Saturday, April 30, 2011

Turquoise Tall Boy and Nightstand

Craigslist finds have been a BIG bummer lately, so as I was haphazardly scanning through the pics, I couldn't believe this sweet dresser and nightstand set that had just been posted~


Oooo...I couldn't get my phone and call the number fast enough!   My husband's work was only a few miles away, so he picked them up on his way home from work. 

My mouse sander has been giving me all kinds of grief~ and has since been retired for good,  so I gave them a quick sanding with a medium grade sanding block~
I really like these little things!

I've been priming most of my pieces with this spray Kilz lately because my spray gun lays down a coat that is equal to about 2 regular coats.  It seemed like a waste of primer.  That, and it's easier, too! :)

After a light sanding, I sprayed on some "Embellished Blue," a Home Depot color that Sherwin-Williams color matched for me.

I heavily distressed these guys, so I had lots of bare wood exposed.  I picked up some stain that matched the original wood color.  It was called English Chestnut.
When I brushed the stain over the distressed edges, it looked so much better!  I decided to just wipe it all over the whole thing, rather than using glaze to antique. 

Using stain to age a piece is alot quicker and less messy than glaze.  The effect is just a little bit different.

I gave them a couple of coats of wipe on poly.  The tops also got a coat of wax, just to give them a nice even finish.

Here's a before of the dresser~

Here is the set all fixed up~








Thanks for stopping by!

56 comments:

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

I always love to see your finished projects - these did not disappoint! Just gorgeous!

Lesley Litrento said...

Really lovely.:)

Allison@FabRehab said...

Be still my heart. Love them!!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Kim!

These are beautiful! You always do amazing makeovers. I just love the color and distressing. Outside of white/gray... blue is one of my favorite colors for painted furniture. Looks great!
Hope you had a nice break! Missed you :) ~M

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Wow! Just gorgeous ~ love the colour you chose! Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi sometime!

themarketplacegirls said...

these are just beautiful. what do you use to do your sanding after painting ? an electric sander or by hand . if you use electric what brand and type do you recommend . tks so much , robin

European Paint Finishes said...

Beautiful Kim! Great finds... the color and finish are so pretty!

Deborah March said...

WELL done...and just the right amount of distressing! YUM!!

CeCe said...

Very nicely done. I love the lines of the pieces.. Think I better check out Craigs list more!

Tina said...

These are gorgeous!! I think these have to be my absolute favorite pieces that you refinished!!!

Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet said...

So very VERY nice! Could I include this too? :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Stunning! I am looking for a few bedroom pieces exactly like these. A long dresser would be nice too. Can't wait to find mine. You did an amazing job on these pieces. Did you really rub that dark stain all over the pieces? Did you immediately rub it off or let it set a bit? I love the look and would love to copy it on a piece I have here. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Holly Do. said...

I love it! Great color choice.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow! These are really pretty pieces and I love the color and the distressing! And I love when men bring furniture home! ... I just realized that I've missed your last few posts. Not sure why they have not been showing up. Maybe it's the name change. I was wondering when you were getting back from vacation! So, was it wonderful?

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

KIm, this is so chippy and gorgeous. The minute I spied it on MM, I knew it was either yours or Chrissie's! Thanks for not forgetting about me :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

stunning!!!!! these are my faves of yours ever!
and for some reason i am not getting your posts in my google reader since you switched names. i can't figure out why. argh!

the modern cottage said...

beautiful!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

over from wow.. you did a great job of refinishing.. the pieces are so pretty and I love the color

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the look of these pieces. They look much different (and better) than a lot of the standard distressed projects. I think your technique with the dark stain is why...anyway I love how they came out!

xinex said...

I love the color and the chippiness...Christine

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Gorgeous! I love the color you chose.

Ali Richardson said...

Kim, I love the way these turned out! The distressing looks so awesome! Great job :)

leah mari said...

what a great set! i love what you did with it!

The Paupers Castle said...

Love those 2 pieces! Fantastic job. Now, If only I could find that nice of stuff on Craig's list. Congrats on your find.

Blondie's Journal said...

These two pieces are just fabulous! It's great that you grabbed them up! And what a fantastic transformation...this is one of my favorite colors. I love the distressing you did!!

XO,
Janie

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These turned out so pretty! You make me want to be braver with color on my furniture!

Vintage Charm said...

Love, love, love!! The stain is perfect!

mom2crazygirls said...

love this! i also love antiquing with stain especially when i dont have time for glaze. looks great!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Ok Help me First love them the color and everything
1st sand
2nd primer
3rd paint turquoise
4th sand
5th stain
6th wax or poly

how do you get the white color in?

Janice

Megan said...
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Megan said...

Fantastic! I love the colour :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They turned out gorgeous, Kim! Love the color and the distressing on these pieces!

visiting from Frugalicious Friday!

Megan said...

Love it! I've never used stain to glaze with, but the look is awesome!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Hi - visiting from the Shabby Nest. You did a fantastic job! Love the color and the distressing is perfect!

Screaming Meme said...

I love it!!! Great great job! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

gail said...

very, very pretty! I need to do more distressing. :)
thanks for linking up and linking back!
gail

Pamela said...

Another great find and ohhh sooo pretty!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

You find the best pieces Kim....These are so french country!

Have a great weekend...
Lisa

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great color. They are some shapely pieces and they turned out fantastic. The original hardware is pretty too.

Sherrie said...

Chippy turquoise so yummy! Beautiful!

Terry said...

Pretty to the extreme~

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

love these Kim!!!!

Kim said...

Love the color...they look awesome!!

The Painted Parlor said...

I thought I was already 'following' your blog, I guess I wasn't- well I am now :). Congrats on being featured on Cassie's POWW!!

Julie :)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

So pretty, I love them!

XO
Lenore

Chrissie said...

I love these pieces. French provincial is my favorite style to redo! I love the blue and the distressing.

Suzanne said...

These two pieces turned out so cute. I really like them alot. Some of your best work!!!

Stephanie said...

These pieces turned out gorgeous! Love the color you chose and the distressing is perfect!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Really love what you did with these pieces - that color is amazing....do you mind emailing me the color you used? would really appreciate it! going back over your post again to see how you did this! xoxo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

sorry, reading helps. lol - just saw the color you used...fabulous job! xoxo

Amy W. said...

Love * Love * Love how this set turned out! :)

have a creative day,

Amy W.

Sherrie said...

This is a beautiful makeover!

fresh_look_furniture said...

The distressing is absolutely perfect! :) Great job!

Shabby Marilyn said...

You have changed names but I found you! New follower and I do like your work. I saw all your past projects, great job! I was not able to bring up your shop?? I hope you stop by my blog, I also redo furniture! Looking forward to your new items!

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

Beautiful. I love the blue and you did such a great job distressing the pieces too.

Zane Wooder said...

I wonder sometimes what you do with all this furniture you fix up? Do you keep it all?

zane

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