Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Piece of Work Wednesday Furniture Link Party Number 45!



It's party time!  I can't wait to see what you have been up to this week.... as far as FURNITURE projects go!  I have completed 3 dressers this week.  I showed you the orange dresser yesterday, and I was going to save this one for later and share a boring old coffee table today, but I am too excited.  I am hoping this one will work in my own room, but with Chris away, I need to wait to move it up the stairs.  I got it in the house and down the stairs by myself, but that was before I painted it and I don't want to knick it.  And I apologize for the not so great picture but I was only able to move it into our family room by myself.  Anyhow, here is the before picture of my dresser, a $30 Salvation Army find...
 I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do to this one.  I had been searching for a dresser to use just for this treatment.  I am sure many of you have seen this dresser in blogland.  And maybe you fell like I did?  Love. At. First. Sight.
So I headed over to my local Sherwin Williams and perused colors... I found a sample card that had Glimmer (the lightest) , Tidewater, Watery (which was very close to Tidewater, so I had them amp it up 20%), and Drizzle.  I already had a can of Snowbound at home for the body of the dresser. 
I sanded the dresser and have it 3 coats of Kilz Clean Start primer on the body, and 2 coats on the drawers.  Each drawer got 3 coats of paint (I bought sample sizes by the way to save money).  And the dresser got 3 coats of the Snowbound.  And here it is now!  I love it and hope it can hold my TV and cable box in my room so I can keep it. :)



So let's see the furniture greatness you guys have waiting for me!
Remember the RULES.
1. Furniture projects only- no crafts.
2. New to POWW- DO NOT LINK UP PROJECTS YU HAVE LINKED HERE BEFORE.
3. Not Etsy shops.
4. Must be a follower of my blog to party here.
5. Link back.... you can add my button to your post or sidebar, or a simple text link will do as well.
6. Please leave others some comment love!
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58 comments:

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

LOVE that dresser Cassie! Awesome job! The colors are perfect.

Ashley said...

Your dresser turned out beautiful! I love it...so unique and creative!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'm in love. It's beautiful! I think you should keep it ;-)

the modern cottage said...

that is so pretty!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice Cassie! Love the graduated colors on the drawers.

Ali Richardson said...

OH MY GOSH, I'm dying!!! I am so in love with it, seriously!!! It is gorgeous!!!!! Can you tell I love it!!!??? SO SO beautiful! Well done friend, well done!

Anna said...

such a pretty dresser, I love the colors!

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

I have been loving that inspiration dresser and have been searching for one for my daughter's room makeover. I'm so happy that you found one and to see it reproduced "in real life." Yours looks amazing and makes me want to find the perfect dresser even more! Thanks again for hosting.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Absolutely love it and haven't seen it before. This is something I would love to try. The possibilities of different graduated colors is endless. Awesome inspiration!

rachel @ gilly grey said...

You did a FABULOUS job Cassie! I love it!

Rachel
Xoxo

Jaime said...

Cassie that graduated look is so in right now (shower curtain from Anthro) and it turned out beautiful. So smart to buy sample sizes, your paint guys must really like you!

modern jane said...

I don't have furniture to share but I had to comment on your dresser! LOVE it! I hope you find a spot for it.. but if not you could send it my way:)

Katie said...

I have this exact same photo in my inspiration file! I've been dying to find an appropriate piece to try it on! You did an awesome job Cassie!! I love it! Hope it works at your place!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Cool idea! Think you might put pulls on it?

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Great job, I love the look of it. I hope you get to keep it!

Anne said...

yep - I agree with everyone - that dresser is amazing! :) Love it!

Rita said...

The dresser looks great and I hadn't seen that picture before. I must do something about this!!

Twice Nice said...

Cassie, that dresser turned out beautifully! I love the shading. Too bad you don't live closer, I think I already had 3 of those 4 colors in samples from SW from my oldest daughters room color search a couple years ago! Keep the dresser! Deb

Fiona said...

Hi Cassie, I've got this pinned in pinterest to do sometime. It's gorgeous.well done. Nothing to link up this week as I'm away skiing! Perhaps a photo of my burning quads?? Lol.
Cheers Fiona

Megan @ Apple House Revival said...

Oh I LOVE it! Now, to find me a dresser that will work with this treatment!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

Love this! It would be so cute in any color combination, but the blue is gorgeous!

simplyvonne said...

im in love! yes I have seen that dresser before either on pinterest or other blogs but I gotta say..you did a wonderful job on your dresser. it's just simply perfect!!! I want i want!

Ellen said...

That dresser is soooo cute! I would be keeping that baby! I have a dresser in my spare bedroom I might just be trying that on!

Elz said...

Oh that's so so pretty! Please keep it!! I love Tidewater by SW, it's such a soothing color.

jandjhome said...

Amazing. It's so funny, when I saw the first picture, I thought to myself, I hope she doesn't paint that awesome dresser. I'm so glad you did, its beautiful. You definitely need to keep it.

gail said...

Cassie! I love that chest of drawers! The colors are awesome. I'm glad you're thinking about keeping it!
gail

The Frosted Gardner said...

What fun! I would have never thought to do that - keep it, keep it!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

So cute! I used Watery in my basement bathroom. Too bad I don't have room for a dresser in there!!

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Love that idea. Your dresser looks fabulous!

Dharma said...

digging the "nod to the mod" lady! I'm with the peeps above - I'd keep that lovely thing :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is the perfect piece for that treatment! I love it! I bet we'll be seeing a whole lot of people giving that a try, including me. As always, I'm inspired. You make we want to head out to the garage to paint!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Cassie, that dresser is so you! It is so close to the inspiration picture. Have you ever noticed problems with bleed through with the Kilz Fresh Start? I've never tried it. Thanks for hosting :)

Cynthia said...

This looks really great. And you found the perfect piece to try it out on, too.

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Such a small difference between the colors can make such a big impact! Love it! And thanks for the party :)

Chrissie said...

Your dresser looks great. So fresh and clean. Thanks for hosting today!

Michaela said...

Wow, girl! It's amazing. So unique and fun!

Joselyn said...

Oh my word! I love your mid-century modern dresser, I love what you did with it and if I were you, I could not bear to let that go. Awesome!

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

Yep, me too, love at first sight!!! I love your take on it...I can just see this being the new trend in furniture: ombre paint (c:

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Dangnabit...should said yeah i wanted it ;-)
GORGEOUS!!! I am on the hunt for a dresser like this now!!

Meredith said...

Ooops! I accidentally posted twice Cassie! Could you delete #59 Bedside Bookcase?

Your dresser turned out fabulous! Great work!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

That little dresser is adorable!! Fingers crossed that it works in your space!!!! (and fingers still crossed for your new space ;) )

Brandi said...

so pretty, Cassie! Your dresser is adorable!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Whoo hoo! Just made it in time!!!!!!!! Like my description ;-)

SAS Interiors said...

I LOVE this dresser, Cassie! The color is great and it's just so unique.

~Jenna, SAS Interiors

Jeannine said...

I liked this dresser when I first saw your post. But today (23rd) Husband and I were out "estate saleing" and found a cute dresser for $20. I told him I saw this graded paint treatment that would be perfect for it. He couldn't picture it so I went back and found your dresser. Now I realize why I thought it was a perfect treatment: Its the exact dresser as yours only with five drawers! I'll post when he's done!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Cassie, I love the way this turned out. I think this would be a great treatment for my son's room. I need to find a nice tall dresser for him now. He's 6'2"!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I can scarcely believe that these photos are the same dresser! Excellent job! And I love the idea.

Warmly, Michelle

Mel said...

apparently we think alike using the gradient :)

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

LOVE it, Cassie! Question: why did you buy all diff colors as opposed to just adding white to the darkest each time? I've finally painted some furniture again, so I can't wait to get in on your paint parties!

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Love the colors! It came out amazing.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

Happy Monday!

Shaunna said...

Well, love love it!! Those colors are swoon-worthy! Thanks for linking up!!
:-)
shaunna

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Stunning, love it!!!

Michelle
ourwonderfilledlife.com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I had to make my own version of your dresser! http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2011/07/gradient-dresser.html

warriormom said...

Love it! Am going to do this is pinks for my daughter's room. And where did you get that WONDERFUL 'B'??
Tammy
http://embracingbliss.wordpress.com/

Kristen said...

I love this dresser! It is absolutely stunning. I plan to do this in my daughters' room - as soon as I can find a dresser. But for now, I shared this here: http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiring-next-generation.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Fantastic job and all my fav colors!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Amazing!! I love it!