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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. 
Before:
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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15 comments:

  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 @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

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  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 @ www.mckennamadeit.com

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  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

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

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

    Rayana @ FiRefinishBlog.com

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

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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

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

    Kathleen

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  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!

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  10. Love that color!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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

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

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

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