Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Beachy Blue Serpentine Dresser

Once again I found a great dresser at my local Flea Market--Love that place!  This dresser needed some work, but had beautiful bones and I fell in love with the curvy drawers. 
I took the 2 drawers out before I took a before picture!
Missing 2 handles

Chipping veneer

Gross top

Painted sides

The first thing I did was fill in the missing veneer on the top.  I was going to strip the entire top and sand it down, but I did not have the energy or good weather so filler did the job. 
    I painted the dresser with white chalk paint and then painted it with a custom beachy blue color.  I wanted to see the white under the blues when distressing so that is why I painted with two colors. My next step was to wet distress with a sanding block/sponge.  I love it when both the wood and the under color shows.  Waxing was the last step.

Glass knobs for the top drawer

I love when both the wood and under color show

Gorgeous beveled mirror

My favorite topiary

I swoon over the curvy drawer!

I really love how this turned out! I wish I had room in my house for it. 
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  1. Nice job! That is a wonderful color of blue...though I'm partial to blues. :) You definitely had your work cut out for you with that veneer.
    leelee @

  2. Oh, I love how that turned out! I have been looking for funiture to redo our bedroom for what seems like forever; I wish I could happen upon something like this! Lucky, Lucky, Lucky! :)
    McKenna @

  3. Wow! I really love that blue color. It does look beachy to me! I hate working with that cracked veneer- about the only thing you can do is either peel it all off and sand it down or fill it in with wood filler. xo Diana

  4. Great color for this. I am dying to find a piece like this to redo! You made this simply beautiful.

  5. Love the finish on this! The blue is gorgeous.

    Rayana @

  6. That's the perfect color and finish for that curvy, feminine piece. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  7. Gorgeous! It looks dainty and sweet now, rather than ragged and abused!

  8. What a beautiful dresser! I love the curvy drawers and the fabulous blue color, Nice job!!


  9. Love the blue color.. The curves are nice on that one too.. What type of vine is your toparary? I need to do two for my dining area.. just curious what the vine was.. Blessings!

  10. Love that color!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. Wow, the details on that are really lovely and the color is so pretty!

  12. Oh I love this piece and I love the color. What a fabulous makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. Those curves! Love the colors, she's a beauty! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...