Saturday, December 4, 2010

a dresser

after my computer debacle, our internet decided to not work for a couple of days. convenient timing, right? oh well!

here is a dresser makeover that i completed earlier this week. it will be used for a little girl's room, where the mom is doing a girly hydrangea fabric that has a blue background with pink flowers. i think this'll be the perfect addition, and she saved it from the dump heap!

here it was before, in it's green '70's look:
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i did a basecoat of "pale smoke" by benjamin moore, then did verrrry light grey glazework on the drawers and bevels to highlight the feminine curves and lines of the dresser.

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she is going to use the same hardware that was on the piece originally, but most likely have it refinished to an antiqued silver...so feminine and sweet.

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have a nice weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous dresser...and seriously, girl. You have some amazing talent! I LOVED the trees. Way to go!

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    1. I agree, many thanks to the writer. be grateful for taking the time to share this, Great blog post. Very good post even i would say that complete blog is amazing.

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  2. I just found your blog and I`m so blown away!
    LOVE!

    Please visit my blog too;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

    Lovely greetings...

    PS: Guess who`s your new follower;)

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  3. I have this same dresser! I have been debating for a while how to refurbish/paint it, and this gives me some good ideas (and motivation). As always, thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. i LOVE your stuff. i have a question... how do you paint the furniture? simply use a brush? spray it? it all looks so amazing!

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  5. I love these types of dressers with the curvy drawers. Even a simple color and finish can really make a difference. It looks great!

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  6. thank you all!

    ashley - i dont spray, i use a furniture roller and high-quality (thin bristle) brushes. i work really hard to have smooth, even finishes, rather than brush marks! but furniture rollers really help with that!

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  7. Hi My daughter just turned me on to your blog. Love to see the befores and afters. very nice work. I too had wondered if you sprayed or brushed. There is such a thing as a 'furniture roller" I had never heard of it. where would one find that and does it go by the name Furniture Roller? also love the tree, I have no painting talent so really admire it in others!!!
    thanks
    Linda

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  8. Hi Kristen,
    My wife loves your style! She wants to refinish some formica furniture for our new nursery similar to make it look like this dresser. She said that there was a different blog post that was a step-by-step on how to do it. Is that still on your site? Could you post a link to it?

    Thanks
    Scott

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