Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A New Look for an Old Piece

This is the piece that I gave you guy's a little peak of in my last post. I found this at a garage sale right before Christmas on my way to drop Toby off at the groomers. The man sold it to me for $20! It's been sitting in our garage ever since (way to dirty to bring in the house)!! So after deciding on the perfect color I got to it, and I have to say I love how it turned out and love this color. AS Aubusson Blue.




Here's a Before after I washed the whole thing down with Murphy 's Oil soap. The chest was missing one of the handles on the top so I removed them both, filled in the holes and added two new knobs. I really think my hubby thought I was losing it when I brought this one home;)

And here's the after. I love the patina the dark wax adds!



The draws where pretty plain so I glued these appliques on them.


I love the look it added.





Decided to leave the top part stained.



Original hardware just cleaned it up a bit.











One more before and after, I just love how this piece turned out!

I'll be back with another post to show you the vignette.

After working on this piece most of Saturday, here is what I found when I walked into the family room.
                  I guess Victoria got tired of waiting for her mama!

      * My GIVEAWAY ends tonight at midnight*


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65 comments:

Shelia said...

Martina! It's gorgeous! I love the color and those little wood medallions just added the wow factor! Precious little sleeping one! You did great as always.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful transformation, Martina! I can see why you suggested that blue to me for my dresser. The appliques were the perfect touch, too. They really changed the look of the front.

Goldie said...

I love the way that turned out!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This turned out beautiful. So far, I have not liked anything that I have done in the Aubusson blue, and have re-done all of it. I loved it in the store, and I love your piece, so I don't know what my deal is? Great deal on the chest also!

Gail said...

It's gorgeous Martina! Love the appliques you added. How sweet is that little one of yours...she's precious!!!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Kathy said...

Wow...what a differnce, just love it and that special angel of yours!!!

AntiqueChase said...

Love the piece now with the dark top! Hey I recognize that "nesting" pillow behind your darling girl!! I have it too!

Andrea said...

I love that chalk paint colour, and your dresser looks glorious in it!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

That turned out great. You'd never know they were the same tables. Love the details you added and that color is gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

I really like how that turned out. It has much more personality with it's new color. Your daughter looks so sweet sleeping there. She reminds me of my son . Mine has done that before and then I felt guilty.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I love it. My favorite color that I so want to use on something else. Love the appliques.

Karen said...

Wow Martina, that looks like a completely different piece. Love the color, its gorgeous.

Judy said...

Love that dresser makeover. It looks absolutely gorgeous. Great color and I love the top being a different color. So smart to add the appliques.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It turned out wonderful. I love that color too.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Fantastic Martina! It turned out so pretty and I love the color and the appliques!

Rondell♥

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

What a great tranformation. The color is so rich and lush now. I love the depth. Enjoy!

Yayi said...

¡Un cambio sensacional! Fantástico trabajo. Te felicito.
Saludos.

Gina said...

It's fantastic, Martina! I love the color you chose.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love it Martina!

Victoria is adorable!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You did a great job making that one over. Victoria looks so sweet!

Tanya said...

This turned out so nice! Great job :) Love the color.

Cindy said...

Your old piece looks fabulous, my friend! You did a great job on it, I love the color, the stained top and the new appliques. I have never used dark wax, I need to look into it, I think.
Hugs, Cindy

Mariaelena said...

Love this piece Martina...you are doing such a great job painting the furniture....xo, Mariaelena

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
You did a beautiful job on your chest. I love how you added the medallions and the color is fabulous.

Love the pic of your little darlin.

hugs
Sissie

Becca said...

Wow, Martina ... now *that's* a transformation and an amazing one at that !! I love it ... you truly brought it back to life, with its new color being spectacular ... the dark wax was the perfect choice, too! And, what a cutie patootie!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Martina, this piece is da bomb girl! I do not think I would have looked twice at it myself. Amazing job girl!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow Martina, what a beautiful transformation! Love the color and embellishments...very nice!!!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful! Aubusson Blue is one of my favorite colors.

d e l i g h t said...

Martina, that is just beautiful! I love the color you chose! The handles are so my style! Great job!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the color! Beautiful makeover Martina!

At The Picket Fence said...

So beautiful Martina! I love that color! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. Such a cute pic of your daughter!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautifully done! I love the new color and love the embellishments. Oh, and I especially love that price!

Have a great day.
Pam

debbie refresh restyle said...

The color is perfect and the addition of the embellishments takes it to the next level! I love it!
Debbie

Miranda said...

This looks fantastic! I LOVE the blue. I have an AS Duck Egg Blue and it's just not dark enough, but your blue is very striking. I love how you gave this so much pizazz.

Honey at 2805 said...

The is a gorgeous piece, Martina! The color is beautiful and the added details really set it off perfectly!

NanaDiana said...

Martina-That looks GREAT! You did a wonderful job of it..and the color and appliques are perfect.

Love the picture of the sleeping Little Miss. xo Diana

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful piece! Love the blue color and added decals to the front!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...what an awesome deal you got here...$20? Lovin' the color that you used on it...so very pretty.

Blessings,
Linda

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Your chest looks wonderful. I have been "collecting" blue painted furniture for a blog post and would love to include your piece. x Sharon

Lori said...

and... extra STORAGE! Lucky you, it looks wonderful.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - absolutely fabulous! You REALLY got a deal on that piece and turned it into Cinderella at the ball! Linda

Kathy said...

Love the color you choose. Adding the wooden medallions really added to the piece of furniture -kicked it up a notch :-) beautiful project.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Love this makeover...the appliques make a big difference and the hardware is beautiful...Looks so fresh!! Great find!!
Your little one is so sweet!
All the Best,
Christine

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Nicely done, it is beautiful, and i love the color.

Dusty McRae said...

Great color!! What a great find for $20.00 you rocked that piece. Great Job!!!

Your little sleeping angel is precious!!

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Linda said...

That turned out beautifully...I have been looking for a narrow dresser to redo for our bedroom...our big one is almost that same color! Have a great day!!

Deidre~ said...

Just beautiful! LOVE the color choice too:) Stop over to my blog and check out my desk its the same color:)) Love what you did:) Deidre~ http://simplysiomplisticated4.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, The chest looks wonderful and I love the color you painted it. xo, Sherry

Kristel said...

Love how the chest turned out! It is the perfect blue. Now I want an AS in blue too...ahh!

Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness! It looks fabulous! And I love seeing the shot of your daughter.So adorable!

xinex said...

I love the transformation, Martina! Great job and beautiful choice of color. Your Victoria is so beautiful!...Christine

Cozy Little House said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! And the prettiest shade of blue. Wish I'd found it. I STILL need something for my clothes.
Brenda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

First of all, Victoria is so cute. Love what you did with this piece. The appliques add so much, and the blue is wonderfully dramatic.

Pamela said...

Martina it looks wonderful! I love the detail that you added! Congrats Terri!

pam {simple details} said...

Gorgeous!! The hardware is beautiful with the color you chose, can't wait to see what you do with it!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

Savvy Seasons said...

Martina~ WOW, what a phenomenal transformation! I love-love-love that piece! Well done! xo ~Liz

Jeanne said...

I gave a similar chest to my daughter in law when we moved. I'm sending her the link. What a beautiful transformation!

Pam said...

That color just pops! Great choice.

Sherry said...

That turned out awesome! Love how the color and appliques transformed it. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous - love the color on this!! Thanks for linking up!

cityfarmer said...

ya done good honey ... !!!

thanks so much for linking ... se ya next week

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

I really love the idea of adding the trim pieces! Thanks again for sending so many followers to my Restyled Sundays party!

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