Sunday, November 14, 2010

Refinished Dresser



Here it is BEFORE:

Not a bad piece, but I wanted to use it as a buffet 
and it just wouldn't go with my table as it was.

Here is the color: Caribe by Behr.

 
I painted it and then asked if I should glaze it or not.
The consensus from the comments here and on Facebook was to glaze!
Here is the glaze: Ralph Lauren Glaze in Tobacco.

 After trying it out on one drawer I decided that it was too light so I added some black paint to it. I went to Home Depot and got a paint sampler which was just the right amount of paint and it was less than 3 dollars! Oh yeah!

 To update the hardware I used Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint in Bronze. Normally I am a doofus when it comes to using spray paint, but this was so easy and smooth! It took everything in me not to remove all the doorknobs in the house and paint them. I told that to the husband and he just looked at me as if he was discovering a whole new side of my freak-ness. What can I say? I was excited!

Here is the AFTER:

Isn't she gorgeous? I am so glad that I glazed her! 
Thank you to all the wonderful blog peeps who weighed in on the decision:)
Y'all rock!!!

 Here are more pictures of it:

If you look closely at the dresser you can see which drawer was my first one. It's much lighter(I hadn't added the black paint to the stain yet), and it's all "perfect" but not in a good way. Blah! I am going to have to redo it, but for now I will live with it.

After my first drawer I let go of my perfectionistic freak-ness and just had fun painting on the glaze and then wiping it off. It was so freeing!



I am very pleased with the outcome and am already wanting another piece to redo! This was my first and as such will always hold a very special place in my heart:)


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47 comments:

KrissyO said...

Wow the finished product is amazing!!! Great job!!!!

Tammi said...

wow! seriously Amy, it looks so beautiful!! you did such a great job! I am so impressed, love love love it!!!

SaraZ said...

beautiful! even better than I had envisioned it.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Um...Ah-Mazing!!! Glad you took my advice and used the glaze ;-) I had no clue this was your first furniture redo. I'm feeling inspired to tackle something on my own now!

kathie said...

It is gorgeous!! I love the color & the glazing is perfect on it ~ I hope you love it in your room!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is amazing, Amy! Wow! I LOVE the color... what a bold choice. And the glaze looks incredible. Fantastic job... you must be so proud:)

Randi said...

LOVE IT!

Beth said...

LOVE IT! I'm in the process of redoing my first piece, too! It's an old dry sink handed down from my grandmother. I'm doing it in an antique yellow and I already have the glaze (in tobacco!). Any tips or hints with the glaze? I'm scared!

Rhiannon said...

it looks great!!! if you cant find a place for her I'llgive her a good home!

Jenna said...

Ohmygosh! I love it, it's perfect! Amazing job :)

Lauren @ Crafty in the Concrete Jungle said...

Great color and a job well done!

Beth said...

PS. You have me totally rethinking giving away an antique dresser I have in order to refinish it in this color.

And I'm glad you caught my post today....give it a try, you won't regret it!

April said...

Oh its so pretty! I cant wait to do mine! Thanks for sharing the color!

Jana said...

This is great! I would love to do this! Link it up:
http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-2.html

Shasta said...

That is so pretty! Nothing like a girl with a paint can and brush is there?

Mimi said...

Amy, what a gorgeous color...your buffet came out beautifully.

Ginger said...

Looks good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Pamela Michelle said...

Love it, good call on the color!! New Follower via Sassysites :)

Lisa said...

Fabulous!

Melissa said...

That turned out amazing. Great job. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

momnivore said...

love that color. this is stunning... coming at you from blue cricket.

i have a dresser in my garage that belonged to the King (my DH) when he was a boy.

wish it wasn't like, 30 degrees here...evil Chicago weather!

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Wow, I love the bold color! I can't believe this is your first redo....What an amazing job!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Nice!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I love it! I've seen that color at HD before and it looks amazing on your piece! Love the little flowers on the side! The glazing is perfect!

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Hi I am your newest bloggette follower.
What a beauty, you did a excellent job! The glaze really topped it off. I am just in love with this color right now. I am thinking maybe for my kitchen? mmmm who knows. Time will tell.

I would love for you to come by my blog and have a gander and become my newest follower as well.
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Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful dresser. Love the color. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful job! I love the color of this piece, great transformation!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love the color! It looks so great!

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

gorgeous! What did you use to protect it with? wax or poly??

Melissa Ann Barrett-Desimone said...

Found this on finding fabulous love your after on the dresser, looks great

Macey at Olivia Renn said...

Amazing! Love the color choice, thanks for linking up at Olivia Renn!

Leigh Ann said...

Love it...I'm a new follower!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Great color and finish! Love it!
xx,
~Michelle

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I have that same piece of furniture and I have been wanting to change the color so bad! This makes me want to go for it! It looks awesome!

Cristie said...

So pretty and the color is to die for! great job.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a change! And I love the color.

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

it's beautiful! I love the color. Thanks for linking up!
gail

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Great job! I love the color.

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Jenn said...

I have been trying to see which drawer is lighter, and I just can't do it. This is beautiful! Great job! After I read this, I hopped right on to craigslist to see what they had in my area :) I found you on "Shanty2Chic" party. Thanks for sharing! :)

http://thechandlersblog.blogspot.com/

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That dresser turned out just awesome!! I have to stay away from Craigslist for awhile!!

I am having a giveaway if you would like to enter!! Have a great week!

The McAuley's said...

Beautiful! I was wondering..did you put a sealer coat on? I am wanting to paint a piece of furniture as well, (I never have before) and I just wasn't sure if you needed to since you used real paint and not spray paint. Anyway, thanks!!

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

It's so beautiful! I would never have expected THAT dresser to come out so fantastically!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the color. you did a great job..

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Looks so pretty! I'm working on two end tables in the exact same color and glaze...Mandie's recipe??? :)

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Um, yes please. I want that in my home. Now. :-D The color is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And the glazing is the icing on the cake.

Andrew Aspen said...

I just finished a dresser with paint and a glaze is a clear coat needed as the glaze directions say?

Eleni said...

I love what you did with the dresser! Did you sand it or prep the wood at all before painting?

Thanks!

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