4.15.2011

A DRESSER REVEAL?

I know this post is kind of impromptu since you guys didn’t know I was even working on another dresser!  Well, it was a spur of the moment job.  I was out cleaning the garage and when I moved the dresser

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(This is the dresser after I sprayed greased lightening on it!)

I figured I would start working on it so I can move it out of the garage.  I actually tweeted the process and shared a few tips on how I paint furniture.  Do you follow me on Twitter?  Speaking of twitter, do you follow House of Fifty on Twitter (Shameless plug!)?

Here are a few during pictures

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(I applied Vaseline to the brass plates to protect them from paint)

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(not sure if you can see, but the top right side is clean)

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(brass plates with paint and Vaseline on them)

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(fyi, the plates on this piece was already in bad condition like this!)

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Here is the after

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I apologize for the pictures.  I swear my pictures are getting worse and worse these days…

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Everyone wants to know the color green I used and I’m sorry to say that this was an oops paint from Home Depot.  I have no idea.  It’s sort of a sage green.  I wish it was a little more lime, but it works with the ikat fabric that I’m using in the room so I’m happy!

I hope you guys have a great weekend! Who else is going to see the movie Rio?!

I’m linking this post to Miss Mustard Seed’s Friday Furniture linky party!

20 comments:

modern jane said...

This looks so incredibly great! How dare you hold out on us.. I get I should get on the twitter bandwageon.. What a great idea to use vaseline on the brass... What color did you use? I really like it!! Well done.

Tonia said...

It's great to use the things that you have already, but it's not the dresser that I'm looking at...I'm swooning :) over those bookends

Chic Modern Vintage

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I love it! Thanks for the vaseline tip :) great color! Looking forward to seeing much more.

Tiffany said...

Looks fabulous!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hold the phone, I can use Vaseline instead of spending an hour trying to tape off my hardware? I need more details!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What, Vaseline? Brilliant! I love this, it is gorgeous. Where on earth do you find these treasures. Oh, wait, GW? I would faint if I came across something like this in my Goodwill! Janell

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

So fun! I love this "oops" color :) I have a campaign dresser awaiting some love too and I love this vaseline trick. I was actually thinking I had to remove all those brass pieces which would be a huge pain. Thanks for the tip!

Chyanne M. said...

I luv how the dresser turned out. Freat find!

Chyanne M.
theyuppielady.com

Niki McNeill said...

That green is one of my favorite colors!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What a fantastic find! It turned out fabulous!!

Erika Ward said...

Leave it to you for 1001 ways to use Vaseline, Ha!! Love that color! Is this going in your bedroom?

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love it! It's going to be so great with that beautiful fabric - you know how I feel about ikat ;)

Umm.... the bookends - where did you find them? - dish it - they are perfection!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Fabuloooous! Loving the green on that dresser too!

European Paint Finishes said...

Great color choice for this dresser... LOVE these dressers and hardware!

Karen said...

It looks amazing and I love the fabric.

Just said...

I like it alo. I have those book ends.

Me Myself n' Why said...

oops it worked out Perfect!
Amazing how that and Ikat blend in with one another.....
Job well done!


can't wait to see the room

Averill said...

I love it! Campaign-style dressers are my fav, esp. when done in a bright color! And it's perfect with the ikat...how are you going to use the fabric?

Angeline said...

I love your dresser re-do - that green is among my favorite colors - I can not wait to see what you are going to do with the ikat!

Hello Lover... said...

The dresser turned out great and I love that ikat fabric!