Monday, March 28, 2011

Robin's Egg Blue Dresser

I saw this dresser at our Salvation Army, but as happens all too often the original price was just outrageous!  A couple weeks later it was still there, and I was suprised to see it had been marked WAAAAY down into my price range!

I sanded it and repaired missing areas of veneer with my KwikWood epoxy putty.
You can find it at Home Depot!

After that I gave it a quick coat of Kilz~

I headed to Sherwin Williams and they mixed up a Home Depot color for me~"Embellished Blue."

The dresser got a heavy distressing around the edges with my sander, and then I brushed on the darkest brown RL Glaze, "Tobacco."

For the finish, I wiped on a couple coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly.

The original knobs were gold. And ugly. 
I found these glass knobs at a vintage shop near my house that I used for the top knobs~

For the bottom drawers I just fixed up some of these wooden knobs to match the rest of the dresser.

Remember how the dresser looked before?

So much better now~















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68 comments:

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Very nice..I love the diamante knobs!
-Jackie

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Love this colour and the paper (fabric?) in the drawers, perfection!

the modern cottage said...

so sweet! I love the color you chose!
-Alison

driftwoodesign said...

Looks great! I'm going to get around to doing a blue/grey something soon. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD
Stop by for a visit.

Artichoke Alley said...

Beautiful! I love the distressing and I love the look of your new blog too!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Love it!!
Is that just paper in the drawer?
You did a really great job!!
Oh and great new name!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is totally amazing. What a transformation! Your blog is looking good too. I have a tv cabinet that is veneer I think...it's from Sauder and was an assemble-yourself thing. It's a dark (fake) cherry. If I wanted to paint it would I follow the same steps you did for this dresser? Thanks and stop by my blog if you have time...I'm following you now too. ~Ann

Nikki said...

KIM! I love it! check this out...I posted a makeover on the same exact dresser yesturday :) must have been a popular dresser back in the day...I love the color you chose, and the distressing is awesome!

Jacqueline said...

It looks lovely! I love the drawer liner as well. How do you use the Kwikwood? I'm looking for something to use on my dresser that's missing some pieces of wood on it.

Tyla said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! The glass knobs are especially nice.

Ali Richardson said...

SOOO much better now!!! LOVE the new name :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That does not even look like the same dresser! And I love that shade of blue. I would like this one in my house! Nicely done Kim!!!

Lisa-FrugalFinder said...

Hi Kim! Just found your blog :) I would love if you would come check mine out too. www.beforemeetsafter-frugalfinder.blogspot.com. I too am in LOVE with robin's egg blue, as it's a color often found in our home! Great job :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what?!? where am i? how did i get here? ;)
that dresser is fabulous- the perfect touch of color and sparkle!

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

Why can't I find THAT dresser at my thrift store? It would be absolutely perfect for my daughter's room - of course, that is after it had the TLC treatment you gave yours :) Love the transformation of the dresser, and your blog!

Sarah's Salvages said...

Ooo much better! Love the color

Terry said...

Oh my how adorable!

Becca said...

Beautiful!! Love the paint color you chose, as well as those awesome knobs! *Becca*

European Paint Finishes said...

Everything about the dresser looks perfect Kim! Love the color and great job on the distressing! Also like the new name!!!

Chrissie said...

I love your new name! The dresser is gorgeous, I love the distressing, what a beautiful piece!

thecrankyqueen said...

I like your new identity/name/blog...everyone needs a change sometimes and I like! Love the dresser redo...that color is awesome. As usual, amazing job. Keep Junkin' tiff

Melissa and Scott said...

I love that dresser...I want it...I don't need a new dresser or have room for one but it is just ADORABLE!

AND Love the new name BTW.

ShantyGirl said...

this is beautiful and I love how you share your technique and colors with us!
Sherry

Katie said...

*Sigh* I love this! Such pretty curves and I love that color!

Ryan and Loni said...

Very cute dresser.... I love the new name of your blog as well. Great choice!

Shanae Branham said...

Good work. The dresser turned out beautiful!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

You definitely know a good piece when you see one. Love the little curved legs of this dresser! You did an outstanding job refinishing. Just found your lovely blog via Kim's. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Have a great day!
Tammy

Mariaelena said...

Hi Kim, nice to meet you...so glad I found your blog...what a transformation you did on that dresser...Fabulous!!!!...I'm following you..come and visit my blog...enter to win my giveaway going on now!!!...Happy Tuesday, Mariaelena

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Love the name and new look of your blog, Kim! I think it fits your personality better!
You always amaze me with the beautiful pieces you transform. This dresser was lucky to find you :) Love the curved drawers, color and knobs. Beautiful!
Hugs...

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a gorgeous dresser, just love it!!!
So glad you linked up, thank you :)
XO
Kristin

Lauren said...

It's beautiful! I love how you lined the drawers with pretty paper...I mean, why shouldn't the inside be beautiful too?!

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

this is lovely! it would look great in my master bedroom make over! you did a great job as usual! i like the new name of your blog and the look too!

http://cottageromance.blogspot.com/2011/03/master-bedroom-almost-done.html

Linda said...

This turned out beautifully... love the color! Hopped over from Wow Us Weds...

Sarah, Three Boys said...

LOVE IT!! Awesome paper, distressing, knobs.... SWOON:)

Pamela said...

Another beautiful piece!!

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

This is fabulous!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Lovely, lovely! I love this style of dresser. Thanks for stopping by Red Hen Home!

Heather @ A Table for One, Please said...

What a transformation! I love it. I haven't gotten the hang of glaze..I def need to practice to get to where my projects turn out like this!

I found you through the Paint Party at Domestically Speaking..glad to be following you now!

Heather @ A Table for One, Please
www.dorilukedesigns.com

Restyled Vintage said...

Kim.....that is STUNNING. My favourite piece that you have done so far. Who would have thought that was even the same dresser? Love the colour, too!

xx Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful lines on that old piece .... great job

Pamela said...

Wow! This is fantastic! What a transformation!!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Those knobs. That Embellished Blue. I'm melting just looking at that piece.

Wow.

I'd LOVE if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

Julie said...

Very nice! I love the little keyholes!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a beautiful color! Love all the details: the knobs and the drawer liners!

emilysnan said...

hiya what a great change , i love htose glass knobs and the blur is just gorgeous , tfs
hope to see you at mine sometime
xmaggiex

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Very cool piece. I had a similar one (but smaller) that I did in pink for my niece. Great job!

Lisas Creative Home said...

Beautiful Tansformation! Love the color:)

Laurel said...

This is adorable...LOVE the color! Visiting form BTPF :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Erin said...

GORGEOUS makeover!! I love the new color and distressing! :)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i adore this dresser! you did such an excellent job on it!! i LOVE the color you chose too and the mix of the glass and wood knogs. you are one talented lady!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love it, beautiful color! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

April said...

That is stunning! Fantastic color!

Cindy said...

i love it....whenever i find something that is too expensive at the goodwill, it's always gone when i go back....some people just don't mind paying more, but i do!!!

great job..

hugs...

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love this remake. Love the color and the finish...just beautiful!

Emily said...

Love this dresser, it turned out amazing!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Butterflies & Seashells said...

I love it. I am working on an almost identical peice except it is lower....same shaped leg. My paint is a softer blue but it does not show up good in photos. Check out my work in progress.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Amazing change Kim...for the better of course! I agree, my SA marks their prices really high too....

Take care,
Lisa

Rhonda said...

I love it - the color is great!
Rhonda

Michaela said...

Wow! What a difference! Love the color. I just redid my own dresser, too! Found you from Remodelaholic link party (:

Angela said...

What a transformation! I love it, the colour is perfect.
Kisses,
Angela.

Lee and Beth said...

Awwww. It's so purdy. I love anything painted Robin's egg blue. And glass knobs are my favorite. Love!! :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Beth.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love your dresser! The finish is beautiful! That is a perfect color blue and it looks fabulous with the distressing and glaze.

Suzanne said...

Another one of my "favorites". The handles are a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Kim-so very pretty! Love the color!
The link was wrong on the Catch as Catch Can party, so I fixed it.
thanks for linking up and linking back!
gail

Shellie said...

so very pretty, I like! :)

Janis said...

Don't ya love how a coat of paint (and lots of elbow grease) can revitalize a piece of furniture. Love the blue and those knobs.

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i love this too! the paper in the drawer is awesome!

Zane Wooder said...

I love the new knobs. You most of been so happy to hear that the price was knocked down.

zane

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