Friday, November 4, 2011

Meet Winston

I'm not really sure why this piece reminds me of Winston Churchill. 

It's obviously not a traditional British flag, but according to a little bit of internet searching, it is very similar to the flag of England.     

So for now, for no better reason than it makes sense to me,  I'd like to introduce you to Winston.  

I love him. 

I think he'd look smokin' in an entry way, classic in a bedroom or a conversation piece in as a buffet in a dinning room. 

Here he is originally.

 I stripped and sanded the whole piece, stained it in Minwax Cherry and painted the drawers in ASCP Old White and Behr Forbidden Red. The hardware is from...our dressers. Yes, we are currently without hardware. Oh the things I sacrifice for my ugly duckies. :) 

Right now he is in at my booth at the Barn Sale in Gilbert. 

And he's up under the For Sale tab at the top of the page. 

PS. I figured out why he reminds me of Winston Churchill. 

A strong piece, 

but totally awesome. :) 

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  1. I love it! Great job!

  2. Winston is very handsome! Love the mix of paint and stained wood.

  3. Winston looks terrific! I love the mix of stained and painted wood! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow he looks nice! I like the wood & paint look. Cutie little wheels too!

  5. I'm not sure why but I can see why you call him Winston.....maybe because he is very strong looking? the way, nice job :)

  6. Superb Piece of Web site, you’ve got right here. I am so fortunate to run into your web site through yahoo queries. I just bookmarked to read your Post.

  7. You did an excellent job on this dresser, I do like it. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

  8. how did i miss this one?!?!? i love it, julia! it's awesome!!!

  9. how come your pieces are always at the top of my click list when i'm hanging at a blogger party??? love love love your simple interpretation of the trend!

    gobble, gobble!

  10. Nice one Julia!! You gotta do what you gotta do to make a piece perfect...hope you've got some more hardware for your dressers now!!

  11. I love what you have done to this piece! WOW!

  12. You are too cute. Love your wit and that chest of drawers makeover Winston style is so smart. I also work with painted furniture and I love combining pieces like this with modern, transitional or traditional styles. Thanks so much for the link up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  13. This is seriously cool! What a fantastic job you've done with it. Wouldn't have looked twice at it before. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party at :)

  14. love it! I love how you left the base natural and just painted the drawers--this is a fun design--I'm going to have to try it! thanks for sharing this week at Primp.

  15. fabulous job on the dresser, I just love, love, love it!

  16. Oh gosh I love this! I know we all use the words love and adore and awesome way too much but I really do love, adore and think this is just awesome!
    Winston is a stone fox.

  17. Winston is really good looking! You have done another fine job! Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  18. Love it! Love the mix of wood, white and red. Fabulous! Isn't it the truth that we will sacrifice our own things to make a piece of furniture perfect!

  19. What a great makeover! It is definitely a unique piece. Love the hardware change too.

  20. love the dresser and the look you did on it. too cute!

  21. I love the little rings on the top drawers. so cute! it would be so great if you joined my party too!!

  22. Hey, Lady! I love this and tried to copy you. Yours is better, but I still had fun. I am posting it on Friday:)


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