Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Heavy Dresser Edition

A few weeks ago, my husband brought home this dresser. I was in lovely shape. Dovetailed drawers, full set of hardware, clean and smell free...However, there was one problem. It is the HEAVIEST DRESSER OF ALL TIME. I don't mean to yell but I had to load and unload this thing 3 times. I'll bet the family that bought it agrees with me. :)

I chose to paint this dresser in ASCP Old Violet. It is a dark moody blue/purple.  It is one of my favorites to work with.

I kept the hardware and spray painted it black. I am very pleased with how it turned out.
This dresser had some neat lines that were lost before in the medium colored wood. I love the scallop at the top.

I took this one to the Kane County Flea Market.
 Christie beautiful staged our space and this piece sold quickly. I enjoy it when people love and purchase my items but I love it even more when I know they are going to a good home. This family was going to place this in their new baby's room. They also bought my painted oars to match their motif.

As a bonus, they sent me a picture on my Facebook page.

This is so sweet. It is perfect for a little boy's room.:)

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  1. How sweet of them to send you a photo of the dresser in their wee one's room! Looks great.

  2. Love that you did this piece in Old Violet. You're right, I didn't even see the scallop details in the before picture. Very nice.

  3. Just beautiful! How kind of them to send you a photo. Love the painted oars also.

    Well done my friend...

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  4. I love that you are brave enough to step out with color! I am such a chicken with color! I loved seeing this post and am so thankful that you shared it at Meet Me Monday. It actually inspired me to move to a green that I have been wanting to play with but have been chicken to try. Thank you for sharing! I love that they sent you a picture showing you where it "lives" now. Love, Me

  5. so pretty! i love that shade of blue! and it suits this dresser well.

  6. I haven't worked with Old Violet yet but am anxious to! This dresser turned out beautiful and I love the black hardware. I will be pinning this to my "Paint it Annie" ASCP board! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  7. So pretty and just an amazingly beautiful color! So glad that you shared this with us! Can't wait to see what you will be up to next!

    Take care,


  8. I have a similar dresser, same color! I love it except that the drawers stick a bit.

  9. It's really pretty! Did you use clear wax?