Monday, September 28, 2015

Argyle Dresser


I am so glad I am able to create a post-my computer has been on the fritz and I have lost a lot, but still managed to find a few pictures.  

This months Fab Furniture Flipping contest was sponsored by  General Finishes and the theme was creating something with a geometric pattern using GF paint that they so kindly donated to the participants. 
I decided to makeover a very simple and basic dresser I had into something with pizzaz and interest.  
Before:
I was folding laundry one day and noticed how much I liked a pair of my husband's argyle socks, so I decided my dresser  would also look good in argyle!  I had ordered Corinth Blue Milk Paint from General Finishes , but the color was darker then I was picturing for my argyle print, so I lightened the blue with white to get a preppy blue.  I painted the entire dresser blue and after it had dried I taped off the diamond shapes with Frog Tape.  I painted the Olive green  and then the Avocado green paint in the diamonds and when they had dried I pulled off the tape.  The next step was to make the dashed white lines and I did this by using a fine-tip chalk pen and a ruler.  The last step for this dresser was to seal it with Tung oil.  



I love how smooth and easy the GF paint went on my dresser-it made painting easy-peasy! 













35 bloggers entered this month’s contest – stop by the FFFC website to see other fabulous projects. If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.




Here are the Hosts of the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest: 

Evey of Evey’s Creations (Co-Creator)
Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Co-Creator)
Charlotte of Ciburbanity
Lynn of Fern Avenue

22 comments:

  1. The geometric pattern is just perfect:-)
    Like it very much!

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    1. Thank you very much-it was a fun and different kind of dresser for me!

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  2. I've never seen an argyle dresser before. Love at first sight.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I have never seen an argyle dresser either!

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  3. How totally fun...and preppy! ;)

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    1. Thank you Kim-It was a fun theme for a contest!

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  4. I've never seen anything like this before. Leave it up to you to come up with such a creative idea!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-what a nice compliment!

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  5. Fun re love of this dresser. So sweet!
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I agree that it is a fun re-love!

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  6. Oh my gosh I LOVE your dresser - what a fabulous and clever idea! Pinned to share ☺

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    1. Thank you Marie-you never know when inspiration will hit-like doing laundry!

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    2. Darrielle, I'm featuring your fabulous dresser this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party!

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  7. So glad you are back! Computer issues bite...big time!! Love the dresser. You have so much more patience than I would have! It is just too cute and what a clever idea!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-Computer issues so BITE ! still having some issues but so much better! it is good to be back in the blogging work again.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I think it looks cozy too!

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  9. Love, love, love the design of this dresser! Brilliant makeover! I would like to invite you to share your posts each week at my Making Broken Beautiful Party. it has already begun but there is still time to join in.. It goes every Thursday from 6:00pm (MST) till Saturday 6:00pm (MST). It is a furniture and home decor party. I hope you can join, you have great taste!

    Smiles!
    Terry
    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Terry-I will join for sure!

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  10. Preppy love for your argyle dresser!!

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    1. Thank you Amy- it was a fun project for me !

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  11. So happy you shared this fun piece, I hope you will join in the Making Broken Beautiful party again this week too!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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