Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cutie Pie Dresser with a New Top


A few weeks ago I found a cute dresser that was missing its top and some knobs and I loaded it up and brought it home. 
Before: 
The dresser is solid wood and I loved the details on the sides and drawer front and I knew it could be a stunner with some help.  I cut out a new top from some extra wood I had and glued and nailed in on.  
I decided that this dresser looked cute and coastal to me, so I mixed up my own custom color using  The Urban Rooster chalk paint in Coastal Bliss, Green Acres and Marshmallow Cream.  


I gave the dresser two coats of paint and then sealed it with Tung Oil/AS dark wax.  This combination gives the dresser an aged look and protects it.  


After distressing the edges with my scraper, I added new glass knobs.  






Love the detail on the drawer! 





24 comments:

  1. Aww, you managed to save a headless dresser. You did what I would have been hesitant to do. Very smart to add the top and it looks like it's been there forever. Love the color and the pretty knobs you've added.

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    1. thank you Mary-I thought this dresser had potential so I added an easy top, but probably not the best one!

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  2. Very beautiful and I love the color you chose!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl-I wanted it to have a fun slightly coastal feel.

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  3. I agree, it is definitely an improvement. I love the little detail as well.

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  4. Amazing restoration of this dresser!

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    1. Thank you Barbara-I was glad I could rescue it!

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  5. Oh my I love the color Darrielle and those pretty knobs are the icing on the cake! Pinned to share.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I was feeling like it needed to be a girly color!

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    1. Thank you Christina-I love the color too!

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  7. I love the way you bring worn out pieces back to life!! Gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I do like to take a worn and unloved piece and make it pretty again!

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  8. Sweet color. That was quite a rescue too. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-it was nice to rescue it and give it a new life!

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  9. It is wonderful how you can make a treasure out of something that has been discarded and unloved. It's a real gift.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-my favorite transformation are the rescues!

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  10. You are the queen of shabby colors. I just got the same glass knobs yesterday. They make such a difference.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I love using glass knobs too!

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  11. Another beauty rescued and saved! LOVE the color and pretty knobs. Thanks for sharing this salvaged beauty at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the new color too and the knobs are just icing!

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  12. Loved seeing your bright cheery dresser on such a gray Seattle morning. You really worked your magic on this one! Well done!

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  13. SO beautiful, as always, Darielle. Love the color you created and those glass knobs :) Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm!

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