Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dresser Makeover

Mr. Bliss and I celebrated our 18th anniversary earlier this month.  For our wedding present, his parents got us a bedroom set.  It was one of those big bulky beds with the massive built-in bookcase and mirrored top.



I loved it at the time, but after 15 years is needed a make-over.  So we sold the bed on CL and Mr. Bliss made a new headboard, which you can read about here.


The dresser and nightstands I painted cottage white.


It was okay like that, but I always knew I would end up distressing it.  And after seeing Kim's furniture makeovers I decided to paint the drawer fronts too.


I used a mix of acrylic paints I had on hand to make a slate green shade.


The wall color is a sage green, which I now hate, so I will be changing that soon to a more neutral color, which I think will make this dresser stand out even more.


SOOOO not an acurate picture of the color here.  It looks kelly green in this pic, but it is actually more sage with some blue.  I just wanted to give you a close-up of the distressing.


After painting the drawer fronts and sanding, I added a clear glaze to the drawer fronts to tone down the color.  I was going to do a brown glaze to the rest, but decided against it, as there is so much white in this room.  So I ended up using the clear glaze on the entire piece.



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Have a wonderful week!






xoxo,
Kim

38 comments:

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it!!!

Screaming Meme said...

Great transformation! I love it!!! Great job, Mr. Bliss!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Anniversary, Kim! Wow, the dresser looked great in white, but it really went up a notch in the looks department with the additional color you added to the drawer fronts. I love it! Mr. Bliss did a great job on your headboard, too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like it a lot - great redo.

Comeca Jones said...

Love that mirror!

Kathy said...

I love this, I have a room that is the same soft green color and I just love what you have done with it and the dresser, beautiful

Tynk said...

I LOVE your new headboard and great job on your dresser! WOW!! Beautiful change :)

Following you back, and looks like I have a few hours of reading here ahead of me!! ;)

Sherri

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you did a terrific job, Kim! I love the color and the distressing!! My bedroom set is 25 year old cherry...it looks like the day we bought it so there is no chance I could lighten it up. Would love to though!

XO,
Jane

Jemsmom said...

Kim! That looks fantastic!!! How in the world do you have time to do this with the new little man?1? Beautiful!!!

Babs said...

Kim, you did a great job on the dresser and I love the beadboard headboard. The white really ties everything together and gives it a fresh and pretty look.
Babs

Shelley said...

Wow, the headboard makes a huge difference. I love it!!

Loribeth said...

It looks great! (And I like the color of your walls. LOL!)

Becca said...

Great job !! It looks beautiful ... don't you love how one project snowballs into another ?!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, that looks great two toned like that. Love the color. Thanks for joining my party.

Pat said...

That dresser is great, but I'd steal that bed in a heartbeat. Lucky you, talented husband!

Pat

Lorraine said...

I love the sage green with the white.... maybe you are just tired of it?
Greetings from New York state,
Lorraine

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The dresser looks fantastic! I love the color you used on the drawer fronts and the distressing looks great!

Stacy said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

The dresser looks so great, Kim! You did a lovely job with it!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I am loving the color on the drawer fronts!
Your room looks like the most peaceful place to escape to!
Wendy

Amber said...

I love it! I LOVE that headboard. We did something similar a couple of years ago, only my husband used an old fireplace mantel from my parent's house. I love it!

Beth in NC said...

Love it! You are so talented!

Queenie said...

Hey Kim!
I love that headboard that you hubby made...so full of cottage charm...love the makeover you did on the dresser too...you are good girl :) I have to say..that I am lovin' your sage green walls too, your whole room is beautiful... but I know how it is...sometimes we girls just get ready for a change...can't wait to see what your room looks like with the newly painted walls :)
Hope you are having a fantastic week sweetie...God bless you and your sweet little bliss family!
Big hugs,
Queenie

CAS said...

This looks so great! The distressing added so much. Love the headboard!
CAS

Ashley said...

Love, Love, Love it!!!! Can you come on over and redo mine? haha. I'll be following....
BTW, do you have anything to add to my 2nd ever blog party? Theme is Rock, Paper, Scissors!
I'm sure you do:)
http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/05/sometimes-thursday-players-rock-paper.html

Jill said...

Beautiful! Good decisions on the distressing and the clear glaze, not that you were asking my opinion - HA! Love the two-tone look - following you to see what else you and Mr. Bliss have up your collective sleeves!

Jill @ JunkyVagabond

Country Dreaming said...

I like the change.

melinda

Emily said...

Beautiful transformation! It looks lovely!!

Thanks for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. Be sure to join us again next week!

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Yes I Have A Coupon! said...

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ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow that turned out great! Following you back. Thanks for stopping over!


-heather

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks fantastic Kim! I love the headboard too!

OrangeHeroMama said...

thanks so much for stopping by!

I love your blog(and home!!) and am glad to follow! :)

Tiff said...

Your bedroom looks so beautiful! I LOVE the headboard and your draws look GORGEOUS!!! I love how you distressed the paint! It must be so nice to have it finished and looking so tranquil and serene! X

Kortney said...

This is just beautiful! I'm jealous! :)

Thanks so much for linking up to Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Hope to see you again next week!

Have a great week!
Kortney
www.kortneyskrazylife.com

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Congratulations on your 18 year of marriage! Your new headboard is simple and sooooooo wonderful! Your whole bedroom looks great, but your bed wall is sheer perfection!

Jo said...

nice job with the distressing- love that look!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Oh wow! What a difference paint makes. It looks fantastic.

Mariaelena said...

Ok...I love it all...I think the headboard is superb!!!!...so glad I found your blog today...going back to check out the rest....come on over and visit me too...
Mariaelena