Monday, January 28, 2013

~Dresser Reveal~

One down 4 more pieces to go!! I am so happy with the way this dresser turned out, my daughter is too! I love the look of pine furniture, but this piece over the years started to get an orangey color that I was not diggin. The pieces in Mackenzie's room are our original bedroom furniture before we went and bought our new set in darker wood.

BEFORE:
AFTER:
 I used AS chalk paint in Pure White and waxed with the clear wax. I didn't want this piece heavily distressed so I just sanded around the edges of the drawers and this decorative fan that's on the middle drawer.


 I did sand a little heavier on the top for a worn look.
 Now I can't wait to get the walls painted!!
 One more before & after...
 Now that the dresser is finished I'm working on the mirror that goes with it. 
Here's a peek...
 Thanks so much for stopping by, have a super week!!
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57 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

What a huge difference a bit of paint can make! I'm not a fan of that orangey-pine look either!
Cannot wait to see when it's all done and in place!

xo

Andie

NanaDiana said...

Martina-That turned out gorgeous...and just enough distressing to make it interesting. Sometimes when there is too much distressing I think you lose the "lines" of the piece. GREAT job- I can't wait to see the other pieces. xo Diana

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great in white Martina!
Nice work!

Pam

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Looks lovely in white! Great job!

Laurie said...

this is beautiful, I would love this color of paint, I'll have to see what they have here,

Judy K said...

I love it! I am loving AS pure white more and more. It's so awesome that you were able to transform the dresser like that. Can't wait to see the mirror.

Cindy said...

That's beautiful, Martina, I know the rest of the pieces are going to be just as nice. YOu will love it when it's finished.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love it Martina! What a difference and can't wait to see how the mirror turns out!

Patty Sumner said...

Martina, it looks great. I love the white... I amazes me how a little paint can turn an old piece into a perfectly new one....Looking forward to seeing the mirror. Blessings!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks really good, Martina! What a freshening up for the plain pine look.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It looks so fresh and updated! I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can start our dresser and two night tables. I had planned to strip and restain the tops. Now seeing your tops painted I'm not so sure. How many pieces can you get painted with one can of AS? Hope you share the full room when it is done.

Dawn said...

Great transformation Martina, it looks so fresh and new now:)

Dixie Delights said...

I LOVE it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that beautiful fresh look, Martina. Great piece.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dresser looks amazing. I am so happy you didn't distress it to death. It looks gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, the dresser turned out gorgeously! I love it. You're such a busy gal!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

It looks really good, Martina. Nice job on the distressing.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

I love the fresh new look of the dresser! Beautiful!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love it in white, Martina.

Peggy said...

I just discovered your blog this week and I love it. Very motivating and full of great projects.

Debbiedoo's said...

You totally updated this piece Martina. Love the crisp white!Nice job.

Ron said...

Martina, you are a great painter. It looks sooooo much better. Great job. xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks so good and I don't like orangey pine either.

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

Looks great Martina! Going to be beautiful with the mirror!!!

chateau chic said...

Great transformation, Martina! The paint really brings the piece to life.
Mary Alice

Blondie's Journal said...

Well done! It's just gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

PamLuvsPink said...

Oh, your daughter is going to love her new room decor!!

Really great job!! Can't wait to see the mirror.

Have a great week!!

Pam

Designing Domesticity said...

wow, what a transformation. Looks great! So much better. Can't wait to see the mirror next. Thanks for sharing, liz

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Pat@BPM said...

This looks absolutely wonderful Martina. Beautiful!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Huge! The difference is amazing Martina! I love how you used the Pure White. I don't get to see it too often, and it looks so crisp!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It looks wonderful! What an amazing transformation.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

nice job! the white really make it pop and stand out!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Martina, it looks fabulous! Don't you love that chalk paint? I'll bet it didn't take you very long, did it? But wow, the results are amazing! It looks so much better. Can't wait to see the mirror. Have a great week!

Debbie

Anne said...

Beautiful Martina! I used that same color on my kitchen cabinets!
xx
Anne

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Goodness - you don't waste time. I love the change! x Sharon

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful! I love updated furniture. The dresser looks amazing!!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Ahhhh.... much better!! Nice job :)

Monograms Mud said...

Such an improvement. Can't wait to see the mirror.
Amelia

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wonder why your daughter is loving it!! It turned out amazing!!

xinex said...

I love it! The dresser is beautiful, Martina! You did a great job!...Christine

Gina said...

The dresser turned out great! It's amazing how a coat of paint can change something so drastically.

must love junk said...

Gorgeous makeover! Great job :)
Susan

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, it's stunning ~ love how that gorgeous hardware stands out now! It's so pretty against the pink, too!

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful job you did on the dresser. It looks great! I bet your daughter is getting so excited about her room.

Judy

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so beautiful Martina!! I can't wait to see how it all turns out! :-)
Vanessa

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Martina! What a wonderful transformation! I love the new bright, fresh look with just the right amount of distressing. You're making me want to start painting something!

Deserae said...

FABULOUS!!!! You did such a great job too!
~Des

Kristi said...

Gorgeous Martina!!! I love the dressers new look and can't wait to see the mirror! :)
Kristi

Sue said...

You did a wonderful job painting the dresser, Martina! It has just the right amount of distressing to keep it looking fresh, too. I'm certain that the room will look just perfect for your daughter when it is completed. :-)

Maria Elena said...

Martina, the dresser looks gorgeous! What a beautiful transformation! We did the same thing with our daughter's bedroom furniture a few years back and she is still enjoying it to this day. Can't wait to see your room finished!

Becca said...

Fantastic, Martina! I love it ... no wonder your daughter is thrilled! Did you have to add a primer coat first because of the knots? I've had readers email me asking about chalk paint with pine; and, I've told them that they may want to consider slapping a coat of Zinsser on first to cover the rugged knots.

Decora Adora said...

What a huge difference a bit of paint can make! I'm not a fan of that orangey-pine look either!
I love your blog!
Angelica

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

New follower here! Love your blog. Wow, paint can truly make a huge difference! Looks great.

Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

Countrymouse said...

beautiful, i just found a place that carries Anne Sloan chalk paint and I can wait to get my first can and get started. Mackenzie is a luck girl.
Beverly

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

The paint made such a huge difference! What a great dresser. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful! And I love the white with the brass hardware!

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