Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Playful Dresser Redo

Earlier this Summer I came across this sweet dresser on Craig's List and knew right away that Denise and I could do something special with it.


It has dovetail drawers and is in otherwise mint condition.  The only flaw was some etching on the surface of the top, perhaps done by a precocious budding artist.

We got a little creative this time and here is the result.


After several failed attempts to sand down the etching, we got creative and added some funky fabric to cover it up.  For this we followed Uniquely Chic's step by step tutorial , which you can find here.


Cute huh?


We used A.S.C.P. in Provence, followed by some distressing and two coats of clear wax.  I usually use a stain before waxing to age a piece, but this time I decided to go with a brown wax for that step, which I did last.


At the suggestion of Miss Mustard Seed, I used Fiddes & Sons wax in Rugger Brown, applied with a stencil brush.  MMS has a wonderful video tutorial for applying wax, which you can view here.  Let me just say that I HIGHLY recommend this product!  I purchased it Ebay for the best price I could find and I can't wait to order another can.  After using the Rugger Brown on several pieces, I still have quite a bit left.  This time I will be ordering clear wax.  I normally use Johnson's Paste Wax but after using the brown by F&S I'm convinced this stuff is the only way to go.  Having said that, I've never tried Annie Sloan's wax, but what I love so much about F&S is the absolute gorgeous finish you get after buffing.  It shines to sheer perfection.  A truly professional look.

Here she is again in all her colorful splendor.


The crystal knobs are turquoise and I found them for a steal at Ross!

This beautiful piece will be available for purchase at our show in Clover Market next month.  If you are interested, just let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulicious week!
xoxo,
Kim



20 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is beautiful, Kim. Love the color. Cute chest, too. I would love to find one like that to transform. I use the rugger brown wax, too and have used the clear in Annie Sloan. They are very similar. Soft and easy to apply and buff.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Kim! What a neat surprise on the top! I could just see this in a tween/teen's bedroom. Such a great color, too.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very cute! I love, love, love those knobs! Great idea on the top as well. Yall did a wonderful job!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hey, Kim! I am back from my break, and OMGoodness, YES!!! That is the cutest dresser makeover *ever* :D I love everything about it.

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Karrie said...

Awesome!! Turned out great! And so glad it's for sale! I am sure it will go very quickly!

Michele Smith said...

I LOVE it!!! IT is sooo pretty, that color is awesome too. I love how you aged it.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love this dresser! The color along with the fabric top are gorgeous!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty redo !

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my goodness! It turned out just beautiful! That is the color I'm wanting to add to my living and dining room. Gorgeous!

Amy, I'm glad you liked my wildlife! Hummingbirds are really neat. One just flew up in my face when I was putting out the feeder this morning! lol...he must have been really hungry! Wasn't that frog so funny in the birdhouse? Maybe he thinks that's his home...Haha! I remember that snake in your yard! It was huge...I'm not scared of snakes unless they are poisonous. You have a great day!! Kristen

Blondie's Journal said...

What an amazing transformation and I love, love those knobs!!

XO,
Jane

Kathi said...

It's charming and adorable. I love the color and the cute pattern on top. The crysal knobs are a perfect finish. My two teen daughters would love this. Kathi

sissie said...

I just love the color and the fabric on the top! Thanks for the info on the wax. I have been using the Annie Sloan and I can't quite get the hang of it. It doesn't buff as well as Minwax finishing wax. I think I'll give yours a try.

hugs
sissie

Paula said...

It looks wonderful! I love the fun color and unique knobs. A+!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Like night and day! Beautiful!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is perfect. I am just loving that color. Now since you are an expert here is a question. Can you paint laquer chairs. I have two black laquer chairs and hate them in black and would love to paint them. Any advice?

bj said...

I am lovin your cute chest of drawers. Great color.:)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love it!! I love the style, and the color too. I passed up a piece really similiar to this not long ago, and need kicking for doing so! Great job!!!!

Nancy said...

Kim, You've done it again: gone and created something gorgeous from something that was so-so. I love the color and love the top...it reminds me of one of the pieces you'd find in PB teen...for about 50 times the price! ha

Adorable!

Nancy

Kristens Creations said...

Kim, I would sware that I left you a comment on this beautiful piece! I don't see it here though. Maybe I e-mailed you...Anyway, I love it!! It's beautiful and the top is just perfect too. Thanks for your nice comments on my art! I have thought about doing some paintings and selling on Etsy. Hmmmm....I'll try my hand at the fall trees for my mantle and go from there. Glad you joined my party! Kristen

shellyandrade said...

Kim ~ I love how you addressed the top of this dresser! So clever and totally awesome:) I'm glad you stopped by my blog 'cause now I'm getting a chance to check out all your amazing renovations!!