Saturday, September 7, 2013

Chippy Blue Dresser

Hope you all are settling in to the back to school routine. I for one am thoroughly enjoying it. It's amazing how much more I can accomplish once school starts.

My Mom surprised me with the cutest little dresser she picked up one day in her many travels.  She warned me it was in rough shape.

This poor little thing was so dry that two of the drawers had big cracks in them & it was also cracked on one side.  The paint was also cracked & totally chipping.  

There were crayon scribbles all over on it.

You can see in this picture the crack on the side & how dry it was.
We decided to start by sanding off the chipping paint.  So my ever patient Husband took the palm sander to her.   Once she was sanded & smooth, she didn't look so bad.  

She has this amazing aged patina. With all my faux finish & painting knowledge, I doubt I could duplicate this beautiful patina.
I decided to just clear wax her.  It would be a sin to strip & paint this little beauty.

Here she is with her new polished look.

 I just love the different depths of color & texture.  And the size is perfect for a bathroom, dining room or guest bedroom.
This is by far the chippiest piece I've ever done.

Which is probably why I love it so much.

She shined up beautiful.......

She's not perfect, one of her drawers is wonky, but their all tongue & groove. 
This little beauty is going right onto my booth.  Wish we could keep her because both me & my Husband just love it, but alas we have no room for her.  I'm sure someone will love her with all her wear & imperfections.  

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook to see what's happening. Thanks for stopping by & a have a great day!  Dee


  1. Turned out stunning! Makes me wish I had blue in my house.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  3. LOVE IT! I would have done the same! Such great tones of blue!

  4. Sweet! I could see this sitting in my house. Love that vintage looking blue; great job!

  5. I love the chippy look. You did a great job restoring this! I have a Furniture/Paint Party Everything Thursday which goes live Wednesday at 8 PM MST. I would Love for you to come link up!

    Hope to see you soon,


  6. I love this piece, it's so great when you can use the original paint and make such a different with just a little TLC. CJ

  7. This is beautiful! I found you on Miss. Mustard Seed! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  8. Just Lovely! You did a wonderful job:)

  9. Love that chippy and aged patina. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  10. I love this piece! So much character. So glad you didn't try and cover it with paint. Wish I could take her home.

  11. I am in love with this dresser!!!!! How awesome that a simple sanding gave it such a perfect look!!!!