Friday, July 8, 2011

Blue Dresser Extraordinaire

I have been teasing you guys for ages. So instead of going to bed early I am staying up just long enough to show you my amazing transformation.  To me it really is a transformation.

I have had this dresser for years.  It went with me on every move, and lived in my house during construction. Many times people have tried to get me to give it up, but I have held on to it.  Now everyone can see what I have always seen with this dresser.  That is: just how beautiful it really is.  To jog your memory on this baby go here, but for the rest of you below is the before.
Before

After

Many people gave me their suggestions on what color to paint it, or to paint it at all.  It was funny because all my Facebook friends said not to paint it, but my blog friends said to paint it.  I listened to you guys and went ahead and painted it.  The color was an "oops" paint that I lightened.  I really like how it turned out.  




Jeff helped me not go overboard on the gold accents.  I used "Rub-n-Buff" in yellow gold (I think it is called that anyway).  It is very cool stuff.  I highly recommend it.  

I also patched up and filled in a bunch of the veneer that was flaking.  All in all this was a true labor of love, but boy was it worth it.  

I love this dresser beside the bright yellow walls.  I also like how it looks against the wood and other accents in the room.  When I have more time I will do some shots of the whole dining room so you can see how it all goes together.  Overall the room is really getting nice.


To keep it real here is a shot with the cat fountain we got for our lovely kitty.  Not quite as special (my eye keeps going back to the fountain) but still very nice.  

Do any of you have pieces of furniture that you just hang onto in thick and thin?  I would love to know about it.  


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7 comments:

  1. I am really impressed. It looks greatand so elegant. Great job Chandeen.

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  2. love! it's perfect, love the colors!

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  3. Hello gorgeous dresser, meet my dream house! That is beautiful!

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  4. I love it! Wow... it really turned out great!

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  5. I love how this turned out. I just found you through Coastal charm and your pic was the first one I checked out. Well done. I do alot of furniture painting for my vintage store. And yes some pieces have such a gorgeous finish they shouldn't be touched. But a piece like this has details that are only enhance by paint. Just beautiful!
    Lisa & Alfie

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