No. 7 {the show-off}

June 8, 2010

Well, No. 7 is fin­ished and she is def­i­nitely a one-of-a-kind.…

"7" final

She was taken from a sad beat up lit­tle dresser with 80’s golden knobs…"7" before

.…to this grey beauty with so many lovely details.…

"7" after

"7" after

"7" seal gray dresser after

Seven already has an admirer.…

"7" after with ella bean

{“seven” seal gray dresser avail­able 150.00}- ship­ping avail­able upon request

Please stay tuned as our Etsy shop “508 Restora­tion & Design” will be up soon!!!! Yay!!!




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  • joym

    OH MY GOSH! that looks amaz­ing! great work Sarah! how do you think this stuff up??

  • Ryan (Burleigh) Ellithorpe

    Hey Sarah,

    I don’t even remem­ber how I stum­bled across your blog, but it sur­prised me b/c I imme­di­ately rec­og­nized Nathan and real­ized I knew exactly who you were (I was in school with Josh). I adore your work and I LOVE “seven”. If some­one else hasn’t snatched it up, I’m inter­ested in buy­ing it. Let me know if it’s still avail­able! I’m not local any­more, but my par­ents are and could eas­ily pick it up.


    *Con­grats on the newest addi­tion! What a cutie :).

    • Hey Ryan– of course I remem­ber you!! So glad to hear from you! I have been a lit­tle absent the past 2 weeks since hav­ing Lin­coln. But I am catch­ing up now and yes, “seven” is still avail­able. Email me at and we can chat about get­ting the piece to your par­ents for you! Hope you are doing well.

  • Sue

    This is awe­some. I love every­thing about it. I just used a sim­i­lar sten­cil on a toy box. Love what you did with this!!

  • I love this piece! Absolutely beautiful!

  • WHERE did you get those knobs? Love ‘em!

    • Beth– anthro­pol­ogy a while ago– love them too! Thanks Chrissie.…and Sue– looked at your toy box– it looks great! I think its the same sten­cil too!

  • Antoni­ette Galante

    gor­geous! where did you get this sten­cil? And how did you dis­tress it ??

    • fiveoeight

      Thank you! It was a while back, but I am pretty sure the sten­cil was from a local craft store like Michael’s. The dis­tress­ing on this one was just using sand­pa­per after the paint was dry and before the top coat.

  • Mandy

    All of you fur­ni­ture is beau­ti­ful, and I espe­cially like this one. I want to repli­cate this almost exactly with a chest of draw­ers that looks about the same as this one, except it is fin­ished wood to start (not white). Do I need to sand and/or prime it first? I can see it’s white under­neath where you’ve dis­tressed it–I assume that’s the orig­nial white, but mine won’t have that white under there unless I make it so… What brand, color, and fin­ish is the paint you used? I love the blue/grey color. I have the hard­est time pick­ing the right paint color the first time. (Paint­ing projects I’ve done include a min­i­mum of 3 col­ors!) This is a daunt­ing task as I’ve never done any­thing like this before. I want to get it right for my con­fi­dence in future DIY projects. I really appre­ci­ate you’re input!

  • Delilah

    What paint was used for the gray?

    • fiveoeight

      Hi Delilah,

      The gray is Glid­den: Seal Grey


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