Blue Waterfall


July 13, 2015 by Terry

1Today I thought I’d share a waterfall tallboy I had found a bit ago but never did anything with.

I had been stuck in a rut with making over the tonne of chairs I have and it was time to take a break and do something else :0)

Be forewarned though … my husband picked up another chair and a settee for me to fix up while he was away working.  While they are unique and exciting, I think it may be a while before I get to them!

Any how, on to this project!

It appeared that another DIYer tried to paint this piece using some sort of swirly technique.  In my view it was a good effort but in the end it gets a failing grade … mostly because of the colors and the hardware and finish were poorly chosen

… also the sunflower mactac is ewe!

After much sanding to remove 99% of the old paint, I repainted it with chalk paint.  I added antiquing wax to tone down the color and gave it new hardware.

So pretty now!

8I don’t know why, but I found this piece difficult to style and photograph.  It looked great in person but I just couldn’t capture it properly with my camera.

746251The Color changes with the lighting but it really is a pleasant color of blue.  It looks completely different in my booth …

3I also painted a petite nightstand to match.  Waterfall style doesn’t seem to be super popular around this area right now unless it is painted so I hope it will sell.





6 thoughts on “Blue Waterfall

  1. Such a beautiful color. Love the way you displayed it!


  2. Love and adore your talent. The staging with the baseball? perfection!


    • Terry says:

      I love the look of a worn out baseball … all the dents and dings! Just another form of patina I guess and we all know I’m all about the patina ha ha!



  3. Roxie says:

    Terry… I have almost the exact dresser that was my grandmothers. I’ve been playing with the idea of painting it, but my heart isn’t sure. I loved my grandma so much and I’m afraid if I paint it, it would almost be sacrilegious. Thoughts?


    • Terry says:

      Hello Roxie! Sorry for the late reply but I have been away from my computer for the past few days! I think that if the finish on your dresser is beyond repair then I wouldn’t feel bad about painting it. I don’t think that giving this piece a new lease on life by painting it would be sacrilegious at all. As long as you make sure you do the piece justice by giving it a classy new look not a sloppy tacky look. You could also do a combination of both painted and natural wood together and then you have the best of both painted and non-painted. I hope it turns out for you either way and that you share it here if you can, I’d love to see it!


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