Thursday, January 17, 2013

Curvy Blue and White Cottage Dresser

If you are a regular here, you know that very little painting actually happens from December through February. I paint outside and it's just too cold out there right now. It's my time to catch up on real life stuff! But there are lots of projects that never make it to the blog in real time, so I'm going to catch you up on a few of my favorites over the next few weeks. This curvy blue and white dresser definitely qualifies!


If you read my last post, you know that I have awesome blog friends. Well here is another example. This dresser was also a Craigslist find, a tip from my sweet friend Cassie from Primitive & Proper. Cassie lives about an hour away, but sometimes comes across furniture in my area and passes along the tip. Isn't she the best!


As you can see, I actually had a little trouble picking a color for this one.
 

While I was trying to decide, Megan (my painting buddy daughter) was working on this beauty. I loved it and totally copied her idea!


The color combination came from what  I already had on hand - Mariner Blue from Martha Stewart and Silky White from Behr. And I used the homemade chalk paint recipe.
 


 The dresser was missing a pull, so the top two drawers got knobs from my stash. I'd picked them up a few months earlier at Hobby Lobby. I just loved the color and they turned out to be a perfect match. Sometimes you just get lucky!




It's hard to decide what was better - the curvy top...


or the sweet cut-outs on the bottom.


I think it just all works together!


Definitely one of my personal favorites!


Thanks to Cassie for the tip and Megan for the inspiration!

I'm sharing with...
504 Main
My Romantic Home
A Little Knick Knack
My Repurposed Life
Petals to Picots
Simple Home Life
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Redoux
Funky Junk Interiors
Domestically Speaking

26 comments:

k8thegr8 said...

What a pretty makeover! Stopping by from Tickled Pink.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so adorable! the knobs on the top drawers are perfect and love the two toned look on it! and the details really shine now! :)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Sharon, I love what you did with this dresser! Great color combo. I'm really looking forward to trying out your chalk paint recipe. So glad you're sharing some of your summer projects with us. Have a great day!

Debbie

Allison@FabRehab said...

This for sure deserves a blog entry!! Gorgeous! I've not seen a dresser like that before! Nice work, Sharon.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a gorgeous dresser you created, Sharon--I love the blue and white together, and those lovely drawer knobs are perfect! I have an unfinished dresser that I've had forever sitting in our basement, so now my wheels are spinning :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It's certainly a show stopper, Sharon! I love it. :) Megan

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Both pieces turned out great! Do you use clear wax with your homemade chalk paint?

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Be still my heart! You KNOW how I love blue and white! Great job!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...


This is just beautiful. YOU picked amazing colors and YOU made that a PEARL !!! My blog and little shop is called The Rusty Pearl .. so when I turn a diamond in the rough into a PEARL that is what I call it.. Just awesome.. Love your blog.......... Have a blessed rest of the week : )

Mariella Kennedy said...

I just love your work..
yiou make furniture look like taken from some lovely fairy tale!
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Danielle said...

Beautiful. There is no better color combination than Blue and White :)

Jenna LaFevor said...

Looks great! Love the color combo! Isn't homeade chalk paint just the best stuff ever!! Great job!!

Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful piece, and I love the cut-outs on the bottom! Fabulous color combo, too!

Susan@Organized31 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think I'm going to have to try chalk paint. I've never painted furniture but you've inspired me.

Anne said...

Simply gorgeous! LOVE those colors too!
xx
Anne

Tried and Twisted said...

Great upcycle! Love the color combo!

Hartwood Roses said...

I love the shape and the colors in this dresser!! I'm such a sucker for a pretty dresser. It's hard to not have a whole house full of them. :)

I tried the homemade chalk paint recipe last week, using a pretty green Behr sample pot that I have, and I was totally less than pleased with what I ended up with. I was okay with mixing and watering down the paint itself so I could get a decent consistency out of it ... but the latex paint just didn't take wax the way I'm used to with the real Annie Sloan stuff.

Ruby Walters said...

I love this! I will have to do a business name search to see where else I can find something like this. I would love to learn how to refinish furniture.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

It looks so much better! Lovely color choice!

Sayuri said...

I LOVE this dresser!
Colors are fantastic and I also love the knobs, perfect match on this dresser:)

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

A CLASSIC BEAUTY!

Art and Sand said...

I can't believe the difference. You did a beautiful job.

Sandy said...

The color blue is really nice..
thanks so much for your visit to my blog and have a great week!
Sandy

Heaven's Walk said...

So fresh and sweet looking, Sharon! Great job!

xoxo laurie

A Little Knick Knack said...

Oh, I LOVE that color blue. I would love to do my little dresser in that color! I have to wait for it to warm up here, too! We're living in NEGATIVE temperatures right now. At this rate I'll never get to paint! Ha!

Gail Wilson said...

Love the colors together! :) This really is a sweet piece Sharon. That cassie is a keeper!
gail