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:


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.


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


have a nice weekend!


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

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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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!!!

  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?


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