Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Turquoise Blue Dresser

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great Spring Break. I for one am happy to get back into the back to school routine. 

In the middle of last Summer my Mom was visiting my Aunt who was giving us a couple of desks. She also had an enormous dresser in her basement she was hoping we could use.
Here is a picture of the before:

When she came home & showed me this picture. My first thought was "Wow, I'm not sure paint could help that poor thing."
So there it stayed & waited, & waited, & waited.

Finally six months later we were ready to tackle this project. After putting hours into cleaning, gluing, & clamping it was ready for paint.

With all that detail I thought a bold color would really look good.
We went with this gorgeous turquoise blue, it's called "Pacific Palisades" from Benjamin Moore.

Wow what a difference paint can make!

After I took these pictures I realized we had the drawers in wrong.

Here is what it is supposed to look like:

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc, MI
Can you believe those handles? This is a style you either love or hate. I have to admit, it's growing on me. 
So what do you think? Could you live with this dresser?

I am so proud of my Mom, she did this one all on her own. I think she did a beautiful job. It turned out as vibrant & beautiful as she is.
Isn't she cute? She's full of energy & loves to laugh & have fun. Thanks Mom for all your help!

See what we're up to on Facebook. We have some exciting new things coming up. Thanks for visiting & have a great day!  Dee


  1. It looks amazing. That kind of style definitely needed a bold color!

  2. Dee. I am so in love with this style! Absolutely gorgeous.

  3. That dresser, all dolled up, would look great in a global inspired room!

  4. I love it. I have no idea where I'd put it, but I love it. :)


  5. I am always a sucker for turquoise. Hope you will stop by and link with us.http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/04/creative-things-thursday-link-party.html

  6. That is one beautiful piece of furniture, very dramatic with its new covering of turquoise. I would love to see where you use it.

  7. Stunning!!! Love everything about it - especially the handles! Thank you for naming the paint color, I am going to have to try it in the future.

  8. The color was made for that baby! And the pulls make me drool. Very nice.
    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.
    -Therese F

  9. Wow Dee - what an amazing piece this is!! Fantastic job in blue :-)
    Jo from Chouchou Chateau

  10. What an amazing transformation! I could live with it easily...

  11. WOW! Paint does make a difference! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  12. The paint definitely brought out so many details~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  13. It turned out great! Thank you for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. I could soooo live with that dresser! The turquoise makes it chic for sure...but it came to you with such amazing texture. So yummy. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com