Monday, March 14, 2011

Turquoise Blue Vintage Dresser

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the extra hour of daylight. I spent a good part of the weekend hanging in my garage with my ipod stuck in my ear, completely immersed in fixing and painting this CL find. There is no place else that I'd rather be, well maybe on a beach in the Caribbean w/ a salted rim margarita in hand. Who am I kidding? But I do love painting something that's seen better days and making it happy and new again. It just makes me happy :)
Major veneer issues that were fixed with Quik Wood...love this stuff!

It seems I didn't take any pics while painting...guess I got caught up in the moment. Another problem I encountered was the mirror was missing from the dresser leaving behind holes on the surface where the mirror should be attached.



This is what I did to take care of the problem...

I bought a piece of moulding at HD that was wide enough to cover the holes and then had the HD guy cut it to size.
I sprayed it Krylons Dark Walnut and cleaned up the original pulls w/ the same. When it was dry, I painted it to match the dresser and distressed it to show some of the walnut spray paint.

Here it is all finished w/ a stunning backdrop of my dirty garage.



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22 comments:

Chrissie said...

Your dresser looks amazing! I need to get some of that kwik wood!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE IT AND I LOVE THE COLOR IM PARTIAL TO TURQUOISE.
LAUREN

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sue!

This is a beautiful makeover! Love the color! I've seen Kwik wood used and it looks like it performs miracles. I'll have to try it. My Lowe's doesn't carry it.

Looks beautiful!

Have a super week!
xo,
Shell

Lacey said...

Oh wow!.. What a beauty!.. you have a great eye!..

Polly said...

Love it. Don't you love rescuing an old piece of furniture?!
I just redid a dresser myself! Feel free to check it out.
-Polly
http://learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

Melissa and Scott said...

What an adorable dresser! Gotta love craigslist...great color too.

Andrea said...

That looks amazing. I love the color!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Love that color..I'm working on one just like it! The paper inside looks great, too!

Home for 6 said...

It looks beautiful. Good thinking on the back piece- especially staining it first then painting and distressing..
thanks for stopping by my blog- new follower here.
tammy

Piorra Maison said...

You did a wonder ful job. It looks great. I have something similiar to finish and the vineer is all messed up too. thanks for the tip. I am a new follower and I hope you can pop on by my blog.
A la prochaine
Caroline

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! what a fun color- you did a great job!!! that piece would be perfect as a baby changing table!

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

You did a fabulous job! It looks great! Sorry about the link problem with my button. That's the second week that has happened. I think I fixed it:) thanks for linking it up!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i would love it if you shared this at my party, it goes from tues-thurs. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Cristie said...

What a great color! love it. Thanks for the tip on the Quik Wood, I wondered how to fix veneer. The dresser looks wonderful.

oops! said...

Very Very Very nice! It is amazing how you can fix things, and then paint it to look so good! love the color!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sue! That is just a wonderful makeover, great job! I'm happy I found your blog! I'll back!

Nancy

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Just lovely! And the drawer liner? How fabulous!

I've never heard of QuikWood. I'll definitely check it out - thanks!

And if you had a 'clean' garage, I'd begin to wonder about you ;) ha!

The Loops said...

this looks great. I'm a new follower!

Trisha said...

What a great color choice!!! I'm a new follower & can't wait to see more :)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Great transformation!!!
Love the color, & thanks for the tip on kwik wood...going to go look for some.

Pamela said...

This is beautiful! What color did you use?

Natalie said...

Love that color and you did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and hopefully you can get a chance to visit again soon!