Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover: The Drab Dresser Edition

Since school has started, I have been a bit late to the garage sale game. I can now only go on Saturdays and the pickings are a bit slim by then. So imagine my excitement when I arrive at a large sale and I am able to buy MULTIPLE furniture items.  I was excited about this piece because the drawers worked really well and the body was in great shape. The price was pretty great too.

However, once I got it home, I noticed that it lacked any sort of detail or interesting character. How on earth would I showcase anything on this piece of furniture!?!?!?

*Enter Flea Market Magazine* - This months issue of the magazine had an amazing table done with a dark top and amazing distressed and waxed legs. So off to the shop I went to pick up Annie Sloan's Olive.

I painted a combination of the Old Ochre and Olive. Both colors were very easy to work with. This was nice but not the look I was going for yet. Now on to distressing and some heavy waxing. 
Check it out!

 Now it is waiting patiently at Carter's Cottage for its forever home.

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  1. I'm jealous you can just pop over to the shop to get some paint! :) It is super cute! I love the color peeking out!

  2. wow, i love that! it looks so rustic and cool! i am loving all these warm toned pieces, too- must be the fall in the air!

  3. Great color mix. I love ASCP. You are WAY braver than me in distressing and unique paint use. So far I paint, damp sand a bit and wax (usually clear) but I am experimenting with dark wax over clear.
    - Joy

  4. Thanks! I know Cassie, it is fun to see some colors other than light blue. ;)It is still my favorite but I am needing some new inspiration. This color combo was a welcomed change.

  5. WOW what a transformation! I love the color combination. I've enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Looking forward to following.

    Have a wonderful day,

  6. Very nice. I love the colors and the distressing. super job! I am now a follower so I can keep up with what you've got next.


  7. Oh my Goodness...I love evrything about this makeover!! L.O.V.E it!! Just became a new follower :-)) Julie

  8. Gorgeous! What a lucky find, I'm jealous you found that at a garage sale. If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw max!

  9. Hope it sold quickly- it turned out really cute! Love the olivey color :)

    Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday,
    Smiles, and thanks for sharing :D
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  10. I just discovered your blog and love it! You have such a great collection of pieces. Keep it up! Rachel @

  11. OMG thank you for this item, BEAUTIFUL i got myself olive and old ochre for my trunk and now that i've started painting I've been thinking maybe I didn't have a good idea in the color combination, but seeing your outcome, i'm confident everything will go just great.your dresser looks fantastic.