Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello Spring Dresser

Doesn't feel much like Spring here. In fact, it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Are you kidding me? Thought it was some cruel April Fools joke the weather guy decided to play....wishful thinking. Since it's so not Spring like here, I decided to paint this a bring on Spring, sunny, happy color.

It was in nice shape except for a couple of minor veneer issues and a piece of molding torn off. I pulled the intact piece off and naturally saved it for some other future find..
There was also a buckling drawer issue that I didn't notice until I got it home. This was replaced w/ a new piece of plywood.


I didn't prime because I planned to distress it quite a bit and didn't want the white primer to show through. Instead, I sanded it a little more heavily to give the paint something to grab on to. I sanded the original stain off the top and restained w/ Minwax dark walnut. 


Isn't the wood grain on this beautiful?


And here is the happy, sunny, wish it was 70 degrees yellow dresser...




Have a happy and hopefully sunny weekend!

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25 comments:

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous dresser! I love it painted yellow with the dark top. Another beautiful restoration, per usual!

I hope spring reaches you soon!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love dark walnut stain, my favorite! Your dresser turned out beautifully, you did an amazing job!

Cindy said...

Beautiful makeover...turned out so nice!

Terry said...

THIS is THE most BEAUTIFUL chest of drawers I have ever...ever seen! Oh my, I am so not a yellow person but I would pay high dollar for this beautiful piece of furniture! Oh just seeing it made my day. I ADORE it.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh look at that! You could not even see the details in the dresser before, I kept scrolling back to the before, yep they were there! Great job!!

Carol

Maureen said...

It's beautiful! Like Terry, I'm not a big fan of yellow but this is a perfect shade.

Katie said...

This is so pretty!! I love that sweet yellow color!! What a gorgeous dresser!

Chrissie said...

I love this dresser! The yellow is so springy and beautiful!

Inspired by you said...

Such a soft, lovely shade of yellow. It looks great!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, I want it! This is such a pretty dresser! Love the soft shade of yellow you chose. Perfect!
xo,
Michelle

Christie said...

Simply Stunning!

Delightful Order said...

Love this! I'm inviting you to link to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party. http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-5.html
DaNita

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful dresser in a great color! I love it!

Cindy said...

Absolutely amazingly adorable! The color is charming... it's insane how much better it looks!

Cindy

Pamela said...

Beautiful transformation and i love the colour!!

Pamela :)

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

ooo! I love this! Love the yellow, dark top, form, shape, distressing, EVERYTHING!
Great Job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh sue, love it! the color is amazing as well as the details on that pretty dresser. gorgeous!

Denise Marie said...

looks so good! I hope it inspires me to do the same to my entry console.

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Wow, that's a beauty. I love how you kept the top dark. Your hard work paid off. Stop by curlywillowdiy and see if you'd like to link up to our party. I found you from MMS furniture friday. Nice to meet you!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...she is BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE her color...hop over and show her off at my party on Monday.

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Vibrantly Vintage Furniture said...

It is fabulous! Love the style and the color! What kind of sander do you have? I'm needing a new one!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, how I love this dresser! What a fabulous find. Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

Deborah March said...

Oh-oh-OH!! What a SPLENDIFEROUS transformation!!

andrea said...

Wow, I do love butter yellow. So pretty! I'm signing up, come on over! Andrea@ townandprairie.blogspot.com

Marjorie Anne said...

The dresser is gorgeous. What kind of paint do you use and what is the name of that yellow, if you don't mind me asking. I have a dresser project myself and that color would be perfect.

Looking forward to seeing more redos!