Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ginormous Dresser Goes Beachy!

This was a Craigslist find. The price was right, solid mahogany and in great shape w/ the exception of a few expected dings and sticking drawers.
There was an issue with one drawer. It just wasn't sitting right. Lucky me though, the previous owner had intended to fix it because inside the drawer was a long strip of wood which was exactly what was needed to fix it. So, yay me. I pulled out this saw, the only one I own and trimmed it to fit. Then I used wood glue to hold it in place.
Hard to see the difference but the one in the back is missing this strip of wood.
The saw and happy find strip of wood! I mention this for the sake of keeping it real and to understand why cursing is sometimes inevitable :)
I primed it w/ oil based primer painted it a creamy white and taped it off, getting ready for some beachy stripes.
I don't have a pic but I taped and painted the stripes on the drawer fronts while they were in place. When I went to remove them they were stuck :( and without the pulls on, it was impossible to remove them...ugh !If you ever run into this little problem try using an allen wrench. I simply put the bent end in the hole and pulled. Worked like a charm, ok there was a bit of cursing going on...who am I kidding?
 Looking like an ugly, striped shirt. And here is where I start to second guess myself. So I sanded off the rim stripes while cursing a bit more.

I distressed and glazed it w/ a mix of dark gray and BM glaze. 1 part paint to 3 parts glaze. And here it is just waiting to move in to my beach house, if I had a beach house that is. So I am going to Craigslist it and hopefully it will find a home in someone's beach house or maybe a little boys room.
The pulls are really beautiful but seem to get lost in the pic. I sprayed them ORB.
I want a beach house :) Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! Hope you all enjoy the time with your family and friends!

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19 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I want a beach house too! I love what you did, I am not sure I would have the guts to try that....I know, it is only paint!

Carol

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love the shape of this dresser, and the stripes are so fun! wonderfully painted!

Moms Crafty said...

Beautiful redo! found you from My Uncommon... great job on this and so cute and beachy! Katie

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sue,
This looks fabulous! The stripes are perfect! Love the little pulls~great idea to spray them to make them more visible! Wonderful work!!! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Kim

Red River Interiors said...

What a great piece... how creative you are. It's inspiring me... Fay

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I want it for my beach house. Okay, I don't have a beach house but I still want it :) What a fun piece! It turned out great!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xx
~Michelle

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

i really like how it turned out!

Chrissie said...

You did a great job on this piece! I love the stripes, they really make it different and unique.

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Looks like you and I were both working on "striping" last week. I just did a bathroom. I love the color scheme you chose. You are right, I totally see this in a beach house.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Lisa

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love it!

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a great job. Love the beachy look! Convinces me to become a follower.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohhh I Adore your dresser!! I would love to put it in my beach house~when I get mine!! Lol!! Too funny~ I love how this dresser came out- you did a fantastic job! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Lindy said...

I love this dresser. You did a great job. I love the stripes and the color!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

this is beautiful! I'll be featuring it at this week's project diaries. Feel free to grab the I Wrote a Page button :)

Meg and Mum's said...

I love this! I am decorating my daughter's room in a "beach" theme and something like this would be perfect. You've inspired me!
Megs :)

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Sue, that looks like a different dresser! You have really transformed it to beach chic. I love it!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Hey there Sue, I just wanted to say thank you for stopping in and I hope you know you have the "no-reply" bug as well. If you want to fix it here's how http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2010/11/thank-you-give-away.html
or if that's the way you want it, than never mind :)

Between Blue and Yellow said...

by the way this dresser is fantastic!!

Jessica Turnbow said...

STUNNING transformation, wow! Great work :)