Wednesday, May 25, 2011

French Blue Dresser

This one is a beauty!



Even in her before shot, she looked pretty good. The real problem was that the veneer on the bottom two dawers was all bubbly. I had no choice but to peel it all off. Ugh!



I thought the blue was a perfect fit, so after all the repair work, I went with Sherwin Williams Boathouse Blue. After a little distressing, I mixed up some black glaze and finished up with a coat of wax.

















Like I said, she's a beauty!



I'm still trying to catch up from the weekend and get around to see what everyone has been up to. But blogger is having problems again and I can't sign in to leave comments - so frustrating! And all the posts in my google reader are showing up as unread, even after I read them - very confusing! Hopefully this will be cleared up soon!

And don't forget you have just a few more days to enter the Cottage Charm giveaway event! I'm sharing one of my Burlap and Ruffles table runners in your choice of color. If you can't leave a comment, send me an email and I'll enter your name. And be sure to check out all the other wonderful giveaways in this blog-wide event and meet some new blog friends in the process!

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37 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous, sharon! i love the little fleur de lis! i thought at first you added it, but it was there- how sweet!

American in Bath said...

Oh it does sound lovely. I'm signed in fine, but I can't seem to format anything. One day I'll get it together and pay for web support. In the meantime, I'm glad someone hosts me for free.

I do love dressers with deep drawers. I don't particularly understand why we got away from that.

Twice Nice said...

She's a beauty! They just don't make them like that anymore darn it. Deb

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Question for you! I just picked up this free dresser (http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-curbside-rescue-and-getting.html) and I'm having tons of fun picking off the veneer :). Did you do anything to repair it or did you end up just painting over the wood underneath? Would love some help from someone who just successfully tackled this!

Emily

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the color. What a sweet piece.
~Heidi

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great color, Sharon! I'm really loving it lately. I may have to figure out a way to work it into my home!

A Vintage Green said...

Great color on that dresser. Hope the comments problem is solved soon.
- Joy

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Fabulous color selection!

The Painted Parlor said...

Very nice! How hard is it to completely peel veneer? And how do you do it?! This dresser looks a LOT like a dresser I did for my son :)

Happy painting,
Julie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love this!! So pretty! I love blue and Shabby chic!
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The Inspired Nest said...

Truly a beauty! I love it!
Lacy
www.the-isnpired-nest.blogspot.com

kathie said...

It is gorgeous!! Love those simple lines :)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

love the color, distressing, and the fleur de lis!! so cute :) thanks so much for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oh, it's just lovely. I'm falling in love with that color grey!!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Love it!!!
So cute, I love the blue!!
Great job, as always!!!

Miss Charming said...

Such a sweet dresser! It looks wonderful!

Sares said...

It's a great piece. I really like the color. I want to move toward a more french blue soon, it has more of a green tint than the aqua I've been working with. have a terrific weekend!

Judy said...

Gorgeous dresser. I adore the color. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

Lee Anne said...

Yummy! This would look fab in my dining room...maybe I should re-consider my color choices for my new project...thanks for the post, it's awesome!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

It's perfect!! LOVE the color!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Beautiful Sharon. I really love the color. Just the right amount of distressing too.

missbmckay said...

This dresser looks great. I love the color choice.

Robin said...

A beauty indeed! I love it.

Jaime said...

Elizabeth it's the perfect shade of blue. I was having the same comment problem with blogger too. Saw you over at Marian's, lucky you! Job well done.

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the blue and the distressing!

Gifts By Katherine said...

Love it! Hugs and happy Friday!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

she's GORGEOUS!!!! I'm especially fond of the fleur de lis.

Visiting from Remodelaholic's Anonymous :)

Kara said...

She's a beauty indeed. Love the color and the fleur-de-lis.

Karen @ Heritage Home Creations said...

lovely color and the legs are very pretty - the proportions of the piece are perfect! it just sits so beautifully

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sharon, you're right, she's a beauty! you did a great job, love that fleur de lys. Thanks for sharing her with us at VIF! xo Debra

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

so pretty sharon! : )

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

yes, I've been having problems with blogger too, ugh! Thanks for linking this up to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Marianne said...

HI Sharon, It came out great and I just love the color blue that you choose. There is nothing like the quality of old furniture. It lasts forever! And I've been having problems with blogger lately also....
Marianne :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Sharon! Love the color you painted it. Thank you for joining my Open House party and have a wonderful Memorial Day.
xo,
Sherry

katy said...

Very nice!

Rene said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous piece Elizabeth! I'm looking at my SW fan deck and don't see the boathouse blue. Is it a special color?

Lisa said...

Beautiful color! It's beautifully glazed too. Perfect!