Distressed Style Union Jack Dresser

In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, I'm introducing my version of a Union Jack dresser. I have been wanting to done one for ages, ever since I spotted Miss Mustard Seed's HERE and then the others popping up on Pinterest. This dresser was a thrift store find a few years ago. I painted it black and added new pulls in antiqued brass.

Here is a shot of it in the old house in it's black form....


.....and now it looks like this.

Much better...
I'm loving the Anne Sloan Olive over the black. It distressed perfectly, letting that black come through.I also got a bit of a suprise, the cream that was under the black started showing up also. Bonus for me, and gives the dresser that old been around look.
 The tone matches my decor more than the traditional white, blue and red...as much as I love the looks of those dressers too.

Here it is in my entry, just for fun I added my London subway art canvas I picked up awhile ago at Ross. Though this wall is going to be my gallery wall eventually... It has already gotten a start on that, but that will have to wait for another post.

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  1. OMG this is so coooool! Love it!

  2. Love it! I working on one of my own right now. :)

  3. that looks awesome- i love the colors you chose!

  4. love the dresser and the union jack looks great in the green!

  5. Awesome makeover! I love this piece!


  6. Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with it. :)

  7. I just love this - the color is perfect! ( I love all things " JACK "!!!
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