Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Herringbone Dresser

Photo by CC Mae Photography


I just refinished this dresser for my son Peyton.  It has been handed down 3 times.  My mom did her own refinishing on it in the 90s.  Hey! People had the Rachel haircut and sponged paint on stuff.


Forgive me for being too anxious to strip off the paint to get a good before pic.  HAHA! I watermarked that ugly pic! I used major paint stripping techniques over about 5 hours to get this mess off until it looked like this.


Much better.  It just needed a little love in the form of Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a little taping skills.  I am thrilled with how it turned out.  
Photo by CC Mae Photography


I am working on some art work, but I wanted to try out the Deer Silhouette just for fun.
Stay tuned for a full reveal of his room, including his fun new bed I'm building and his Urban Outfitters bedding that I got on the CHEAP to create a fun tween room.


Keep up, Honey! 


I am so honored to share that this dresser was featured by Miss Mustard Seed.

Furniture Feature Fridays

22 comments:

  1. That is simply awesome! PErfect for a boys room!

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    1. Thanks, Allison! My son agrees, and I am overjoyed! I can't tell you how relieved he is that he finally has a nicely painted dresser.

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  2. This looks fantastic and boy has it come a long way! Pinned :)

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  3. love it! Very rarely am I motivated to strip the paint off anything.... you just gave me a reason to do it !awesome dresser the news visitor from MMS

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    1. Thanks, Debi! I love your blog and YouTube channel, and I'm honored that you stopped in to comment!

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  4. Hey I just found this and LOVE it! I would love you to come link up to my Paint Party this week Complete with giveaway!

    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party-and-giveaway.html

    Hope to see you soon!
    Brooke

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  5. I love the rustic look of the stained wood! I found from Miss Mustard Seed. I like your style. I'm your newest follower.

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  6. Um wow! Your skillz are crazy girl!! Sharing this tomorrow in our FFF post. XOXO

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  7. WOW!!!! This is an amazing makeover. You are so creative. Love, love, love it!

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    1. Thanks, Brandi! Love seeing your face around here!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love this dresser! I can't wait to see the whole room!

    Tania

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    1. I'm telling you, my son is on me to finish his room. We have stuff going 7 days a week right now, so I hope I can indulge soon!

      By the way, love your makeover on your vintage trailer. Oh the places you'll go!

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  9. absolutely lovely! linking up to you on my blog tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks, Christa! I somehow missed it, but I'm going to look now! Thanks!

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  10. I love this! I just got married and we moved into our first place this week. We found an old dresser needing a redo so I'm planning something similar to this. Lemme ask a couple questions. Since you stripped it, did you put poly on the whole thing once you finished? Also, did you sand before you painted it?

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    1. HI! I am sorry I am just seeing this. I did not poly the whole thing. I don't use poly on anything due to the yellowing that can result. I waxed it with a a clear coat of Annie Sloan wax. I didn't have to sand, but the paint was so thick I ended up putting it in the bathtub and hosing the drawers off. I generally don't recommend that, but since I saw my mom paint this with acrylic paint, I knew it wasn't unsafe. The colors were so dark that they needed a little help, even with the stripper. Stripper works. You just have to be patient.

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  11. Just found your blog today! Following via email. I love this dresser! I'm doing a hunting theme in my little boys bedroom. Any ideas for décor?

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