Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover - The Detailed Dresser

Please forgive the poor "before" picture. It was taken at the very last second. Paint brush in one hand and camera in the other. I purchased this dresser a few months back and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I had painters block. So this piece has been in storage since September. Silly me. 

I have been working a lot with Old Ochre lately and decided that Old Ochre would be a pretty color on this dresser. However, I needed to make it stand out a bit so I went down to my paint shelf to see what my options were. I looked and looked hoping to get inspired and finally came across Louis Blue. Perfect!

I wanted to do something worn but not necessarily antiqued. I opted for the layered color look, farmhouse inspired. Here is how it turned out:
 I love how it looks beautiful but still a bit rough and unfinished. I sealed it with clear wax for a protective finish.
 I stayed with the original hardware because they just don't make them like they used to.
Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  1. wow did that turn out great...good for you!!
    I am your newest linky follower from the new hop...pls follow back if you can.

  2. Your dresser turned out really pretty, love the colors.
    I'm a new Linky follower from the hop, would love for you to come visit and follow if you like. :)

  3. I love it!! Are you keeping it or selling it?

  4. How lovely! Glad you kept the hardware too. Feel free to link up to my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open!
    Megs :)

  5. LOVE this dresser! i love the hints of blue and adore the shape!

  6. I totally LOVE this dresser!!! Thanks for letting me know I was featured!!! Sweet of you to stop by...I'm your newest Linky Follower!
    XO, Aimee

  7. So glad I found your lovely blog. I'm following you with the new Linky tool, straight from the Linky blog hop. I look forward to getting to know you better, Lori

  8. I love this dresser! Those colors look great together!! I am your newest follower! Sarah

  9. What a beautiful piece! Please stop over and link it up to my first linky party! Would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. That dresser looks beautiful! I love the color!

  11. Laura, another great piece! Beautiful job and LOVE your color selection.

    Thanks for linking up to my weekly Chalk Paint Party

  12. Wonderful job and I'm so glad you kept the original hardware - it makes such a difference on an old piece. I'm your newest follower on Linky