New look with new paint! Little black dresser!

If you linked up at this weeks Meet Me Monday party you were sent an email that I would be revealing a new paint that I have been doing a few pieces with.

If you haven’t linked up yet, it’s not too late! Head over there!

In the mean time let me share a new look…….

Don’t be shocked.


I have never painted in black before.


Want to know something else I have never-ever-ever done before?



Does the black freak you out too much?

I am going to be carrying some pieces in a friends Salon and I believe this look will work well with her clients.

I’m all edgy and funky and cool now.

In my head.

Can you believe the knobs on this dresser?

They are HEE-UGE. Here, compare them to glass knobs from Anthropologie.

The Anthro knob facing in same direction is like 1/6 of the size.

I can’t figure them out. They are solid glass or crystal and I believe they are door knobs.

I priced them. The knobs alone would be worth over $200.00 if they are door knobs.

I am about 99.999999 percent sure they are.

It appears they were cut in half and used as pulls.

They were filthy when I found this dresser and I had no clue how gorgeous until I cleaned the grime off.


I am donating this dresser for an auction to benefit my cousins ministry in the Ukraine.

Want to know something?

I battled donating the knobs.

Isn’t that awful?

I’m hideous.

I wanted to replace the valuable knobs with my Anthro knobs. I have went back and forth and even contemplated donating another piece because I was so in love with the knobs.

Until this verse was laid on my heart.

2 Corinthians 9:7

New International Version (NIV)

7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


I didn’t find that word in scripture. That was Rebecca-ology.

But you know what?

My heart changed.

I was holding onto knobs?


I let it go and you know what…..I’m excited!

I’m also excited about my new paint.

But about the paint…..

I want to do two more pieces this week before I share what paint I’m using.

You have seen it now.

What do you think?

Like the black?

Know what kind of paint?

No priming. No odor. No VOC.

I have used one quart and completed four dressers.

The price is a third of the price of clay and chalk paints.

Sound good? I want to test a few more things out before I brag on it too much.

Let me ask you this.

Would it be hideous, greedy, selfish if I was the highest bidder on this item at the auction and left with my own dresser?

Am I still struggling?

Crap. Double crap.

Should I not say crap?

Help me people!

What do you think of the black dresser and my filthy heart?

~tap tap~


I sorta, kinda, maybe want to know what you have to say.




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18 thoughts on “New look with new paint! Little black dresser!

  • September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    You did a beautiful job. I’m sure whoever (you?) goes home with that beauty… will appreciate it. knobs and all!! It’s a wonderful gesture.

  • September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Wow, it’s a beautiful piece, and yes I do love those knobs! Waiting with great anticipation for you to reveal the paint info!! Hurry 😉

  • September 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to get the info on this new paint. Hey, if you are the highest bidder it’s a win, win!
    Here’s a little tidbit about the “c” word….When my son was in 2nd grade he came home from school saying that one of the kids said “the C word”. I was puzzled about what this awful word must have been so my son said ” mommy, you know…C A R P…..carp??? Carp, hahaha, bless his heart…I’m so glad he couldn’t spell it right. To this day we still say carp instead!

  • September 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I see the chippy orange piece is getting around! And BTW, it looks fantastic on black! Love the black dresser and waiting impatiently for the paint info. Tell me it’s not $30 quart. Of course, 4 pieces with one can ain’t bad! Definitely put Anthropologie knobs on it.

  • September 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t think u have a filthy heart! Love the black dresser!

  • September 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I realized something years ago and have tried to remember it when I have a dilemma like yours. It’s short and sweet. The person buying the piece will never know the difference. They are looking at the overall piece and not the knobs that mean so much to you. They will be so excited to have a new piece, the knobs will no be an issue. I have given up things similar to this situation to find the new owner changes the knobs to something entirely different. Then I really wanted to cry Just something to think about. You be the judge.

  • September 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely love it!

  • September 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    GREAT job on the dresser, keep the knobs, the others will look just as awesome, and the proud owner won’t know what they don’t know. Heck, they may not even like the clear knob look, and won’t you feel awful it they were to end up removing them? Well, you might just find them on sale at the local Goodwill where you could buy them back, but why take that chance! Can’t wait to hear about the paint info, a project like this is awaiting me, and I need the 411! Great blog, from your newest follower!!!!!
    Jules 🙂

  • September 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I think its great that you are giving it to charity, and I agree that its fine to keep the knobs because the new owners won’t know the difference unless you are the new owner. And that would be okay too, because then you would be giving to charity again!

  • September 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I LOVE the black paint and it looks incredible on that dresser that absolutely SHOULD be staying right where it belongs! 😉

  • September 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    If you would be spending the money at the auction “with a willing heart” it wouldn’t matter, imho, as long as the ministry got all the $$ possible for the piece. Just asking shows you have a good heart. Those knobs are gorgeous, as is the black paint. Look forward to finding out about the paint and the knobs and the auction.

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  • September 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    If you bid on it and win, you would be a cheerful giver as you pay for the winning bid. It is beautiful and I’m really interested in the paint.

  • September 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful… now I am curious about the new paint.
    Luv the knobs!!! I can see how they would be hard to part with 🙂
    Cheers, Gee

  • October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Of course you can be the top bidder…HELLO!

    • October 24, 2012 at 7:39 am

      I didn’t! Where were you when I needed you? LOL. It was ok. The bidder was in love with the piece…..the auction was a success. All a good ending. Love, Me


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