Sunday, June 26, 2011

One project done..... Five thousand more to go

Hi Everybody! I am so sorry that I have been MIA this week.  My hubby and I have been working like crazy to get the kitchen done.  We have run in to some glitches which I will share in detail when I do the kitchen reveal.

For now though, I am over joyed to report that I finished my antique dresser. She turned out great!  I really wanted to try using chalk paint on this but I wasn't able to get any so I relied on my favorite Benjamin Moore paint in Dove White.

Here is the Before to refresh your memory.

And here it is now...



The first thing I did on this piece was thoroughly sand it. It was very beat up from being left outside in the elements for awhile but it was still structurally sound.  The paint on it was chipping off and and there was also some minor warping.  I sanded first with my electric sander and then followed by a sanding block.  Next I filled in some of the larger cracks with putty because I saw potential for splitting.  Then I sanded again.
Finally, I did two coats of primer (I like Zinser) and lightly sanded in between coats.  After that, I painted two coats of  Benjamin Moore Dove White.  After the paint was completely dry I sanded and distressed the piece all over.  We ended with applying a clear wax and new hardware.

I would love to hear what you think about the piece so feel free to leave me a comment.


Love,
Kristy

PS. I usually like to put my projects in my home and accessorize before I take pics but in this case since it has taken so long, I decided to just show you now. I couldn't wait any longer!  I will show you pics again when I get it in the house.

Linking up with Metamorphis Monday, Dittle Dattle, The Thrifty Home, Saavy Southern Style, and House of Grace.

31 comments:

  1. I have seen quite a few old chests like this on Craigslist or at antique stores, but this is the first time I've seen a transformation of one. Very nice work!

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  2. That looks fantastic!! I love that style chest. You did such a great job on it.

    Kathy

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  3. LOVE It! The shape of that chest is absolutely beautiful. Love the color and your distressing is absolutely perfect!

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  4. Fantastic! The finish you gave this piece brought out lines and gave it much more character. Love the knobs you chose as well.

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  5. You did such a beautiful job on the chest! The finish, the color and the amount of distressing is just right!

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  6. I love the character this piece has. I wish I could come across one for decent price. Your redo is lovely too.

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  7. Great piece. Its beautiful. You did an awesome job. Hope you will show it off at decoratinginsanity.com for showoff sundays....xo, mONICa

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  8. I have always loved the shape of these types of chest, it looks beautiful!
    Debbie

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  9. Looks terrific.I always love seeing a makeover like this.Thanks for sharing.

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  10. The white certainly shows off the detail now. Good job!

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  11. Wow all of your elbow grease paid off! It looks phenomenal :) Your newest follower.

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  12. I think her lines are lovely- and I held my breath as I scrolled and read because I knew she's go from "lovely" to "breaktaking", and I was right.

    Very sweet and charming :)
    Suzanne in IL
    Visiting from restoreinteriors linky party today

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  13. Beautiful transformation! Great job! You inspired me to take more projects like this.Loved your space. Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. You gave that old lady a beautiful makeover, I love the results, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  15. I think you did an outstanding job and have a very lovely piece of furntiure now. Beautiful!
    Sherry

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous job! I wish I had the patience for a beautiful project like this!

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  17. Look'n good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  18. What a great piece. You did such a nice job transforming it!! This post would be such a great addition to my blog party! I hope you stop by and join in.

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  19. Looks great! I can't wait to get to a point where I'm able to decorate my house instead of doing construction!

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  20. Wow it looks great. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time but you linked it to my ongoing give away linky. The party mindie style linky is up now early if you would like to re link again, I would love it. I will delet the other link since it's not a give away, of course if you wanted to give it to me I would take it. lol

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  21. Whoa, that's a beauty! Lovely lines and love the white! Have a restful 4th!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  22. Great job. What a lot of sanding you had to do. Good thing you have an electric sander. I've gotta get me one of those.

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  24. What a gorgeous piece. Very inspiring. I'm fairly new to the blog world and found your blog at Addicted 2 Decorating's link party. So happy I did. I'll be following for sure.

    Have a wonderful fourth.

    P.S. The picture of your living room in your blog's header is gorgeous.

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  25. Oh how I love the look of this dresser. Great lines and so wonderful painted.

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  26. Hi, friend! Happy 4th of July :) Btw, I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  27. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & HOp. It sure is lovely after all the labor of love :)

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