Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Union Jack Dresser

I finished up my Union Jack dresser today!!
It went much smoother & faster than I anticipated.

After I finished, I kept catching myself going back to it over & over just to look at it. Haha!
So, here's ol Jack:

 He's not perfect but, then again, who is? Right?

Here are a few of my progress pictures:

I'm thinking of writing a step by step tutorial.
Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for the inspiration!
& as always, thanks for reading!!


  1. i think this was the perfect dresser for that treatment- it looks awesome!

  2. You did a great job! I love Union Jack dressers! I do the same thing with ours: I go back for a second and a third look!

  3. Oh, please write a tutorial! I kept looking at the taping and going huh? she taped what first? I;m kinds slow sometime :) I've always wanted to try this but have felt hat it was way out of my skill set. On a 1-10, how difficult was it?

    I love it by the way!!!

    Over from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy.

    1. I would say it was about 4 on the difficulty scale. After I figured out the best way to tape off it went really well. It was much easier than I thought it would be- but I didn't do a whole lot of measuring- I eyeballed everything. If you want to shoot me an email at Simplysalvagedrestoration@gmail.com I'd be happy to give you a step by step (I took pics!!). Thanks!!

  4. Wow. Great job! The Jack is next to do on my bucket list! Question,,,,When you sanded (did u use chalk paint??) the red next to the white areas, did the white turn pink??? just curious how you did that part. Thanks! Beth

    1. I didn't use chalk paint- just regular ol latex. I didn't have any problems when I sanded over the white and red- I distressed the edges first and wore my paper out a little- then, went back and distressed over the paint. I think it dried about 3 hours before I started distressing though.
      Good luck with yours!

  5. gotta love some paint and painter's tape! You did a fabulous job on this Union Jack chest of drawers.
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can.

  6. Nice job. You definitely gave it the wow factor.

  7. This looks beautiful! I'd love to see a tutorial. And also to know specific colors of paint. Great job!

    1. I'm working on getting a tutorial together so check back!
      Thank you so much!

  8. That is very nice - you did a great job!
    Thanks for coming by to link up!
    Please come back this week for more!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Okay, had to come take a peek since I missed it! Yours is amazing!!!!! This gives me hope that I CAN actually do this on an armoire!! ~Lori

    1. You can do it! I'm already excited to see it!
      Thanks so much!

  10. I love it! You did an awesome job, can't wait to meet you at Haven :)

    1. Thank you Debbie! I can't wait either, it's going to be a great time!

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