Sunday, January 26, 2014

The {Georgia} Dresser

Sigh...isn't she lovely?
My friend Georgia and I were talking during a crafting morning and I mentioned that I was searching for a smallish dresser for my entry. I just needed something with a little more storage than the sofa table I had in there currently. Well, she had picked this little dresser up about 2 years ago to refinish and it was still sitting in her garage and since she had no home for it, she sold it to me. I may have squealed with delight when she sent me the was EXACTLY what I had in mind.
Don't you love when things like that happen?
Of course you do;)
Anyway, that's why its the Georgia Dresser.

Here she is when I first got her home. Primed and with the hardware removed already.
Thanks Georgia!

I wiped her down and sanded a few spots and then got right to painting.

I knew I wanted a coral color and was so happy to find this at Lowes.
It's Coral Coast (aka: My happy place)

After painting a couple coats, I sanded around the edges and then applied Ralph Lauren Glaze in Tobacco in small sections and then wiped it off with paper towels. I glazed until I felt I had achieved
the perfect amount of "dirty".
To protect the new finish, I applied a layer of Wipe on Poly and let it dry overnight.

 Here's the hardware which Georgia had already spray painted (thank you) , but I like all my hardware to be the same.

Yep! Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I love putting everything back together and then stepping back to see how it turned out.

I am STUPID giddy over how perfect she is.

Seriously...I giggle every time I walk past her:)
Have you done a project that just turns out so dang well that you can't even believe it?

Let me know if you have any questions! 
Oh, and here's a picture of my "paint face".
You're welcome.

And here's one after I moved her into her new home:)

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Jenna said...

Looks great Amy! not that I'm surprised! :)

Kristie said...

Love it, Amy!

Jo @ Coventry Lane Design said...

Gorgeous colour and I love the finish you've used. I wish I had a friend Georgia! ha ha ha

Unknown said...

FINALLY! I just got around to leaving this comment. I love how you upcycled this dresser and the handles are an amazing touch. I was skeptical the first time I saw this color, but hey, to each her own.

After I came back to this post the color grew on me and now I smile every time I see this post. You have done a wonderful job. Congratulations to you.

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