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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: So I got this dresser....

Monday, April 12, 2010

So I got this dresser....

Dresser. $6.99. So ug.

 First I primed everything. I started out thinking that I was going to paint the handles the same color as the dresser. Then I changed my mind and was going to put different handles on it. Nope, liked the original, but painted them black instead.

I stripped the top of the dresser and stained it ebony.

I painted the entire dresser heirloom white. And then took the ebony stain and rubbed it all over the dresser. I've never done this before with stain. It was a pain and I should have known better then to not wear gloves, because my hands currently look like what I imagine a vampire's fingernails would look like.

After I painted and rubbed on the stain I took a small brush and dry brushed some Behr Tropical Breeze paint in some spots.




I love it. Love, love, love it.


Let's hope someone else does too! But, maybe not....

I think I'll share this, go check out the rest:

Make it for Monday
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22 Comments:

Blogger anita said...

Where on earth do you find dressers for 6.99? Looks great! I did get #3 son to pick a little stool out of the trash for me last night. Haven't seen it in the light of day yet ;)

April 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger kanwischers said...

Gorgeous. Love the dresser too :)

April 12, 2010 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

love the shape and style of the dresser, and $6.99?? where do you find these great bargains?!

April 12, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Great job! Love it!

April 12, 2010 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger vintagesue said...

i love it. you have inspired me to paint my kitchen table the same way!! thanks so much for sharing. you did an awesome job.
s

April 12, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Love it! You've got a gift my friend. I am changing up our guest room and need something just like this but in that blue color like the small table. Find one for me and I'll buy it from you AND drive to pick it up:)

April 12, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

P.S. I love the second to last picture, it looks like it could be in a magazine, you should enter it in PW's macro contest. Not sure if it's macro but it's really good!

April 12, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

$6.99!! Where do you find these crazy deals!?!?! Turned out great. Love the little legs...

April 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I love it too. $6.99???!!! SCORE!

April 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I LOVE that you left the top stained. So pretty that way. :)

April 12, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Ooooohhh, likey likey!

April 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

That turned out SO beautiful! I love the two toned look on it...perfect choice and especially with the stain rubbed onto the base. Great job Mama!

April 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Sarah Torrence said...

Love it. Can I have it? Looking to do my TV cab in grey...but there is a SLIGHT possibility I am too pregnant...we will see. I'll send pics.

April 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Kacey said...

Not bad for $6.99! In fact, quite fabulous.

April 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Thank you Leah! That's so sweet. Now you've got me thinking - how cool would this be with the blue and the brown top, but with the black coming through on the drawers. Ooohhh.....I may have to do this one over.....

Sarah - it's all yours - we could trade - your yellow trunk, for this!

April 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looks beautiful! I'm about to attack an old dresser of mine for a similar look ;).

April 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Magic Brush said...

Love, love, love it! You did a great job!

April 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger The Two Savvy Sisters said...

I love your dresser, the color is great! I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same.
Nicole @ The Two Savvy Sisters

April 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

girl, i love love love love it too!

April 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger A Cottage Muse said...

This looks like it cost a fortune! You did a wonderful job, so glad I stopped by!!

April 13, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm loving your dresser, it's gorgeous!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

April 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never done the stain rub either, I think the first time I try it I will try it on something small ha! I am so glad i found your blog! I am a new follower. If you get a chance I would love for you to peek at my blog www.thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com

Thank You Carol

May 29, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

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