Gray Heirs

Gray Heirs
I often worry about myself and my love affair with the color gray.  My clothes are gray, my walls are gray, my hair is gray.  Ok, not yet, but it could happen.  But I wouldn’t be opposed to gray hair. Only if it was that shocking silver bright gray though, not like, that old-mop-water gray.  I obviously think about this a lot.  That worries me too.  Let’s change the subject.  But let’s still talk about gray.  It’s my favorite.  Here are some gray-lovin’ makeovers sent straight from Audra to you!  She vastly improved their station in life, from thrift-store fodder to heirloom worthy!
You can see more on her blog Simply Salvaged Restoration.  (Gray chest HERE.)

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  1. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 / 3:32 AM

    Honestly, the first one makes me want to cry. From the pictures, it looks like gorgeous glossy wood slapped over with flat and chalky whitewash paint. Are you sure the befores and afters weren’t switched? Poor dresser.

  2. March 8, 2012 / 3:41 AM

    Yay, someone who shares my love of grey! People always give my such strange looks when I say that it’s my favorite color.. I have to explain to them that I am not super sad and depressing!

  3. March 8, 2012 / 4:25 AM

    The first dresser, I learned from reading her blog, is mainly MDF, which is very hard to paint properly. If you’ve ever tried it, you definitely can attest to how difficult it is to get paint to stick, and produce good results. I would also wager this piece looks better in person, and perhaps a coat of wax would give it more depth. It’s actually a good piece, given what I’ve seen in vintage shops these days!

  4. March 8, 2012 / 6:27 AM

    Dear Anonymous….If your going to leave a nasty comment, at least have the guts to leave your name. I would venture to guess that you have never painted a piece of furniture in your life. Maybe you should post some pictures of your home and furniture, so we can all critique it! I’m guessing you still have wood paneling and old 80’s glossy furniture.
    I think these transformations are wonderful. Well done Audra:)

  5. March 8, 2012 / 6:34 AM

    You know, I wasn’t sure if I was going to sell this piece or if I actually could considering it is MDF so I decided to do what I wanted. I love heavy distressing and sort of sloppy paint. Of course, I don’t normally paint like that as most things I paint are custom for my customers. I took advantage of the fact that I could play with no rhyme or reason and love how it turned out. It’s not everyone’s style and I’m fine with that. It does look better in person 🙂 Thanks so much for the love, Margaret!

  6. March 9, 2012 / 1:50 AM

    I think it looks awesome!!!! Great job, gray is a tricky color to work with and you nailed it!

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