Monday, May 14, 2012

Color Blocked Dresser



I hope everyone had a fabulous Mothers Day Weekend!  We sure did.  It was eighty degrees and beautiful here!  My husband BBQ'd salmon for his Mom and we also had fresh Hood Canal Ship, they are so good.  
 

Also this weekend I finished up a waterfall dresser I picked up months ago.  I finally decided on a color.  Because I am planning to sell this piece it was hard to decide.  It finally spoke to me.


I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Old White for the Body and Duck Egg Blue for the top and drawers.


I have already painted two other pieces with Duck Egg Blue it is the prettiest color.  Especially after it is waxed.


The before was a lovely avocado green. 





I painted the top and drawers Old White first so that some would show through when distressed.  I really wanted that scratchy distressed look so I used 100 grit sandpaper.  I finished it off with wax.  


I was going to replace the original hardware because it was antique brass but decided to see what they would look like spray painted with oil rubbed bronze and I think it did the trick.  I really like the handles now. 


& I love the little wheels. 


So what do you think?  Are you feeling the color blocked paint look?  Have a great week!






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24 comments:

  1. I love the colors you chose for the dresser. It's lovely!
    -Kate

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  2. Beautiful, Mimi! I love the duck egg blue color too! Can't wait to get into some projects soon! We put on house on the market last Thursday, that's why I've been MIA! Love all your recent projects! Hugs! :)

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  3. I love two tone!! Nice combination you chose. I love those little castors, why on earth did furniture makers stop installing them??? They're so handy.

    xox

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  4. It looks great! Love the block colors and the sanding. And the wheels are great too.

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  5. Mimi - you did a beautiful job on that dresser - it will sell immediately! J

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  6. That is so beautiful. I love your distressing! The colors are perfect.

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  7. What a transformation! The colors are great.

    Gretchen

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  8. It looks really sweet now. I love furniture on wheels, too, it's so fun!

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  9. Wow. What a beautiful job. Lovely transformation.

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  10. this looks gorgeous- the distressing is perfect! :)

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  11. If only I could get my hands on that paint. I love the way this turned out. And the wheels top it off. Anything with wheels is an instant hit with me. Beautiful work. You saw the gem in that wreck and you've got it shining now!

    Liz

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  12. I really like the way this turned out. Waterfall style is not my favorite, but the two-tone really changes the look.

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  13. Great redo, love the colors and the dark hardware, your new follower- Tanya :)

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  14. FBing this tomorrow! I love this piece!

    --Katie

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  15. Lovely rehab! Such an improvement! Great job.

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  16. Fabulous-ness! Love it! --The Shabby Chicas

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  17. I'm really beginning to LOVE color 'blocked' furniture....especially when the colors are right....and these colors are right. Nicely done!

    Found you over at Gail's MRL.

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  18. oh so pretty chest of drawers Mimi! (that's what we call tall ones 'round these parts) :)

    love that color!
    gail

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  19. I just discovered your charming blog . . . and I'm excited and pleased that I did. This dresser is a delight, you did an awesome job picking the perfect colors. It is incredibly lovely. I am your newest follower, and I would love to take a minute and send you a warm and humble invitation to visit and hopefully to follow my blog, too. I thing we have a lot in common. Looking very forward to hearing from you, Connie :)

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  20. Beautiful transformation, Mimi! Love the colors!

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  21. Your blue and white painted dresser caught my eye today. I love blue it it my favourite colour. I have been searching for a dresser to use as storage in my main floor bath. Something like this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing. I also looked a quite a number of your posts and I especially loved the one about making your own mantel. This is something that I have wanted for a long time. If you purchase an old one around here it costs a fortune. I have bookmarked your instructions. Your creations are wonderful and I have become a follower. Have a great day and thanks for the inspiration!

    Kim
    Letters from the Shore

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  22. Love the transformation and your color choice! Found you at Funk Junk Interiors and I'm now your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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