Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rustic, Glam Dresser

Happy Sunday!
 
 
I cannot believe it is the start of another week already!
 
Antonio is finally on the mend from his bout with pneumonia, only to now have our cat, Figaro, sick. I feel like I can't catch a break here, but thankfully we go to a fantastic vet and after an exam, steroid shot and fluid yesterday we were sent home with antibiotics and Figgy seems a little more perked up this morning. Phew!
  
On Friday, my husband had the day off so I took some time to work on two dressers. One was a custom order and the other one I'm sharing here for you all to see.
 

 
Easily one of my favs!
 
 
 
 
I think that cream has to be my favorite color to paint furniture. Since I had so many mostly empty pots of cream paint I combined a few to get this light, creamy, white that was exactly what I was looking to use on this piece.
 
 
 
After prepping, I gave the dresser two full coats, and then, when dry, I distressed it with some heavy grit sandpaper to give it a time-worn look. I love the classic, simple lines of this dresser! (Here's the super plain before).
 



 
I used the same hardware for the bottom three drawers; giving them the same paint and distressing technique as the dresser.  For the top drawer I took two ornate pulls from my stash and gave them a glam makeover with a little bit of gold Rub 'n Buff.
 
Here's the before of the hardware...
 
 
 
And the after...
 

 
 
 
 
 I have this one for sale, but I secretly want to find a place in my home for it. Sigh.
 


 
 




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16 comments:

  1. You are always busy, Angela. That is wonderful. I love redone dressers! Great job. Susan

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  2. so cute angela. i'm a big fan of the creams and whites too - and i can never get enough of simple lines - so this one is right up my ally! so glad the pneumonia is passing and your kitty is recovering. now YOU need some time to rest and recoup!

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  3. I would want to keep it, too. Rustic Glam is a perfect name for it.

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  4. Gorgeous! No wonder you want to keep it! Great shade of cream, too! I popped over from Alderberry Hill-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  5. So glad to hear your son is on the mend, but sorry to hear that now your kitty got sick, too! Ugh, I hope you catch a break soon. Your dresser is gorgeous...wish I could send you all the pieces that need painting in my house. :-)

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  6. Sorry you are going through all this but it is good to hear everyone is on the mend. The dresser cam out great as usual!

    Cynthia

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  7. Get well wishes for all. The dresser is lovely dressed in the cream with a touch of bling.

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  8. Just the right amount of distress. Nice.

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  9. You have been busy, busy, busy, but I am loving all of your projects. That dresser turned out beautiful. I especially love the hardware on it. Glad to read that your son is on the mend. Dropping by (again!) from Tweak it Tuesday.

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  10. Beautiful dresser! I'm hosting a fall wreath giveaway that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-fall-wreath-giveaway.html

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  11. Love those ornate pulls at the top - so pretty! I found your dresser over at the That DIY Party
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  12. This doesn't even look like the same piece. Love the pulls, gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

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  13. Love, love love that dresser! You did an amazing job! Also loving your blog...officially a follower! Hope you'll hop over to my place and follow along as well! Found you via Feathered Nest Friday! Have an amazing weekend! -Kennesha, www.restorationhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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  14. I would be trying to find a spot for it too. Great job on the makeover!

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  15. The dresser does look lovely - the vintage knobs are marvellous! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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