9.13.2010

How I Paint and Distress a Dresser: In a Somewhat Haphazard Fashion.

Clever title, eh?

I got this supremely beautiful dresser from my friend Clara, and it's been languishing in my garage for a couple months.  I just didn't know what I wanted to do with it, other than cover it in paint.  BORRRRING.


I've been wanting to try dry brushing with a couple colors on raw wood that has lots of grain showing, and hot dang!  Inspiration struck. So I finally hauled my rear out there, put it on an old duvet cover, removed the hardware and gave it some love. Here's the after:



Now prepare yourself for a dramatic play by play including video of how the deed was done.

Because this piece didn't have any real finish left....it was almost nekkid, I just sanded it with a medium grit sanding sponge, wiped it off with dollar store baby wipes, then wiped it down really well with an old t-shirt using this:



Then went straight to my trusty mistints and pulled out some greens. 


Now remember, I'm just kinda playing around.  The only way to get over your fear of messing up is by simply jumping into a project....just be sure it's not your great gramma's dining hutch for your first try.  It's also nice to use paint you got for free or almost free.  Each time I paint a piece I learn something new....and usually by messing up.  I'm to a point now where the mess-ups don't happen as frequently, and I can actually use some tricks of the trade.


But every piece evolves as you're working on it, and if you're taking the time to listen, it'll tell you what will work best.  And it just might not be a glossy, factory finish....it might want the drunk person look.  Be glad if that's what it tells you because it's a very forgiving process :)  Dry brushing, mixing up cans of ooops paint, and distressing are the fancy names for getting the 'drunk person painted this' look.  Just thought I'd clue you in there.


BTW, always save old smallish paint cans to store unused, homemade paint colors:

And finger paint the color on the lid so you feel like a professional at Home Depot without the orange hair dryer.  It also helps to write where you used this color if you've mixed up say, four thousand teal/aqua/turquoise-y shades.  Hadn't done that yet in the pic.  Uh, still haven't.

So this dresser was whining about being just spray painted heirloom white, and was begging to be adorned in a worn, beachy cottage look.  It needed to be touched with human hands, sanded and coaxed and stroked back to life.  So I just pretended I was a drunk person and brushed that paint on. Watch me in action, and be lulled to sleep amazed:

PART I



PART II



Shoulda done some serious editing, and maybe taken some speech classes in high school, but honestly, you're lucky I didn't show you the clip with my bat wings flapping whilst going back and forth over the top with my brush.  I'm also not exactly sure why my skin is Ompa-Loompa orange.....Anyway, obviously, I don't usually go with a set-in-stone plan when I'm playing.  There are times I do have a plan and follow it perfectly, but that's happened about ........ok, it's never happened.

Oh look, here's a random shot of what my guys were doing while I was DIY'ing...


Okay, well then.  Homeschooling creativity at its finest, right there.

So that took all of a couple hours.  I felt invested in it....more-so than when I spray paint a piece.  I hand-mixed the colors.  I fiddled with different sand papers. My hands touched every surface. I felt like I was in preschool again.  This is playtime, girls.  Seriously. I'm learning to be patient and to respect the pieces I work on.  So far, that's serving me well.  So well that I'm considering re-doing several of my sprayed pieces.  Working on projects like this is very theraputic, cathartic, and makes you feel all ying-yangy.    Except when you're faced with this:


And you realize you've done this:


And ya have to use some of this:


To fix this:


And in order to do that, you have to do thist:


And don't forget this:


Before getting to this:


Because you've visited every Menards/Home Depot/Lowes/Do It Best in the midwest and just decided to go with what 'cha had to begin with. *rolling eyes*

Speaking of techniques.  (Was I? No? Ah, well go with me here anyway).  There are so many ways to age a painted piece.  The stuff  I did in this post was specific for an antique, almost nekkid wood dresser.  I basically just got clued in to what the dresser wanted to wear, then worked backward to figure out how to prep and paint it.



Heres' the steps for my Looks Like a Drunk Person Painted It Dry Brush Technique, as shown in the oscar-worthy videos:
~Lightly sand/wipe down (or strip old finish to get down to fairly raw wood) and use deglosser/cleaner.
~Dry brush one color in random patches smoothing out the paint with the grain, using both the flat and side surfaces of the brush.
~Dry brush a second color in the same manner.
~Feel free to repeat the last two steps till the piece screams it's had enough, goshdarnit.
~Use coarse sandpaper to distress edges
~Use medium grit to smooth everything down
~Wipe on and buff out a couple coats of paste wax or Howards Feed and Wax.



One nice thing about dry brushing is that it soaks into the wood and dries very quickly.  It's about as close to instant gratification as you can get with a paint brush.

Here's a few more 'afters':


It seems to take on a really green cast in these pics, but it has more blue in person.

Unfortunately I don't have anyplace to put it!  Is there anyone local out there who might be interested?  Shoot me an email and I'll give you the info.

Hope you've gleaned some info or was at least entertained by my tutorial on painting like a drunk person.  Let me know if you have any other questions.  I'm working on doing other tutes like this too, because I just know how much my readers enjoy my mad filming skillz.


Here's lookin' at you, kid.


I'll be visiting these parties this week.  I'll bring the Little Debbies.
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses
Anything Related @ All Things Related
Making the World Cuter
Mad Skills @ Mad in Crafts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
The DIY Show Off
Debbiedoos B and A Party
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios
Power of Paint Party @Domestically Speaking
Piece of Work Wednesday @ Primitive and Proper
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions
Furniture Feature Friday @ Mustard Seed Creations
Fresh Coat Fridays @ Life in the Fun Lane
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show and Share Day @ Just a Girl
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Remodelaholic Friday Linky
Simply Designing Link Party
Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of My Favorite Things
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Style Feature Saturday @ Perfectly Imperfect
Show and Tell Saturdays @ be different, act normal.
The Gorilla Glue Party Event @ DIY Club, inc. (tried to add the button but just got a broken link...)
Weekend Wrapup Party @ tatertots and jello
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming
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138 comments:

Karen said...

oh my my! I have become obsessed with painted furniture, mostly greens and turquoise! Love the detail on the dresser. Thanks for letting me look. I am visiting from Naps on the porch even though you posted way before me, your picture caught my eye! LOVE!
Karen

Autum said...

Good thing you listened to that nekkid dresser and got all drunk and did some painting! It looks fabulous.

FairfieldHouse said...

Beautiful job! LOVE the color.
You have email.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Sandy said...

I have a piece of furniture just sitting in my dining room waiting for me to get to it.. this post of your dresser gave me the inspiration.. my side table is raw wood with a sage green stain pealing off.. so easy to do this to... thank you so much!
Nice
Sandy

melissa said...

It looks great! I always have to down a glass of wine before painting something so old:) I get nervous!

livvyloowho.blogspot.com

CIELO said...

Sooo very b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Wow! I've been desperately looking for a piece as lovely as that so I can do just the same! ;) Yours turned out wonderful! and thanks for posting the instructions... I'm copying it for later reference. Thanks much! And thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and bringing me here!

Cielo

GRAMS said...

Girl, that is FAB-U-LUST!! I want it! It's on wheels so just put a note on it and send it down the interstate. It'll get here eventually and a little more wear and weather will only make it better.
Your boys are great. I love random odd behavior.

debbie said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe something this lovely was languishing in your garage :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

LOVE your dresser! Thanks for the tutorials~I realized what I've been doing wrong when I've been dry brushing some pieces. I'm not doing chunky enough spots, and I'm not going far enough with any of it! I think I've gone to far but NO~not far enough. Ha! I can do this now!

Thank you!

I love that wax stuff~I use it on my counter tops.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Dang, that looks purdy! I loved the videos too. Can I have another diet coke? Maybe I will try this with my black table but with creams and whites dry brushed on and let the black peak through. If it looks hideous I can always just paint it again right? How did you like the wax stuff?

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great tute Cindy! Beautiful job on the dresser!
I love the colors. The video helps a lot. I appreciate you taking the time to show us this!
gail

Kirsty said...

Ummm....maybe you should be teaching me! It looks AMAZING! I love it! LOVE!

Nice work. I'm going to drink a diet coke.

I love Feed and Wax, don't you?!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

It looks perfect! I am currently in the midst of painting my tv cabinet a similar green... do I have to get drunk so it will look as spectacular as your piece?!!!;)

Mrs.B said...

Yay for you! It looks GREAT!

gina3 said...

It's beautiful! I love the technique. That's my kind of technique. I enjoy just jumping in and seeing what happens.

Polly said...

Can I scream LOVE IT from the rooftops any louder?!?! Fab makeover Cindy!! Thanks for the tutorial also....very helpful!!

Polly

sissie said...

Oh wow girl! You made that sweet baby sing! I love the colors and the technique that you used.

Great tutorial. I get in such a hurry when I'm painting that I sometimes skip some steps, but always, always regret it later.

You did a wonderful job.

hugs
Sissie

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Looks Like a Drunk Person Painted It Dry Brush Technique

Haha! Love it!

And love the results!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

What a fun project! It looks great!

Tammy@InStitches said...

It's gorgeous, great job !

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are so funny! the dresser id gorgeous, but i am seriously thinking i now need ahair dryer in my workspace so i can feel like a pro. and maybe a bright orange apron. ;)
btw, thanks for your comments on my china cabinet. milkweed stain is by cabot brand, and i actually got it in a sample size at the habitat restore. not sure where to get it otherwise!

{ The Painted Home } said...

PER-FEC-TION...lovin' it!! -denise

Donna said...

What a gorgeous dresser! I am in love with the color! How cool that you created if from "ooops" paint! I just finished watching your video, and it was awesome! thanks for all of the great tips! Sounds like I would need to drink a few glasses of Pinot Grigio before beginning my project :)

Love of the Sea said...

You really did a nice job with this...and the color is just fabulous. I love how you created your own custom color...

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fantabulous tutorial!
Oh my, how I love you for posting this, just in time for my furniture painting extravaganza coming up! :-)

The end result is spectacular, good job!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have two "nekkid" dressers right now and I know exactly what color to do them...you are so inspiring to me, a most inexperienced painter. I CAN'T WAIT to try it! I want to make a drunk man proud...and I SHALL!
XOXO
Joni
LOVE your blog! I posted your button and link on my blog list!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Super cool! The mixture of colors are beautiful. There IS something so therapeutic about painting and mixing colors.

Melissa said...

Love it! This is truly a great piece! I must say, it did my heart good to see a little paint on your fingers. My hubby always complains that I end up with as much paint on me as I do on my project. I can't understand how someone can paint and not get a spot on them! You did an amazing job, thanks for sharing the how too!

Amy Kinser said...

You did a great job on this piece. It's a beautiful distressed color. And, that pillow in that chair next to it is just great.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...your color looks outstanding...thanks so much for the info!!!

Blessings,
Linda

May Flower Mama said...

Nice job!
I love the color you ended up with.

Kate said...

Cindy
You still rock it girlie. You are so stinkin fummy!!! I loved it and how it turned out. Have an awesome week my friend.

love
Kate

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

Have I told you that this is beautiful yet? This is the second time I'm reading this post today. That is exactly what I want my kitchen table to look like. This is going into my Tumblr file!

Deb said...

I just love this dresser...it's a beauty!!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great dresser, but I enjoyed your humor just as much! I'm a new follower. Linda

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love it! Love both the paint color and the technique :D

The Frat Pack + Me said...

I just love this! Thank you~

Elisabeth said...

I looks really pretty, thanks for the tips! So I have one question- can you still use wax on a semi gloss surface or is it better to use a flatter paint if you want to use the wax? I'm planning to do a similar piece I just can't decide which paint to get.
Oh, and I would find a place for the dresser, it's just too cute to get rid of!

Patti said...

This is beautiful and you did a wonderful job. I watched 2nd video over and over to find out what you waxed it with and I can't hear you clearly - was it bedin wax? Well done!!

Ticking and Toile said...

wow ~ you are amazing. It looks so awesome! You are a genius. I have 3 dressers in the garage in need of somethin' like this. Maybe I'll give it a try :)

xo,
shellagh

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Great job! I really do love green. May be inspiration for my next piece!
Thanks :)

Liz said...

Oh gosh, its gorgeous and you did such an amazing job, such talent and inspiration!

Liz said...

Oh gosh, its gorgeous and you did such an amazing job, such talent and inspiration!

Modern Country Style said...

I've got a console table thatneeds doing.I'll just ship it right over, shall I? ;-)

That's G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!

Debbie said...

You made it look so easy and fun! Love the color combo...it is very unique. Looks awesome. Thanks for linking up to my party, I sure appreciate it. Debbie

Linda Q said...

That turned out great! I love seeing how you did it and the end result is inspiring!
Linda

Kristi said...

Here from Primitive & Proper's link party. This turned out great! I love the color. Looks like all of your hard work paid off!

My daughter said flabby arms (like mine) are called Bingo Arms 'cause the grannies' arms are flapping when the call BINGO. :-)

~ The Speckled Dog

kathie said...

I came over from Primitive & Proper. Your piece looks fabulous! I really love how you got the colors to work together. I haven't watched the video yet, but that is next :) Thanks!

Moe said...

So gorgeous! I can't wait to furnish a real apartment! (well, I can wait on spending the money...) I want to DIY the crap out of everything! Great tute!

Stopping by from Mad Skills Monday @ Mad in Crafts!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

BEAU-TI-FUL!!! And guess what...I paint like you do! A little of this and a little of that! Seriously, you did an amazing job! Congratulations on a beautiful piece!

Cheryl said...

I love your paint job on that dresser, super cute. I always plan on getting a "color"... but then always grab the white! lol

sami said...

every thing here is beautiful..thanks for sharing it

web design
mlm

Ashley said...

This dresser is so darn cute! I LOVE it! great job.

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Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the video and all the great tips! I'll bet you will have no trouble finding a home for this beautiful piece :)

Kate said...

I love how your dresser came out! What a great piece, and an awesome looking technique. It's going on my list of "must-try". I'm visiting from Primitive & Proper!

Ashley said...

That looks amazing!

Ashley said...

That looks amazing!

Ashley said...

That looks amazing!

Johnna said...

The color choice is AMAZING! Love it:)

carrie said...

Awesome!! and love the Drunk comment...I, too, like to paint like I am drunk!

http://221vision.com/?p=394

Cara @ Twice Lovely Furniture said...

I absolutely love the color combo of the black and just the right turquoise. You balance it well and the turquoise is so hard to get right, but when it is, IT IS!

Sandra said...

Beautiful!!! Stunning! I love it! you did a great job of transforming it.
Blessings,
Sandra

Rita May said...

That looks SO good! And I love the color. I think I might need a dresser like that.
Cheers!
Rita

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my gosh, this turned out so nice! I've got to go back through this to read every little detail...I love how you mix that paint...it evolves as you go.

I saw this link at Transformation Thursday. I'm thinking I've just visited you too for White Wednesday..LOL I can't keep up.

Have a great day,
Stephanie ♥

decdiva1 said...

VERY PRETTY AND RUSTIC AND YUM!!!

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

Looks like something right out of a boutique!

Kara from Kara's Korner said...

Love the color!! It's super cute and super fun and super amazing all rolled into one! Great job on taking the plunge and just going with it.

Painting really is all about personal style and technique...and trial and error!

Yours turned out amazing!

Rebecca said...

I just love the color of green you picked-it turned out great!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

~Lori @ Paisley Passions
Join my Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

Catherine said...

♥ LOVE ♥

Now to find the courage to try this myself! :)

Ritkiss said...

Amazing...hope to find some crafty in me.

Becky said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I LOVED that you posted an "overly detailed" video. Most bloggers just write what they did because they think it wasn't much to it. Since I haven't re-done a big piece yet, but have big plans once we are able to move out of our apartment, I need to SEE how they did it.
By the way, I'm Becky, nice to meet you! found you from Shabby Chic Cottage transformation Thursday.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This is absolute perfection! Thanks for sharing! :]

Pam said...

I really, really like that color combination. What a great oops paint.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Love the dresser. Love the finish. And you are a riot. Great post.

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

O my goodness! I love love love the dresser, and I'm chomping at the bit to go and try that on some piece of furniture.Now I have an excuse to go thrifting again. LOL
Really enjoyed hanging out with you. I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog anytime..

Shelbie said...

Beautiful color! nice job that turned out way cute!

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

You did a beautiful job, thanks for sharing, I watched your videos too! I think I might try that technique today!! BTW I am your newest follower, I found you on Transformation Thursday, the color caught my eye.

deb said...

Loved watching you do this process...I have several pieces I have been reluctant to paint! This is exactly the look I wanted but didn't know how to get it...NOW I can do it!!! I don't drink but maybe I can aquire the "Drunk Man" technique from watching your video!
Thanks for sharing,
deb

K said...

Ohmygoodness, I can not thank you enough for linking this everywhere! In a few weeks, I'll be undertaking a similar project and having a How-To guide like this will make it so much easier!

A Cottage Muse said...

ooooohhhhh...I just love it!! Thank you, thank you for the video! I want to try this real soon!!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Fabulous Dresser! I love that color, you did a great job at mixing your own custom color. I love the tip about keeping extra custom paint for touch ups later on.

I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

Debra@Common Ground said...

Wow Cindy, this is incredible! Your tutorial video was excellent, loved the casual way you did it and I enjoyed our Little Debbie and diet Coke!!! The dresser is just gorgeous and I love your technique, thanks so much for linking into VIF! LOVE IT!!!
xo,
Debra

Susan S. said...

OMG....LOVE the tutorial and the post. The chest came out great! i WISH I were your neighbor....we'd have fun together in the garage. I've been snagging up mis-tints for a while now and since the weather is finally turning manageable (Under 95 degrees--LOL) I might end up in the garage soon and posting about my stuff too! :)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I love it! Painting like a drunk person. I'm all up into the shabbying stuff but I always wondered how to get the, there have been 12 different coats of paint put on this piece and now it's worn off and they all come through. I just remodeled my cottage and finally getting to the fun bits like re inventing old pieces to fit in. Thanks for the tutorial - I love your blog.

Laurie Jones said...

This really turned out beautiful! Great job!!

Melancholy Specter said...

Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to show how you did it. If I lived near you and had the money I would have bought it. Anyway, I have a small old drop leaf table and some chairs that I'd like to paint that way. Keep up the great work! Sue aka Melancholy Specter

nouveaustitch said...

Holy crap!!! You may have just solved my kitchen island how-the-heck-to-paint-without-covering-the-entire-kitchen-in-plastic dilemma! The old dry brush technique!!!! Brilliant, especially since the thing currently has a maple finish which I need to transform to MS Timothy Hay green which makes the rub-through technique perfection! Now, if you could just direct your attention to this sucky economy....

Ellen

- Brittany said...

Beautiful! And a fabulous tutorial. So, how did the wax turn out? What is the benefit of wax vs. polyurethane?

Just did an antiquing post, but love your drunken dry brush technique.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

The Little Red Shop said...

Beautiful! The color (online) reminds me of an old skinny chest of drawers I have in my kitchen.

: )

Julie M.

Brooke @ The Crafting Chicks said...

You are hilarious! This is an awesome project. I just redid a hutch myself but my post is not as fun of a read as yours. :)

Mandi said...

You are so funny and this dresser turned out crazy! I love it!!

love your guts
mandi

Lindy said...

You are seriously funny...or is that funny, seriously! Well, you know what I mean. I love the color combo and the sort of extreme amount of wood tone left showing. I used a similar technique ( as if drunk painters have techniques)recently but your project makes me want to go back and add a lot more of the second color. I'm inspired. Lindy

Lindy said...

Oh, and one more thing -- I'm your new follower. (I really thought I already was!)

Samantha@yearofhomeandhealth said...

It is so beautiful!

liz taylor said...

Beautiful! Thanks for all the advice.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

I think that piece is fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

you know I love this piece!
thanks for linking up!
gail

Amanda said...

What a marvelous post, I've featured you on Crft Gossip today :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/how-to-distress-a-dresser/

Katie @ Not Just Decorating said...

I love your makeover! It looks great!

Lindsay said...

Really cute! I want one... :)
I'm featuring you in our Spotlight Sunday today!
Lindsay@ThatVillageHouse

suejersey said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

what a beautiful chest of drawers, i would love to see it and run my hands over that vintage wood, very beautiful and graceful cabinet unit

Annie's Online Store said...

a beautiful piece of furniture, where did you get it from, good furniture esp good vintage furinture is very hard to come by!!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great job! I am going to feature it tonight.
Bonnie :)

Anonymous said...

I like the dresser but I would left it alone the natural color.

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the after! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Shaunna said...

Girl, this is perfect!! Love the depth of color and sanding!! Thank you for linking up last week!! -shaunna :)

Michelle said...

This has cottage written all over it. Love your choice of color and technique! Refreshing to see color other than white or cream. Fantastic!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

It looks fabulous, Cindy! I love the color you came up with using your mistints and sale paints. What did we do before mistints anyway?

We had a forlorn little Victorian table just "languishing" here at the cottage, and after a bit of repair work, we used an aqua mistint to give her a bit of TLC. She would have been the perfect playmate for your dresser. LOL

You can take a peek at her here:
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/aqua-therapy.html

Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

The Cozy Cape said...

This looks AMAZING!! I'm in love! Nice job!

I'm now your latest follower!

The Cozy Cape said...

This looks AMAZING!! I'm in love! Nice job!

I'm now your latest follower!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Cindy,
It's so gorgeous!!! It looks exactly like a drunk person painted it! And I mean that in the nicest way possible. :)
You have the gift, girl!
Thanks for coming to my par-tay.
:)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love the change! And the post - LOL.

Michelle Rayburn said...

I love how it turned out. I like your video tutorial too.

Michelle
from Trash to Treasure Decorating

Its So Very Cheri said...

You are one of the lucky winners from the Gorilla Glue contest. Please e-mail me your address:
cheri.peoples@live.com

Our monthly DIY contest is up and since you have never entered this into a monthly contest you can enter it. The prize package is $1,500 this month.


Cheri

Mrs. Brittany said...

This is such a cool technique. I'm always scared when facing a project with a paintbrush...I think to myself "I could RUIN this piece if I'm not careful and clean"....but you've inspired me! I've been in search for a dresser. once I find one, I think this is what I'll do with it! Thank you! here's my blog! I'll make sure to link back to your video when my dressers' in the making!

http://lifeyasadiywifey.blogspot.com/

Its So Very Cheri said...

This is awesome. I love the green color.

Thanks for linking up. We look forward to getting seeing more and more of your projects ovr at the DIY Club.

Cheri

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You've created a great patina! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Project Party monthly contest! :)

Amy

Holly said...

You really saved this dresser...what a beautiful job you did!

The DIY Show Off said...

I think it's safe to say as commenter #122...it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your technique! Great color. LOVE it!

Roeshel

Its So Very Cheri said...

I need to send the Gorilla Glue winners in to Gorilla Glue again and I have already deleted the addresses. Can you re-send it

Cheri.peoples@live.com

Cheri

Anonymous said...

I need lessons

ljvjr

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love this piece. You did an awesome job. I've featured it as one of the inspiration pieces for my soon-to-be guest bedroom. I hope you don't mind that I used one of your pictures. I've given you credit and posted links to this page and your blog.

http://thejunkhouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/guest-bedroom-inspiration.html

I'm also a new follower. I've been creeping around for a while, but just recently started following.

Emily said...

This is just what I was looking for thank you! I love it!!

Sue said...

Cindy-I love this gorgeous color! I'd sure like to have this piece- wish I were close by- it would have a home with me. Good luck finding it a new family to go live with. :-)

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BWindheim said...

This piece is beautiful! Thanks for your creativity to try and your time to post. Great work!!!

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Anita said...

Do you put varnish on the finished product?

Tina said...

The best instructions ever! I am so happy to have found this..Bedroom furniture..Get ready to be transformed.

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It's so beautiful!!! It looks exactly like a intoxicated individual coloured it! And I mean that in the grateful way possible. :)

Heather @ The JUNKtion said...

Holy Moly...this turned out amazing. I know this is an old post, but I just found your through Pinterest from this post. I love your blog. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Frank Liston said...

I googled "how to paint a dresser" and got you! You are witty and entertaining, as well as informative!
Thank you, you helped a lot.

Frank Liston said...

I googled "how to paint a dresser" and got you! You are witty and entertaining, as well as informative!
Thank you, you helped a lot.

alfred said...

If you find yourself in need of a storage space for your kids' clothing or toys, you wouldn't want something that's fancy and may be passed on through generations as an heirloom. Use less expensive wood on this type of dresser so that you may get quality without hurting your purse.

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arvind soni said...

I just love your makeover! It looks great! good going

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