Sunday, January 20, 2013

Blue Antique Dresser

This is the companion dresser to this one.  I love the shape of it and how petite it is, but she was a little rough, too.  I sanded her all down, filled the holes for new hardware, and gave her a new color.  



I am absolutely loving this color (it's actually just a tad more green than it looks in the pics)!

 I wanted to tie all the hardware in with the other pieces and the black in her room, so I left it pretty simple.

 Sometimes pieces come in that are pretty beat up.  I used to worry about fixing every little thing, but realized that some of these imperfections are just part of the piece now (for example the crack right underneath the top on the upper left corner).  All of these little things (if they don't hurt the stability or structure of the piece) just add character. :)  

LOVE this keyhole!!  So sweet! :)

color = Great Falls SW
stain = Early American Minwax
hardware = Hobby Lobby
poly = Varathane in semi-gloss

Here's a huge THANK YOU to Sarah @ Alderberry Hill,
Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff,
Claire @ The Rustic Pig,
Karen @ Redoux

for featuring this cute little dresser!

Linked up here:
The Dedicated House--Anything Blue Friday
Young Heart Old Soul

The Shabby NestIn The Old RoadTheRusticPig
A Diamond in the Stuff  



  1. Stunning Lisa!
    Thanks for the list of what you used - very helpful!
    Stacey :o)

  2. Lisa, this is gorgeous. I love the distressing and the color is beautiful. Oh, and that key hole! I wish there was a hobby lobby closer to me. They have such great hardware. Thanks so much for sharing on Silver Pennies Sundays!

    1. Thank you for hosting and for the kinds words Danielle! :)

  3. Great antiquing! Lovely color choice too.

  4. I have a similar dresser that I need to redo. I won't tell you how long it's been kicking around, though! The colour you chose for yours is great, very fun looking!

  5. Gorgeous job!!! I love the color!
    I'd like to invite you to check out my thrifted link up!


  6. This little dresser is absolutely ADORABLE!! Love the color, the knobs, everything about it!
    Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  7. I really like the color and style of this little dresser! It came out so pretty! (Visiting from Wendy's blog, Young Heart) xx

  8. Thank you to all of you for your kind words! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Just trying to stay warm here in WI!! :)

  9. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Linky Party.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @

  10. Love the blue! Great job:)


  11. Just stopping by to say -thank you- for joining in my first link up! And I'm still drooling over that little dresser! :)


  12. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #59!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! You are so sweet. :) Can't wait to see the other features!

  13. You know, I've been thinking of painting my chest of drawers blue, and after seeing this, I think I will go for it. We are your newest members, and would love for you to join us. Please visit when you can.
    The French Hen's Nest

    1. Thank you so much Jeannie and Linda! I will be sure to stop by! :)

  14. So darling!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  15. Pretty!

  16. the color!! Your newest follower, would love if you followed back:)

  17. Another pretty blue piece. Love it.


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