Monday, February 11, 2013

Robin Egg Dresser

Recently my hubby and his business partner bought a building for their countertop business (they had previously been renting a building). It's been exciting news as far as the family business is concerned ( I really am happy about it!), BUT there is no room for me at the new building.

Until I figure out what I'm going to do I have the issue of reducing getting rid of my inventory at our current building.   So, I have been pulling out pieces that have been sitting in my shop for a LONG time, simply because I haven't known what to do with them.  

This dresser is a perfect example.  I originally bought it because I liked the shape of it and the price was right.  But, I didn't realize just how big and bulky it looked until I got it home.  So, there it sat for months because I just wasn't feeling inspired.  

Then along comes this wonderful lady and says she would like to have me refinish it for her.  I said, "Sure.  Where's it going?"  She said it was going in her bedroom, which is gray and white with accents of robin egg blue.   Perfect!!  I seriously was so excited!!  I've been wanting to do something this color for a while now, but just didn't have the right piece.  I just love how things come together sometimes. :)



Before

Very dark and outdated!



After

I know I say this about everything :), but I am LoViNg this color!!













 It had a pretty piece of pine for the top, so I sanded all the old varnish off (it was really rough!) and then restained it in Dark Walnut from Minwax.




 The color is Reflecting Pool from SW and then I stained over it with Provincial (Minwax).  *When you use a stain over blues it leaves a little bit greener. 






My favorite cup pulls (sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze).  I also sprayed the flower knobs with the same (they were originally black).

















 I love how the distressing turned out on this one.

This pic makes my heart beat just a little faster. ;)

This fun dresser was featured by Ann @ Stylish Once Again
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Sarah @ Alderberry Hill
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Kaysi @Keeping It Simple
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Linda @ Coastal Charm
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Claire @ The Rustic Pig
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Ginger @Ginger Snap Crafts
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Theresa @ Dear Creatives
and by
Peggy @ PJH Designs

Thank you so much ladies!

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65 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS - the color - the distressing - perfect!
    XOX

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  2. Stopping by from The Homemaker On A Dime party. I love this colour and you did such a great job distressing it!

    I'm now following you
    Julie
    http://renew-create-restore.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much Julie and thanks for following! :) Am going to check out your blog now!

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  3. Oh my! What a gorgeous transformation! I am speechless.... !

    You should be proud of yourself!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  4. Just found your blog from Keeping It Simple and all I keep saying is "wow". Your work is amazing!

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    1. That's very sweet of you, Coleen, and you just made my day! Thank you so much. :)

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  5. Beautiful. Love the color (especially with the dark hardware!)

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  6. Gorgeous.. you did a wonderful job w/ this piece.. lucky person who got it.

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  7. It is beautiful! I also want you to know that I always notice how well you paint your pieces. I love SW paint. Do you add Floetrol to the paint? It's awesome!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful work! I'm your newest follower stopping by from Coastal Charm!
    Danielle

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  9. beautiful color, the dresser turned out gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous! Boy, how I love this piece! It was so ugly before and now it's stunning! I am sure that the client was absolutely thrilled! Hugs, Leena

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  11. The color is wonderful and it really makes the lines of the chest stand out. I have an old dresser which needs and update and the chest inspires me to get going on it.

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  12. This piece is beautiful with the turquoise color. It's perfect and I lovethe top.
    Ruth

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  13. I know she loved this piece - the color is gorgeous!

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  14. So pretty! Love how you distressed it!

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  15. I am totally blown away when I see the before picture. I never in a million years would have the vision to see something so beautiful come out of it! Well done!
    Now following here!
    Marium
    www.decoratevintage.blogspot.com

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  16. It's so beautiful I love the new hardware.

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  17. Beautiful! Love the color and the dark top.

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  18. I love the color and the finish, simply beautiful, thanks for sharing

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  19. WOW! What a beautiful piece! I'm dying to paint some furniture, but just can't get up the nerve just yet ;)

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  20. wonderful transformation...it looks great!

    Aimee@TheVintageEstate
    www.thevintageestate.com

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  21. I have a weakness for refinishing furniture and I LOVE the color you chose! The hardware is perfect and the decor goes perfectly! So glad I came across your blog! Would love if you shared at the party tonight! xo Bridgett

    http://www.osiemoats.com/2013/02/link-up-party-2.html
    Done

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  22. I love the color and the lines of that piece! Stunning :)

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  23. I love that you kept the top wood! I do that on almost all of my painted pieces. Lovely!

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  24. Wow! isn't it amazing what paint can do? And new hardware? That piece in the before looked liked a lost cause... but you've transformed it beautifully! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  25. Great job! Love the color and the top. :)

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  26. That's just the best blue...gorgeous!

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  27. LOVE it! I am so happy I found your blog...I love it! Working on my own blog...
    www.thevintagebarnhome.com

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  28. I'm blown away!! I would never have thought such a dresser could be transformed like that!! Can I ask... did you prep the dresser at all before painting to ensure the paint took hold? May I ask what kind of paint it was, doesn't look like chalk paint to me. And last question, is it just finished with the stain, then? No varnish or wax? Wonderful job, sorry for all the questions, I'm just blown away! Maryann

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    1. Hello--thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! I did scuff sand the dresser with 220 to make sure all the sheen was off the finish. I actually didn't use a primer on this one and used latex, then stained, then used a semi-gloss poly to finish it. :)

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    2. Excellent info, thanks so much! Your poly - is that the oil-based kind or latex (I use oil-based but it always goes faintly yellow over paint. I don't generally mind that but I'm wondering if you have an alternative). Thanks again! LOVELY! Maryann

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  29. Oh my gosh! That is just beautiful. The color is just amazing!!!

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  30. It's a beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays! Come and see your feature. :)

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  31. I just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind words. I appreciate all of them so much!

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  32. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #62!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I will be sure to be there. ;)

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  33. can you expand on the stain portion, I am wanting to stain white chalk paint on my farm table legs to age it and am at a loss. I have a vanity i can paint with latex and would love to give it a old look over the latex please
    thanks

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    1. I use a lighter stain over white as dark stain makes it look too "dirty" for my taste (this is purely personal preference though). I use Early American by Minwax over whites. If you are worried about the paint taking on too much stain (which is a bigger problem with chalk paint than it is with latex) you can poly over the top of the paint, let dry, then stain over the poly, wipe, and then poly again to seal it. Hope that helps.

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  34. This is absolutely Gorgeous! I love it all--the hardware, the color, and the way it distressed! Perfect! Thank you for sharing it at this week's Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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    1. Thank you Tammy! And thank you for hosting again. Love seeing everyone's creativity. :)

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  35. This piece turned out stunning! I saw it at Alderberry Hill and had to come see more. Happy to be a new follower. Hoping you find some space for your projects soon. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and for being a new follower! I hope so too! ;) Going to check out your blog now! :)

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  36. this is fantastic! I don't think I'd ever have seen the potential in the original piece - well done

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  37. You did an amazing job on this!! I love how it looks and the color is great!

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  38. Lisa,
    Thank you for joining my party...love this DIY makeover that you shared with us. Hop over today anf grab my featured button (it's located under my header) for your blog. Yes...you have been featured at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. Lisa I'll be featuring you later tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Thank you Peggy. I'm so glad I found your blog. :)

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  40. Looks awesome and it's my favorite color!
    Thanks for sharing the great idea on {Share the Love} Linky Party at Throughmycreativemind.blogspot.com

    Come back every Friday and share your latest projects!
    Jen @ Through My Creative Mind Blog

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  41. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/02/10-diy-home-decorating-projects-featured.html

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  42. I love that color! It is rustic elegant! So amazing what a difference paint can make. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com (PS. I'd love to do my kitchen cupboards with this color after seeing this)

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    1. Ooooh--would love to see kitchen cabinets in this color!

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  43. Hey, popping back in to say I am featuring you tomorrow! So come by & grab your featured button & see your feature!

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    1. Thank you Theresa--I appreciate it so much! :)

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  44. Good call on leaving the top of the dresser in it's original condition. The separation of colors really helps the unit pop. It also provides more of a contrast for the decorative items on top as well as the wall coloring.

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  45. I absolutely looooovvvvvveeee it��Thank you for the inspiration.

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