Sunday, January 29, 2012

Master Bedroom Dresser

A few months ago, I was on a search for a French dresser for our master bedroom when I came across this one on Craig’s List. 

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I knew it wouldn’t be staying white but wasn’t sure what color I wanted to go with.  It took me about three months to decide!  After looking around the other things we have in our master bedroom, I decided to take these two items with me when I went looking at Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {ASCP} colors.  Plus, I took into consideration the quilt you see, which is on our bed.

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As well as these drapes that I had gotten from Pottery Barn shortly after we moved in.

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I also had my friend, Sue, with me, who provided a second set of eyes to determine which color went better!  Duck Egg was the hands down winner. 

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As soon as I started putting the color on I felt happy with my choice!  Did you ever start painting a color and right away knew that you went with the right one?  Warning: Picture overload ahead!

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Once I got the first coat on, I was really pleased!  It anchored this side of the bedroom more by having this darker color on the dresser and I could see it was going to work in really well with everything else I’ve been pulling together in here.

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The mirror will be removed {as soon as I can get hubby for about 10 minutes} and I will be using a mirror I had in our old house.  It will also need to be painted, but I think it will work better on this wall and with this dresser.

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I wasn’t sure what else I was going to do to it once I got the two coats on.  I decided to add in some Old White, which I already had, and just put it in a couple of the detailed areas. 

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I don’t often mix two colors on one piece of furniture, so I decided to play it low key.

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I applied some clear wax once the paint was dry.   I waited 24 hours and then put a little dark wax on.

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I used some Antique Gold Rub n Buff on the hardware.   Here they are “before” in silver, which was nice, but I have no silver going on in this room.

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I applied the rub n buff with a little brush. 

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Once I was satisfied with the look of the dark wax, I reattached the hardware to the drawers.

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I am loving it!

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I waited another 24 hours after I applied the dark wax and gave it a nice buffing before I put my lamp and accessories back on the top of the dresser, but I’m not going to show you that part yet.  I’d like to have the mirror finished first to give a more complete picture of this side of the room.

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This dresser is one project I can cross off my 2012 project list! 

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Your Cozy Home at Cozy Home Scenes

Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Winter Blues Wednesday at DIY by Design

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Kathy

74 comments:

sissie said...

I'm loving everything about this dresser Kathy. I cannot believe the transformation and the color is wonderful. The way you highlighted it with the waxes and changed the color of the hardware just makes it even lovelier.
Great job.

hugs
Sissie

Blondie's Journal said...

Kathy, this is fantastic! The waxing part is where I always get a little timid but you did well with the clear and dark waxes! Love the duck egg blue, too!

XO,
Jane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love it Kathy and the paint choice is just awesome my dear friend..Looking beautiful..Hope you have a GREAT Monday..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Kathy!! That turned out wonderful. I love the color you chose and the dark wax makes it perfect.

NanaDiana said...

MY GOSH! What a gorgeous piece. You did a wonderul job! I love the color and I really like how the wax brought out the detailing. I think the gold hardware is perfect for this piece- richer looking than the silver. LOVE IT! xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is stunning. I love the ccolor and it really turned out stunning. I love the small amount of the dark wax. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

rachel@Acts of Life said...

This turned out really nice. Such a pretty color. I am painting the same style of dresser now in Antique White. Almost done and I will be glad to cross that off my list!

Pamela said...

Kathy it looks divine! I love that you made the handles gold! Very chic!

Cozy Little House said...

Love the color! It's gorgeous! Just wish I could find one. I've been looking for months.
Brenda

Ruby Jean said...

Oh it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE all the added details....SO SO SO PRETTY!!!!

Liz Chaisson Thompson said...

Kathy, there is nothing about this dresser that would normally fit my taste. With that being said, I have to rave a little bit about it. It's absolutely beautiful, and it seriously makes me reconsider! Maybe I could use something similar in the guest room?

Thank you for sharing it. You did an absolutely marvellous job. It's perfect.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It's just fabulous, Kathy!!!!!!! Love it!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy don't you just love the patina the dark wax gives a piece. I LOVE everything about that dresser!! Great job!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my WORD that is incredible!

I can't even believe it is the same piece.

WELL DONE!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me, so I could find you!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's simply gorgeous! Love the color! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Patti said...

Wow...you did a lovely job on this - I haven't used this paint yet, but every time I see it being used, I want to try it! Great color choice!

Okio B Designs said...

That's a gorgeous color! Great choice. It looks beautiful now!

Jeanine

Stitchfork said...

That was well worth waiting for! Beautiful Kathy!
xo Cathy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the blue distressed finish with the gold pulls. so pretty!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow! It's fabulous Kathy! You did such a fabulous job! I love the colour and the hardware...it's just perfect in every way! You could use this piece in other rooms too...I think it would be perfect as a sideboard too! I would love it in my house! Angie xo

Debbie said...

I really love that, and the color is perfect.

Gail said...

Kathy all your hard work paid off because that piece is gorgeous! I love that you made the handles gold. I have some rub n buff and always forget about using it. Can't wait to see the whole picture once you get the mirror done. Have a wonderful day, Gail

Judy said...

I am in LOVE with your dresser. It came out amazing. You did a fantastic job. I love just the hint of details with the old white. Not overdone at all. Awesome job with the dark wax too. The new finish on the handles is just perfect. GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Wow! That turned out so nice and such a great color. I am pinning this so I can find it easily...I would love to re-paint the dresser in my bedroom. It's just beautiful!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The best ever!! I love how this came out!! I want to do my bathroom cabs like this now!! Thx for the inspiration!

Tricia said...

The dresser looks great! And I love those curtains from Pottery Barn!

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Karla Medina said...

This is gorgeous. I LOVE it. :)

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Wow--perfection--jaw drop gorgeous!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful Kathy! You did a fantabulous job. I love that blue!

Atticmag said...

That's a perfect color treatment for that dresser style and so beautifully done. The gold-tone handle style just makes it. Can I ask you the favor of giving your source for the Sloan paint and the rub and buff gold stuff? It would be much appreciated. But again, just beautiful. TIA Jane

Tisha said...

This is beautiful! That color is fabulous! I'd love it if you would share this at my very first linkup party and giveaway @ the Delectable Home.

xinex said...

Your dresser looks fabulous, Kathy! The color blends well with the other room accessories. Great job!...Christine

A Southern Rose said...

Your dresser looks beautiful! Love the color. I love this kind of furiniture. I just re-did my dresser and mirror for my bedroom. My first project of the new year!
Come by if you get a chance and check it out.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

Your dresser looks gorgeous!!!

Dee

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love, love, love the color..What a fantastic job!..Love all the finishes to added and the drawer handle are gorgeous! Bravo Kathy!!!

Sue said...

Love it , love it, love it!!!! Can you come over and help me now? LOL I still have issues w/that darn dark wax! Guess I should do what Jean told me and mix it with mineral spirits like they are teaching in the ASCP classes, huh?

Samantha said...

So pretty! You used some of my favorite products - Duck Egg Blue, Old White and Rub n buff - no wonder your picture made me click the link from MM! ha ha! It looks great!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Kathy! I received your lovely hearts today. They are gorgeous! Thanks so much and thanks also for the beautiful tags! Your dresser came out amazing! I just love the distressed blue.

Valentines Hugs!
Sandy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, I love the dresser and the color is beautiful. Perfect with your drapes. Hugs, Sherry

Something Special said...

Oh, I love this dresser and I love this blog!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I see it written over and over again~~ You did a GREAT job on this dresser Kathy. It is really, really pretty and looks so professional. I keep wanting to try my hand at painting some furniture. Perhaps you have given me the nudge I need! :)
Donna

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Kathy. This dresser is beautiful!! OMG...I so admire you for taking a painting project on! What a difference the little bit of white, the dark wax, and the hardware made!! I learned a lot about painting through your details--so thank you! ~Zuni

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Kathy! Another lovely project. The duck egg blue is such a beautiful color and looks great with the other elements in your bedroom. So pretty!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! I love Duck Egg Blue! I love the touches of white and the hardware is stunning! You transformed this into a masterpiece!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh my gosh! This is so bizarre. I was going to email you today to ask you if you knew of a good blue in the AS line (because I know you're more familiar with it than me) and here you are with this post. I'm going to email you anyway.

LOVE, love, love this! It is so beautiful! Wish you lived by me so you could come over and paint my furniture! You're so good at it!

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

Love it! The color is great, but what I really thinks pulled the look together was how you changed the handles to gold. I know a lot of people are so against gold these days, but the addition of the gold knobs really made this piece look high end.

I recently bought a dresser with the same shape as this one. It is new, left over from a furniture set the store no longer carried. I got a great deal in it, but it's not quite the right color. I'll be painting mine and redoing the hardware too. I've thought about using rub 'n buff on the knobs, so you're making me think that's the way to go.

Thank you for the inspiration so I can make a better decision on my dresser.

Special thanks for continuing to join my party. I appreciate you linking up whenever you can.

The Single Nester said...

What a really lovely dresser! I just made my first Craigslist purchase.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dresser is so pretty, Kathy!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's just dreamy, Kathy! And I have that dresser, it will be getting an update soon now! Thanks for the inspiration, xo, Andrea

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathy, this is so gorgeous. I love the shape of that dresser and you did a wonderful paint job. I am going to have to try this color.

Kim said...

Wow Kathy - it looks gorgeous!!! I haven't tried the Duck Egg Blue yet, but really wish I had used it on my dresser in my master. I may have a project coming up!
xoxo,
Kim

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Provence is my favorite ASCP color. I just blogged about a desk I did in that color! I'm a new blogger and now your newest follower!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Absolutely great job and I am loving every inch of your project.

THumbs Up...

Happy mid-week.
/chie

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kathy,

I love this transformation (especially the part about the rub 'n buff). Perfection! I would love for you to link this up at our "impossible" party! If you are interested, here's the link:

http://thistlewoodfarm.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-journey-of-1000-steps/

Thanks for the inspiration!

blessings,
karianne

Sherry said...

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I'm now your newest follower, please drop by when you have a chance.

Becca said...

OMG, Kathy ... you've outDONE yourself !! Your dresser looks absolutely incredible !! You're right ... duck egg blue was the perfect choice, as was adding the gold rub and buff to the handles !! I'm waiting on my duck egg blue to arrive to paint a piece in my bathroom ... can't wait !! You get an A++++++ for this, friend !! xo

Catherine said...

How elegant! I love it.

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

I absolutely love the colors, totally my style!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

L-O-V-E the duck egg color...might just have to paint mine too.

Amanda said...

Your dresser looks amazing! Like something you'd see in Veranda Magazine! Nice work! I will be pinning this to my ASCP inspiration board! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see it all put together with your mirror and accessories!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

fixitfaerie said...

Your dresser is beautiful. I just love duck egg. Great job.

Danielle said...

This is beautiful. I just did a very similar dresser and did it old white with the drawers in duck egg blue. I've done the clear wax and am trying to decide if I add some dark or not.

Jennelise said...

What a spectacular paint job! It looks beautiful! I love your curtains too :)
Jennelise

Judy said...

Kathy, I really love this project. I am featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

Babs said...

Your dresser is fabulous. LOVE the color and the tip for using Rub and Buff on the handles. I'm going to try that on some old dresser handles I have.
Thanks,
Babs

Dixie Delights said...

I'm a new follower from Savvy Southern Style. Love your dresser!
Amanda
www.dixiedelights.blogspot.com

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Kathy--You were featured at Savvy Southern Style!!! Good for you!! Yea! ~Zuni

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kathy,
Oh, what a beautiful makeover!!
Love the colour and the gold hardware! So very nice!
What a lovely addition to your home!
Congratulations on your feature @ WUW!!
All the Best,
Christine

Stephanie said...

What a great job and I love the color! :)

elizabeth said...

can't wait to see this dresser with the new mirror above it!

jabroon piece said...

oak wardrobe
So beautiful dresser.I'm going to try that on some old dresser handles I have.
Thanks,

Cherub Cottage said...

OMG I stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did....Love the color choice oh this dresser it looks amazing...you truely inspire me
thanks... :)

missy said...

I saw this dresser on your side bar and fell in love.It's gorgeous..I saw one on Craigs list today..I'm tempted but it looks like you have to have a lot of supplies and know what to do with them..especially the waxes...I think I'd be in over my head...It's lovely..

Sweet Melanie said...

That dresser turned out beautifully! I love your home with the french feel...you have done it so well!

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