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Monday, December 3, 2012

a little bit of black magic

 Isn't this just magic!
I love how this piece turned out.

This is what it looked like just before I started painting it.
But in actual fact it didn't look like this when we first got it.
The wood where the leg attaches was broken and it was laying upside down on top of a desk that I was interested in buying,
The guy talked me into it dropping the price to $2.
VCH fixed the legs having to make new housing for both sets.
The drawer knobs were a pain because they were glued into the drawer front, so we had to cut them off and then sand and fill and sand to get a smooth finish on the front.

 As soon as I got her home I knew she would look stunning in black

 with crystal drawer knobs.

 I painted the drawers white, and edged the top in black and then we added some pretty paper to the inside to jazz it up a bit.

For the photo I grabbed a white doily, so I didn't scratch the top, and put on these cute prints from my vintage graphic prints range.

She sold at the markets on Saturday and has gone to her new home.
I have another market on Saturday and that will be it for "redeemed" for the year.
It has been fun doing these one off markets but I think I need to find a regular gig for next year, at least until soccer season starts!

I did very well on Saturday, so this week I will be busy finishing some more pieces ready for Saturday.
I will be back with a sparkly wine glass tutorial later in the week.

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  1. Very striking! It's come up a treat. Loving the glass knobs- was worth all your hard effort! Kate x

  2. I can understand how it sold so quick Deanne, it's gorgeous! I'm so please to hear that Redeemed is going so well for you :)
    Cas x

  3. A great transformation. I love the design of this piece and the black accentuates the shape beautifully x

  4. ooh you are it!
    Bec x

  5. Looks great. So glad to hear that Redeemed is doing well.

  6. Love it - it has a great shape, but sounds like it was a lot of work to bring it back up to par. You did a great job xx

    1. Well not really, VCH did the legs and it was a pretty easy piece to paint!

  7. Nice job Deanne, she's very striking in black! Jo x

  8. Great work Deanne. I admire how you know what you want to do with a piece and the end result is amazing.

  9. Love it! The shape is great, and I love it in black.

  10. that is SUCH a cool piece! i love it! the lines are amazing and i love the sleek black!

  11. Lovely Deanne

    Easy to see that she would be snapped up.

    I am watching your journey at the markets with great interest.

  12. Ok all that work was totally work it. It looks so fantastic. I wish I had it in my entry!

  13. Love it in the black... good choice on colour!

  14. love it dressed in black!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  15. Very cool piece!
    Never saw anything like that cutie before!
    Thanks for sahring at the party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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