Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Last Dresser for a While

Happy Sunday!  Happily, though I am stressed out and nervous about finding a house, affording what we need, this weekend was busy and I sold a few dressers!  Yay!  Less to take with me, thank goodness!  I have one last dresser project for you for a while... You guys will just have to bear with me as we go through this moving process.  Hopefully you will stick around?

Crickets.

OK, well here's hoping you stick around anyhow!  As soon as we find a house, just think of all the projects coming your way- room designs, furniture rehabs, TONS of goodness.  You just have to wait for it.  But for now, I will share with you my last dresser for the time being.  I found this guy the day before I flew to join my family at the beach.  He was hiding in a back corner of Goodwill.  I caught a glimpse and was quickly moving furniture out of my way.  I took a look at the price tag which read, "$30".  I ripped it off and raced to the register, throwing old ladies with walkers, and moms with kids out of my way!  Kidding.  I wouldn't do that.  You know that, right?

Crickets again.

Anyhow, I had to leave it in my car as I could't bring it into the house myself, so it sat there in my car til we returned from the beach.  Here is the before:

I knew I wanted to paint it a blue, but didn't know what blue.  I am also on a time crunch at the moment and just wanted to get it done without sanding or priming, so I wanted to use chalk paint.  I didn't have enough of any blues left.  I mixed some greek blue with the mint green I had already mixed, and threw in some old white for good measure.  All together, it created a very pretty dusty blue.  He got two coats of that blue, then I distressed him, waxed him, and added his awesomesauce hardware back on.  And here he is now...



And I remembered I do have one more big piece of furniture to share with you in August, which starts TOMORROW!!!  How did that happen so fast?
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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42 comments:

Jenna said...

Wow, LOVE that color you just whipped up with your leftovers! ;) It looks fabulous, great job!

Jaime said...

Cassie you know I'll be here through it all - furniture rehabs or not - and I can see why no one else bought that dresser. Funny how 'regular' folks don't see the full potential - all it takes is some paint, sandpaper, wax, time and love! Hope it sells too - less to pack.

Chrissie said...

I love the dresser! I wish you the best in house hunting, I know that can be extremely stressful. I am sure you will find the perfect place and be wowing us with all of your gorgeous decorating!

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

I love the dresser. I just bought one just like it a few days ago.
Can i ask how do you know what to price your beautiful furniture at to sell it.. Please if you get a minute you can e-mail me or do a post ..

We are re-doing furniture and would love some help , from somebody experienced..
~Jody~
jngcampbell9@msn.com

Anne said...

love it - the color is PERFECT. And I am certainly going to stick around bc I can't wait to see what you will be up to once you get all moved in a new house! :)

Katie said...

Love it! What a gorgeous piece! I love antique furniture with wheels! Can't wait to see which house you all get!

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful color! I'll be here when you get back cuz I'm hoping you'll motivate me to work on a couple of long ignored rooms in my house!

Katie said...

Oh my--what's not to love? The lines, the detail, the color, the hardware! It's beautiful!

I think most of use know what it's like to move, and I'll be waiting for your posts. Can't wait to see your new projects in your new house! Good luck with everything.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

That dresser is a great find and for $30?!?!? My Goodwill would have priced that thing at $149 (that seriously seems to be their "go to" price for all large pieces of furniture...grrrr). We are sticking with you through your move! You can't get rid of us, even if you wanted too! Good luck with everything.

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Yay for the big move!! And a bog fat DUH on the whether or not we'll follow you question. I bet you don't lose a one!! xo

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

That dresser is so sweet! I of course, love the color, but the details really just put it over the top.

I know you are going to find the perfect house and we are all still going to be here to see you turn it into a HOME!

Terry said...

Ooooooh, Aaaahhhhhh! Am loving this!

Happy Nester said...

I love the blue. You did a fabulous job!

Ali Richardson said...

SO pretty!!!!
No crickets chirping in CA, I'm definitely along for the ride. Sorry friend, you're stuck with me :)
ps, that dresser is totally a "she" not a "he." She's too pretty to be an icky guy! DUH!
Kids are napping.....HEAVEN!

The DIY Show Off said...

I'm always here for you and looking forward to your new home almost as much as you are! lol! The dresser looks beautiful! I have yet to try the chalk paint but really want to give it a shot one of these days! The "no prep" sold me. ;)

Wishing you the best of luck ~ I have no idea how August got here so fast either!

Love ya!
Roeshel

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Gorgeous!!! (As usual). I am so looking forward to your new house...

Rachael said...

nice job. best wishes moving... we just did that!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Oooo...the dresser turned out to be the perfect color! It's such a pretty style, too!

Anna said...

love that dresser, you did such a great job yet again! Good luck with your house hunt and move

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is a gorgeous dresser! Now just focus your energy where you need to. No worries, we'll all be sticking around and we'll be cheering you on along the way!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The dresser is gorgeous! Glad you had good luck in selling a few pieces. Happy packing!

bonniegetchell said...

love it! it's really pretty!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I love all the detail, what a cool dresser! And the color and how you distressed it is AWESOME!

Rene said...

You know I love the blue! And, of course we will be here :)

Karen said...

Hello from Australia! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did to the dresser! You were so lucky to find it - we all dream of great finds like that. Good luck with your move:)

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Cute find Cassie! P.S I'll be sticking around. :)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Great find! Very pretty!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I am dying over that dresser...$30?!? for all that lovely carving, amazing hardware, and cute little caster-ed feet??? It's lucky that you found it, though, because you made it absolutely fantastic (as you always do)...love the blue! Good luck on the move and you know we will be here waiting (perhaps not patiently (c:) when you get back!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh. My. Gosh. $30 for that dresser? I don't know why no one wanted it.

But I'm betting dozens of people want it now!

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

As if we could leave your blog!! We are all addicted like crazy don't you know! Good luck with the house Cassie.
Tina

Allison said...

Another Cassie masterpiece! You know I'll be here my dear! Take care of yourself and take the time you need to handle your move and get your family organized. I know moving it stressful. You've got a full plate right now. Hang in there!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Of course I'll stick around! I know you'll find the perfect house for your family!

Starr said...

Gorgeous color! Furniture painting is part of my next journey into the wild blue yonder of design. Love seeing new things to inspire me.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I don't know if I'm more impressed that you found such a great dresser or that you whipped up such a beautiful color! It turned out so great. Totally understand that you will be busy with the move. I'll be sticking around :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

The only way you'll hear crickets is if we're all sitting with you in a big front porch in a rocking chair sipping tea, or wine, whatever. Of course we'll be around!

Great mixture of colors! Your last dresser is going out with a bang!

Shirl said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower. What a superb job on your dresser, beautiful colour ... :0)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Why do you have all the luck!?! I never find anything remotely close to being as cool as that dresser. I love what you did with him. Perfect color!! I'm not going anywhere either. Can't wait to see what you do with your new house!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

wow... the color compliments the style perfectly : )

Serendipity Chic Design said...

I know you get why I haven't been commenting much, but I still feel bad...

I just scrolled through so many of your posts that I have missed lately, and I am so impressed with how you are still trucking along with all you have to deal with the house and such!

You rock!
Lisa

andrea said...

Love that little blue dresser! You picked just the right shade it needed! I found you on the linky party. I am new to blogging, and just signed on as a follower. Hope you'll stop by! Regards, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

michelle said...

Just beautiful Cassie, I love the color you created! I hope that you are able to find a house that you and your family love, it is fun and scary all at the same time. Good luck with everything and I can't wait to see all your amazing projects once you get into your new home!
xo

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful dresser redo! I love the color you used and all the details in the dresser! Good luck with moving!