Monday, March 29, 2010

My dresser's new look.

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This really belongs in the tightwad gazette.  I used some paint I had and it wasn't even green.  This picture looks gray, but it is green.  A nice green/gray.  Delicious green/gray.  There, yeah, let's call it that.  Ok, so I had some bone colored tinted primer.  I then took some blue and then some green acrylic paint, yes little crafty acrylic paint bottles, and stirred those in.  It was green, but too minty.  So then I dumped a little dark brown from my kitchen and that made it more the color I was looking for, considering I was going to apply stain on top of the paint.  So then I painted it, sanded the corners and grooves.  It's a very groovy dresser.  I applied stain on top of the paint after a day.  Then I sprayed it with a clear coat.  This tends to yellow everything just a tad more.  I love it.  I've wanted to give this dresser a distressed paint job for a long time.  The color ended up going with the rug that I'm pretty much stuck with.  So all is good with the bedroom makeover.  The finished chair slipcover is coming soon.

See all the wonderful scrapes and rubs??  This piece really did have great lines for this paint treatment.
It really brightened up the corner of the room too.  No more basket on the dresser.  It'll have to go somewhere, but not there!  I'll show the whole bedroom makeover-before/after soon.  It's still in disarray.  Now back to my slipcover.  Gotta keep this crazy train moving.

9 comments:

Alisha said...

CANT WAIT TO SEE IT...

abnsigoslady said...

I love your little dresser. It is the perfect size and everything. Laura @ military mansion

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi there. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday. I love this dresser. It has such wonderful lines. Would love your thoughts on my transformed cabinet too.
Kristine

stefanie said...

it looks soooo much better, isn't paint amazing!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

It looks great!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Wow that looks amazing. I need to do that to one of my dressers. You have inspired me. Thanks.
Brooke

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the transformation, great dresser! Perfect as a bedside table! I've been trying to find one in a bombay style. Love the idea of the drawers for storage and the lager tabletop space!

Great job!

Cheers!
Tina

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

yup. i want that.
great job :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the color! What a beautiful piece.