Monday, September 12, 2011

Duck Egg Blue Curvy Dresser

This old dresser was big, heavy, and pretty ugly!!!  The brown you see isn't wood, it's a nasty brown paint that was slapped over the wood by a previous owner.
 
I've already posted a few other projects that I've used chalk paint on, but this was actually my first CP piece.  :)  Earlier this summer I won Kathie's CP giveaway!  The giveaway included two cans of CP, dark and light wax, and two crazy awesome waxing brushes.  I know...I am soooo lucky!

After much deliberation, I picked out Duck Egg Blue and Old White.

I went ahead and lightly sanded the dresser before I got started painting to smooth out the shoddy paint job it had been given years ago. 

I gave the drawers one coat of Duck Egg Blue, and the rest of the dresser base got two coats of the Old White.

I sanded the heck out of it, using my orbital sander as well as sanding sponges.

I waxed the dresser with clear wax and then hit only the white parts with the dark wax.

I stripped the top, sanded and stained it Ebony~

Wow...I did not realize the ebony would be so dark!  I wanted the top to match the shabbiness of the rest of the dresser, so I mixed up a whitewash of old white/water, brushed it on and let it dry.  After that, I sanded most of the whitewash off, leaving just enough white here and there to look like it had been worn off over the years.

I finished the top with tung oil and finally some Minwax dark wax~
Of course I could have used Annie's dark wax, but I wanted to save that for the chalk paint.

All finished~
















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43 comments:

Serendipity Chic Design said...

One of my favorites of yours Kim! To start, the piece is phenominal and the color combination you chose is perfect! The distressing is also perfection!

Take care,
Lisa

Stephanie said...

Love how this turned out!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Great choices on this piece! I'm a big fan of duck egg...can't wait to try it! Love that you softened it with old white and loved the stained top!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very nice! I love the lined drawers; they echo the black-and-white finish you put on top.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a cool piece! I need to try the duck egg. I love the way you used it with the old white! Good job Kim!

Twice Nice said...

Great color combination! Love the way it turned out. Deb

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

I love it! Of course! Where do you get that pretty drawer liner?

The Painted Parlor said...

Love, love, love this piece!! It turned out perfect. Great lining in the drawers too!

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

So great! Love it!

Katie said...

This looks so great Kim!! That's one of my favorite dresser styles and you did an incredible job with it! Love the distressing!

Deborah said...

Lovely!
Love the duck egg blue paint..mine is on its way!! :)

Deborah

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that duck egg blue! love the worn look of this piece!

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

Kim, I love it!! You did such a great job on this! I am always so afraid to sand down too much, but you did this one in all the right spots. Looks awesome!

Melissa and Scott said...

AH-MAZING! I have a feeling we will see this one featured at some of the linky party, after parties!

Suzanne said...

This dresser is so cute!!! Every time you do a new piece, I think it is my most favorite. Well done!!

Jessica said...

Love it! Blue is one of my favorite colors. These big guys look so much better painted up. jessica @ paintinmyhair.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

This has that perfect aged look to it, great job!! I'd so love to try ASCP but it's not in Australia yet!

Sara said...

So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

Katie said...

Ahhh! More amazingness! I'm beyond jealous.

Megan @ Apple House Revival said...

It's beautiful! I particularly like how you treated the top. Very nice work!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

You've done it once again! I love the distressed look on this piece. I love that color :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous! Awesome distressing.
Mandy
www.projectqueen.org

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the dresser and the colors. fabulous job as always!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You rocked this! Love the color choices, and the distressing.

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

Kim, holy smokes! This piece is amazing. I agree with Lisa- one my my faves that you have done; it's incredible! I love it. Aren't you smitten with the ASCP? I can't believe what you won... so green with envy right now over here :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Quack, quack--love the duck egg blue and the finish is just perfect! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore the duck egg blue! The combo of colors you used is perfect. And the picture with the flowers on top really add a pop of color to the nice photography!

I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday (in progress) and a giveaway!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous piece! And I'm totally loving the 3 tones you used on it. So pretty!

Featured you on FJI Facebook for SNS 99. :)

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Donna

craftedniche said...

Gorgeous! Looks amazing. Thank GOODNESS you rescued it from it's painted-brown debacle. I'll never understand why people paint wood BROWN?! Why not just stain it. Bah.

And WOW! Congrats on winning that giveaway. What a lucky gal. :-)

Have a great weekend -
Dana @ CraftedNiche.wordpress.com

vintageshabbychicks said...

Hey Kim...I absolutely LOVE this dresser and mirror!! You did a fabulous job..wish it was mine :-)) Julie

Gwen said...

It is SO Pretty. I can't wait for the day when I can try ASCP! I love your dresser!

Lindsay said...

Love the vasaline trick I just tried it oit on a project and I love how it turned out, thanks for sharing, love this dresser by th way it looks awesome! I'm a new follower:)
Lindsay
countrygirlhome.blogspot.com

driftwoodesign said...

Great Empire dresser! Love the drawer liners you picked. Keep up the great work!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Oh Kim...you are daring. I don't know if I could get so creative w/ distressing after painting. This is definitely one of my favorites!!!

Sherrie said...

Love that color! This piece is perfectly aged to perfection. Nice job!

whimsicalperspective said...

I love this! You inspired me to create one of my own. I took your type of distressing and combined it with a color scheme from the newest Flea Market Magazine. Thank you for inspiring me with something different! Love your version! I liked your blog up to my to give you the credit you deserve. :)

theyardsalemama.blogspot said...

This is truly terrific!!! Even inside the drawers are fabulous!!!

Chrissie said...

This piece is amazing! Oh my word, your gorgeous distressing....

Janel@hatingmartha said...

This is one of the best jobs on funiture I have seen. It is perfect and I am so needing to go on the hunt for something similar! Great job!

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

this is gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, I love this piece. Super colors and finish.

whimsicalperspective said...

Hi Kim,
I know this is an older post but it is still one of my favs. I featured it this week on My Favorite Things! Stop by and check it out.
http://whimsicalperspective.blogspot.com/

Zane Wooder said...

I think too many times we see dresses naturally brown. Brown can be a boring color for dressers.

zane

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