Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pretty Now, Ugly Before!!

I posted a month ago, about this really great garage sale that I had gone to. The lady had great furniture at great prices.
If you remember, I bought my daughter a coffee table that she liked. It is similar to the one I have.

I also bought a rustic table for $5, and a sideboard, and this dresser for $25. Here is the dresser now. I sanded and primed, painted an undercoat of an apricot color and a top coat of a robins egg blue. I sanded again, and added the glass knobs to the top drawer, and voila new and improved dresser!!



Here is the ugly before dresser. It was an awful shade of black, with scratches and dings. Not the shabby chic kind either. The new and improved dresser now matches my nightstands in my bedroom. I painted them the same way.
Anyway, I am happy with the results. I am trading out an old Victorian dresser that I have had for about 20 years. I wanted a little change.
All we have to do, is move the old one out, and the new one in.

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!!

26 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It looks great-the colours you picked are perfect! It looks like a totally different piece of furniture. Wonder where you will put it! x

cd&m said...

I agree with Sohie it really does look like a totally different piece of furniture.

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh it looks wonderful! Love the colors. You did a beautiful job...what a lovely dresser! Enjoy your weekend...
Priscilla

Brenda said...

Looks great. Would love to have that in my first Shabby chic room im working on. maybe i can be lucky and find a piece for 25$ im sure looking.

Robolady said...

What a great transformation. I love the fan detail on the top drawer. I can see why you grabbed it. Did you add glass knobs on that top drawer? Great Touch.

Simply Me Art said...

Rosemary, Looks Fabulous! I Love the Glass Knobs... You are very talented and have a great eye... Have a good long weekend. Stay cool. Jamie

KLKinFLA said...

Rosemary, this look great! I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years...have a wonderful weekend!
Karen

Lisa said...

When I saw what you did my mouth was agape! That is awesome Rosemary! You have great painting talent! Just Beautiful! I love it! Have a great day!

The feathered nest said...

What a difference! It looks so awesome! I love it!

Manuela

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rosemary, thanks for faithfully stopping by to see me so often! I appreciate it. love what you've been up to, that's a great find with the dresser & I love how you painted it. You've been busy!

Rhoda

Genevieve Olsen said...

LOL, Rosemary you are like me, I am always painting or refurbishing something!!! Sadly I am not a neat painter;so my clothes ,arms and legs are often covered in paint!
Pretty dresser!How are the wedding plans going???

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Rosemary!

What a great transformation...this looks wonderful. Good for you for working so hard in this HEAT!

This will look so beautiful in your bedroom.
Lidy

Jerusalem said...

Ohh I love it! I have a chest almost exactly the same... Maybe I will have to give it the Rosemary treatment!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love what you did to the dresser. On another note...I also have one daughter...live in So. Cal for 15 years...sometimes I miss it. Laurie

Pam Aries said...

Fantastic Redo ! I have an old one too that I still haven't 'fixed'. It has really cool carvings on it...I am going to go visit your friend Margot's site!

Gretchen said...

What an unbelievable change! You sure can work magic. :)

Mary said...

I love the idea of blue over apricot and then distressing it to get the shabby chic look - you did a fabulous job. Altho' I like the shabby look which is so popular, I like the warmer shades - cream, pale pink, pale grey blue, and sage green rather than stark white which can look cold if painted on everything. That's a joke......anything that looks cool and chilly is welcome after this hot Summer, lol!!

Allison said...

Rosemary, great job on the dresser!! The colors are really pretty. Love the glass drawer pulls.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great makeover!

The colors are so pretty.

Kimberly :)

Susie Q said...

Pretty color and oh so sweet pulls!
You did an amazing job!

Hugs,
Sue

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Great BEFORE & AFTER pix!!! Love it!! :0)

-pamela

Marilyn said...

I love the dresser. You did a fantastic job. I would say you're ready to go into business as a furniture restorer! Great job!

tongue in cheek said...

Oh I like it both ways! Lucky find!

cammyk said...

This is an amazng transformation Rosemary! Do you mind sharing what the blue paint color is?

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Hi Rosemary! I found you through Excuse me While I Buy This Junk, I'm glad I popped over. I love your blog. I LVOE what you did with this dresser! It looks wonderful.

*muah*
Michelle

Jen said...

A wonderful transformation! I wish you lived closer so you could help me with some projects!