Thursday, May 17, 2012

Be Yourself and My Dresser Reveal: The Unstaged Edition

First of all, you can find me over at the DIY Club today sharing how a simple vinyl is inspiring my family each day before we leave the house.  If you can't guess from my title, it's about being yourself.  We are all unique and we all have something wonderful to offer this world that only we can offer.... I want to raise my kids to know that, and I hope you are all aware of it, too. :)  So hop on over to see which quote I chose to remind my family of this on a daily basis.

Secondly, you may remember I shared a dresser I bought for my master bedroom for $60 on craigslist.  I had not been planning to get a new dresser, but when I saw this one... that changed!

Since we plan on painting the room in a few weeks, for now the dresser waits in the garage, but I couldn't leave you hanging.
In my last post about it, I was hemming and hawing over a color choice.  I finally decided on a color somewhere between a teal and a turquoise.  It's called "Surf Blue" by Benjamin Moore.  I also bought a quart of the next color down (darker) as a tinted primer.  I wanted some darker undertones.  Because it rained so much, I wasn't able to work on it right away, so while I waited, I rub n buffed the hardware, which had become a dingy brass.  I used gold leaf rub-n-buff to brighten it up.

I gave the dresser an all over sanding and removed as much of the white paint as possible.  I gave it two coats of primer, followed by two coats of paint.  I distressed it by hand and then went over it with Minwax golden oak stain.  I let that dry and then I waxed it all over with Minwax paste wax.  I allowed that to dry, buffed it, and put the hardware back on.  And here it is.... remember it's unstaged right now, and just posing in my driveway for some photos!  (The color is most accurate in the first picture)








I love it!  Our room needed a bright pop of color, and this is going to be it. :)
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78 comments:

René said...

What a great piece! The finish and hardware look great and for $60?? Very nice!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

just gorgeous and so very you. I've just painted a little chest of drawers a turquoise. funny that we're on the opposite sides of the world but thinking like minded!

A place 2 call home said...

I love this, it's so beautiful. Can't wait to see the progress of your master bedroom! : )

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Can't wait to see it in the room!

The Far Fifty said...

Very cool dresser, I see why you had to buy it! Love the paint job :)

Catherine said...

Imagine me dancing in my seat - that is just gorgeous! I can't wait to see the room all put together... the dresser, the rug, the chair, all amazing and I'm sure you'll put it together beautifully!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

The dresser is beautiful! I love the hardware. Rub-n-buff ROCKS!

Dee

Bella said...

LOVE it!! Can't wait to see it in your room.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The dresser is fabulous! I love the color. YOu have really breathed new life into this stunning piece! Thanks for the tip about Rub AND Buff!
Lots of inspiration here! So glad I stopped by!

Anne said...

Oh how fabulous!!! I love that dark turquoise colour and those handles are fantastic. Great job!!

Dana Frieling said...

It had to have been the hardware that sold you on the piece! You put so much attention to detail into your furniture redos...love that about you!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

wowza. that hardware is so glam. and what a fun pop of color. can't wait to see it in your room.

Cathy Wall said...

Wow, what a process...and an amazing result! This piece is "knock your socks off stunning" Cassie! Love all of your little tricks, like the darker primer, the stain and the waxing. Maybe someday my DIY-ADD self will attempt such a piece but for now I'll live vicariously thru you!

Allison@FabRehab said...

I am simply in love with this. Color, style and hardware. You did it again!

Andrea said...

That is gorgeous, the dresser itself, the color and the fabulous hardware! Great job. Can't wait to see that in your room.

Megan said...

You always pick the perfect color!! That is fabulous with the gold metal!!! Love love love!

circadee.com said...

oooh great color!

Decor & Harmony said...

Wowie! I love this :) Maybe I should jazz up my dresser, have a great day Cassie.

Ellen said...

I love the way the dresser turned out! It's going to be beautiful in your room!

17 Perth said...

The color is perfect and that hardware is gorgeous---absolutely LOVE it.

Maury Kilgo said...

Excuse me while I drool.

GORGEOUS! I love the handles and the color. So pretty. I've been hoping to find something like this for our new dining room.

Twice Nice said...

I'm dying over that hardware! Gorgeous finish Cassie, and I love that color!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Holy crap! That is one of my favs from you...love the color with that hardware!!!

DecorandtheDog said...

I'm drooling over that hardware!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

That hardware is worth $60 all cleaned up!

Laura said...

It looks so good! The color is amazing, and that hardware with it, gorgeous!

Clydia said...

Ah-mazing! I am in love with the hardware. You did a fantastic job on it. :)

pam {simple details} said...

Simply...STUNNING!!

Korrie Bastian said...

Oh, that color is gorgeous! Great work.

Ange said...

I'm dying over that color on the dresser, it's love I tell you! I'm really excited to see your room come together!

Nicole {Home for Hire} said...

I love this! I can't wait to see it in its new home :)

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I have never been so jealous of hardware in my life! That is amazing Cassie! The color is beautiful!

Kelly said...

That is gorgeous! I love the tip to use a darker primer. And yes, I would totally steal that amazing hardware.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I LOVE it! The gold hardware looks so so great against that color.

Jessamie Vincent said...

Yup. Love it. KNEW I WOULD!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love when surprises come along and change your mind! ... You already know I love it, but now I love it even more seeing the hardware up close - gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Love it!! As everyone has already said the hardware is beautiful! Can't wait to see it all put together.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Gorgeous! I love the lines and the colors! It's breathtaking! :)

The Bold Abode said...

hehehe...

Anne @ Hello Newmans said...

pretty pretty pretty. the color is great!

Allison said...

Fantastic color! Fantastic hardware and a fantastic job Cassie! I love this piece. You'll have to show it in your bedroom. It will look amazing.

Jay said...

Lovely color. :)

Good job.

Ashley C. said...

Can't wait to see it staged and in your room but I LOVE the gold hardware - very vintage-esque.

Andrea said...

OMG!!!! It is absolutely stunning!!!!! I wish I had your luck with the finds on Craig's list!!!! :)

reFresh reStyle said...

You know I love this color! The finish looks as smooth as ...I love it!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Love the color with the gold/brass hardware!


Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Upscale Downhome said...

Love, love, love that color. Gorgeous!

Christine @ Park House Love said...

Oooh I love it! That color is amazing and I love the detail in the hardware..really pops against the blue!

Lauren -aCommonersCastle said...

I LOVE this! It looks incredible! The color is perfect! I can't wait to see it in your room!

Stephanie said...

Wow wow wow. This is stunning! I would LOVE to have this piece in my home. How long did this whole process take you?

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Ali Richardson said...

IT IS SERIOUSLY SO AWESOME!!!!!! Yelling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay May!

gail wilson said...

ohh, cassie! your dresser is fabulous! love the color. can't wait to see it in it's new home.
gail

the Turquoise Iris said...

Right up my alley! I adore this little jewel! Thanks for the inspiration:)

amy of the salvage collection said...

ahhhhhh! i'm dying! i'm envious! i'm loving it! i'm overwhelmed right now, haven't posted in days BUT i had to comment on this amazing find and fabulous redo!

you rocked and rolled this baby!!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Gorgeous, and that hardware, oh my! You know this is one of my favorite colors.

Jill said...

That is so glamorous! What a fantastic job!!

Drama Mama Lori said...

Woweeee! Just my favorite color!!! Nice work!! ~Lori

Junky Vagabond said...

Love, love, love that hardware! And the color will be beautiful in the master - another awesome transformation!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

awesome upgrade! i am in love with that funky hardware.

Becca said...

WOW! This was totally stunning! The hardware is rad and pops with that color! Love it Cassie!
xo Becca

Hetty said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love love the color and hardware

Eclectically Vintage said...

The hardware is amazing! What a score - and that color - may be stealing it for a dresser I need to paint. POP of fabulous is more like it!
Kelly

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how it came out!! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Laura@Corner House said...

I love this piece. I featured it on friday night.

Good Time Charlie said...

The color is absolutely gorgeous. It will look so awesome in your driveway with that gold mirror topped nightstand! I found some hardware for the dresser that was giving me fits for our bedroom this weekend. Now just waiting for the casters. You are inspiring me to keep going on the bedroom makeover! I was telling my friend, it isn't really "redecorating" because it was never really decorated at all, just filled with random things. PS that hardware on the dresser is AMAZING!

Chrissie said...

What an amazing piece! I love it!!!

Kristine @ Lovely Again by Kris said...

Beautiful - I can't wait to see it in your room! I LOVE the color!!!!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

I love the color you chose, but wow, that hardware is just phenomenal! Beautiful.

Stacey said...

Beautiful job Cassie - what a great color!!!
Thanks for linking!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Emily Morgenstern said...

Beautiful!! I love love love the color!!

This has been pinned!!

Decorating Insanity said...

Cassie,
This piece is amazing...I'm in love. Thank you for linking up to Furniture Friday

Adelina Priddis said...

that is a really pretty color!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

The hardware alone is so amazing…..and the color is going to be fantastic in your bedroom (which has me thinking….did you keep the rug in there??) What an amazing job you do giving pieces of furniture new life. Thanks for sharing your process on this piece.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

This piece is gorgeous!!! :) xx HOlly

Miss Charming said...

Truly gorgeous hardware! (No wonder you snatched it up.). Beautiful color choice, too. (Looking forward to seeing the whole room reveal.)

Me and My DIY said...

Cassie, this is absolutely beautiful! Your credenza looks so happy in its new color! Great job!

Penny Williams said...

So jealous! I LOVE this dresser! Love the color! Love the hardware! I want it! :-)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely beautiful, Cassie!