BRITISH SUBWAY ART - british dresser


This dresser couldn't get more British unless it was still in the UK.
Yes, it originally came from England, and now it has the British Flag pattern painted
on the face, and it even has British subway art topping it off.


The original cherry cordial finish was in pretty good condition
and it's so unique I wanted to work with it.


It still has some bruises in the original finish but it is has a completely new look now.
  

The bright white stripping of the Union jack flag pop incredibly on this deep Burgundy color.


The original top had a large sun stain where a doily sat so the plan was hatched to cover it up.


There is over 40 different British destinations listed in the subway art, even a misspelling.
It's not an obvious one and you can't see it in the photos here so stop looking for it.

The answer to the question of how long did it take you ... many, many hours over several days.

... and GREAT PATIENCE!


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22 comments:

  1. WOW! Worth ever hour you spent on it. You were a discussion with me and husband in the car yesterday. I was describing how you take apart one thing to make another. You impressed him and he hasn't even seen your stuff yet. Well he saw the bin doors one.

    ~Bliss~

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  2. Now THAT is a great piece. I love what you did with it and it has so much character! Love it! xo Diana

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  3. Kristy, you do such a good job with these! You MUST have the patience of a saint!

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  4. Kristy!!! I gasped! You have outdone yourself this time, I am sure you need a break! I WANT this in my home! It is just beautiful and looks like something I would see in an expensive decor magazine. Amazing work as always. Your star is shining bright in your birthday month!

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  5. WOW - this is absolutely gorgeous -
    how did you do your subway graphics? With stencils? Transfers? Stickers ( like Lindauer Design used? )
    I am drooling over this one!!!

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  6. Once again you blew me away! I love that you maintained the original finish & just made the whole piece look better. After that one, you deserve a nice break. Dee

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  7. Simply put, this is gorgeous.

    You continue to inspire.

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  8. fabulous as always- you are so talented!

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  9. Beautiful - unique and cool all in one! I would love if you stopped by my Creative Inspirations party opening up tonight at 10 pm EST to link this great project up! I would loove to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  10. That is just too gorgeous! Fabulous transformation--I could never do this (but I can dream)--beautiful!

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  11. Wow, Kristy, what a beauty! You did an outstanding job!
    CAS

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  14. WOW, I am speechless! Great job!Spectacular dresser

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  15. I am without words, and that is hard to do for me! Absolutely wonderful job on this piece - it's truly stunning! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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  16. Awesome job Kristy! You can tell you spent a lot of time on it and it came out great!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  17. Sophisticated ... and lovely. What a labor of love - looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up - please come back Thursday again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  18. Featured this piece today - hop over to see and grab a bitton while you are there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    p.s. - come party again with us this Thursday!

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  19. O I see this blog is going to my blog on the side bar....I am wowed...I am thinking if I find the right piece,I am going to use the idea but do this....with a Texas twist...I did a old trunk with a union Jack motive...and a little chair with a usa flag..Trunk sold,chair not yet..But this one is amazing beyond amazing....I wish easier to find pieces around my little corner

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