how I stumbled upon your blog... but I am glad I did.
LUV the piece!!! Just beautiful.
New follower :-) Going back to admire the armoire again.
Cheers, Gee