Monday, July 11, 2011

Chest of Drawers

my kids were cleaning out the bedroom and they brought this piece out for me to work on...i bought it way back when and my littlest daughter has been using it for her clothes...it was time for a refurbish....

here it is before...decided that i will be naming my pieces...this one is allie
someone had put a red colored stain on here...the sanding down process was awful...i wanted to leave the top a bit rustic...there were some scratches that looked intentional like maybe a child had taken something sharp and scratched it...i didn't sand those out...i then used a dark walnut stain...several coats...wax on top of that...probably around 5 coats...i wanted it super shiny...
this is a photo that i took after i applied some primer...i used kilz and brushed it on
here is the end result! i painted it with some cheapo paint i already had...i then sanded, stained, waxed...i bought a pack of knobs at big lots for $8...there were 10 in the pack...pretty good price for me...i painted them bronze with some paint i already had...the only money that i actually had to spend on this piece i already had was for the knobs...


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9 comments:

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of the steps you used to get it to this -- and yeah for Big Lots!

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! i love the color combo, and the tall shape. great job!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Hi Ashley, What an improvement! Something that size is so versatile! On another note, if that photo of HMB in your heels isn't the cutest thing, I don't know what is! I'm your newest follower; found you via Kim.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is great! I am happy you joined and shared with my newbie party. thank you.

Becky said...

Found you @ the Coastal Charm blog and I love everything on here so far..(and you are from GA!!me too) I have several of the same pieces that I'm trying to decide on colors & you helped me out.. On one post you are talking about some paint you found @ Lowe's.. What did you think about it?? The sanding and priming is what prevents me from getting more things done so anything I don't have to do those with is my new friend..

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks fabulous before! and by keeping the top dark, you gave it character and dimension. before it was just kind of one big block!

Ashley said...

thanks for all of the nice comments...it makes me feel good to read all of these! to becky, the paint that i was talking about from lowes...it does not impress me...i can sand, prime, and paint, just as quick with regular paint...but the color i am using is white...its taking me forever to do 1 piece...its the vanity that i'm working on...maybe another color would cover easier...i probably won't use it again...it is nice to just walk in and grab a quart though and not have to wait to get it mixed...

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Great job distressing and I adore the two-toned look:) I found you at Primitive and Proper!

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks gorgeous! You completely transformed that piece and I love the new hardware. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa