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

  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!

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

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

    ~Abby =)

  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. :-)

  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!


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

  8. Just the right amount of distress. Nice.

  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.

  10. Beautiful dresser! I'm hosting a fall wreath giveaway that you should enter!

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

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

  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,

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

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


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