Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Little Blue Dresser


Like the little engine that could.  This little dresser thought she could, knew she could be something special.  I agreed, and Got a little "Miss Mustard Seed" with her. 


Here she is when we got her into the shop.  Very pretty or at least she had potential for sure.

I wanted to try a Grey and White color combination as I have seen so many of you do.




I painted the whole piece the Grey color.  Then put a coat of clear wax over the whole thing.  After that was dry I painted the drawers and the inset sides a white.  I also took a dry brush with white and dry brushed the raised parts of the backboard.  I then distressed the piece with Grey showing through the white areas.  A colored wax then went on over the whole piece.



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 I kept the original hardware, I thought it was pretty and went so well with the backboard design.



I even tried my hand at staging it since I painted this one at home and am taking it back to the shop.


The little blue dresser was very happy again.  Now hopefully she will find a new home very soon.

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7 comments:

  1. wow, I think it came out fantastic! Yes you channeled Miss Mustard Seed alright! I don't know how you can give it up!

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  2. It was great to meet you yesterday...and I have to come to the shop and take a look around. My daughter just told me she's moving into a new apt. when her lease expires, so you know what that means....new decorating projects! Hopefully I'll find some treasures!

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  3. Connie, that looks so good. Love the two colors together and great distressing.

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  4. Good Job! Love the color combination. Just the right amount of distressing and I'm all about detailing. Come visit me sometime.
    Rosemary

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  5. oh.my.goodness. i want this piece. do you ship to kentucky?? :)

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  6. Sorry Julia, the piece has already sold!

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  7. I love the dresser and your blog! New follower :)

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