Friday, April 15, 2011

White Dressers

I love white dressers. I don't actually use white paint all that often. I'm a girl who likes color. But a white dresser is probably the most versatile piece of furniture you can own. This one came from a yard sale. It was already white, but dirty and chippy. And I don't mean chippy in a good way. I'm still trying to explain the difference between good chippy and bad chippy to my husband.











I had a completely different color picked out for this piece, but it the end, I decided she just needed to be white. So after a light sanding and priming, I went with two coats of Sherwin Williams Dover White (their most popular shade of white).











I found these knobs at Marshalls and decided they were just the pop of color she needed.









Now she's distressed and chippy in a good way.












I think white was a good decision on this one.





I fnished her just in time for our tag sale and she sold quickly. I was a little sad to see her go.







But I have several white dressers in my life. I have one in my dining room. And I used one in each bedroom of our get-away home. These rooms are not complete just yet, but a white dresser is a great starting point for any room. I think each one has it own charm.














































Dressers are my favorite pieces of furniture to use in decorating and also my favorite pieces to paint. You'll see lots of color here, but a classic white dresser is always a good thing!

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54 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love all of your white dressers! Good luck in explaining good vs. bad chippy to the husband...

studio1404 said...

Love your white dressers! I have my "baby" dressers coated with layers and layers of white. GOOD chippy! I use them in my office to store supplies. I'm thinking of just distressing a little more and adding fun knobs. Love the ones from Marshalls!!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That looked great with those knobs. You're right on just the right amount of color. I'm thinking our bedroom dresser should be going white soon!

Red Gate Farm said...

I love that little white dresser and those aqua/turqoise knobs! I'm sure it was snapped up in your sale in no time flat! The turned/carved corners on that dresser are cute and unusual... at least to me. I don't think I've every seen a dresser quite like that.

The little dresser between the beds makes a fantasic nightstand and dresser too.

I'm still trying to decide if I should distress my newly painted white dining room table.... the distressing would certainly help as it gets a little banged up in daily wear and tear. Since it's a dining room table I plan to put a clear coat on top of the paint but have been holding off while I decide.... I like it on your dresser so I may just have to go that way afterall.

~Chris

Emily said...

that dresser is just the cutest and i love those knobs. i saw them but every box at my store had a broken knob-so heartbreaking!!

The Frosted Gardner said...

White dressers are my favorite!!!

d e l i g h t said...

You have inspired me to paint my dresser white! I've been looking at it for the longest time and thinking about it, but your post helped me make the decision to do it!
Linda

Sue said...

Really like the drawer details on the dresser in the last photo. White will go with virtually anything- And chippy and distressed are good things, too! ~ Sue

Tote said...

I am working on a small white dresser now. Can't wait until I am done. They are my favorite!

Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that first dresser with those pretty knobs! such a cute and fun piece!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i love those blue knobs... and i love working with color... but if you want to sell it fast... go white!

Kristy said...

LOVE!!! We also have a white dresser in our dining room and I love how it looks!!! We got ours for $8.00!!!! What a great deal!!

The Lovely in Life said...

Love the white dressers. Makes me want to beg for my childhood dresser back from my daughter to paint it white, currently its a butter yellow.

ShantyGirl said...

Love your dresser and the color you used for knobs. how did you let it go??
Sherry

xinex said...

I love all your chippy white dressers. I also like how you added a touch of aqua drawer pulls....Christine

Lindsey said...

How wonderful! I'm getting ready to take the plunge and paint our inherited dressers white. I think they will be just the right touch for our bedroom, which is currently dark and blah.

Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers Hop.

Katie said...

I love those little aqua knobs with that white dresser! So cute! I love how you had it set up at your tag sale too! Those chalkboard frames are so cute! All your dressers look so fresh and clean!

Directions Not Included said...

I'm your newest follower from the linky party at Homemaker on a Dime. Love those knobs.

Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com said...

I love white painted furniture too! I'm even tempted to paint my daughter's brass bed, but I'm not sure what it would look like!
I'm a new follower from the Creative Bloggers' Hop! Hope you can hop by my blog too!

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Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Your refinished "good" chippy dresser looks great. I like your other white dresser uses, too, you're really good at distressing them.

driftwoodesign said...

Love your yard sale white dresser. I do a lot of white dresser revamps and this one caught my eye, great lines and shape. I passed on the blue Marshall knobs last month while visiting Florida .... Now I know I shouldn't have.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD
Stop by and visit some time.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sharon! I'm not at all surprised that it got snatched up right away. :-) Those knobs really gave it the perfect finishing touch and I loved seeing your other white dressers, especially the last one with all of that gorgeous detailing!
Thanks so much for joining Sister Saturday!
Vanessa
P.S. Cracked up over explaining "good" chippy and "bad" chippy to your hubby! :-)

Ruth said...

Your bureaus look wonderful. The white paint enhances their wonderful shape and design.

I came over from the White Party at 504 Main.

Ruth

Life with Lucy said...

This is the third times I've clicked on this from a linky party in the last 3 days! I love your "good" and "bad" chippy explanation! I definitely agree- and your final good chippy looks AMAZING. i'm sad you had to see it go so soon tho! All of your white dressers are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love all your white dressers! I'd have been sad to see that little jewel go too! But looks like you don't have a shortage of finding them and beautifying them!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the knobs you picked for your newest dresser...just perfect. Funny, my husband has the same problem distinguishing between the two...is there a course they can take?

Debra said...

Very cute! I love the knobs. They are the perfect touch. No surprise it sold so quickly. :)

Pam said...

Cute dressers. I love those knobs you bought. Just the right touch!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Adorable dressers. The pulls are like jewelry for them, aren't they! Well done! I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday. I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

very merry vintage style said...

The colored knobs were such a great accent! No wonder that dresser went fast. I love how you have the different colored frames on top. Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love link party. Mary

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I love the new white and chippiness. The knobs make it though and she has a pretty shape to boot.

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the white dressers, the blue knobs are great, they are all so pretty hard to pick my fave! thanks for partying at Type A!

deborah said...

I love your white dressers! They remind me of the white dresser I had as a little girl. Thanks for sharing!

raggygirlvintage said...

You have quite the collection! The makeover dresser looks fab with those aqua knobs.
Tracey

Becca said...

Beautiful white dressers! I would've been sad to see your latest "redo" go, too! The knobs are the perfect touch. I'm wondering ... did you use a wax or liquid poly on top of it? Thanks so much, *Becca* (your newest follower)

ccoffey said...

I LOVE the blue flower knobs. So springy and pretty!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Judy said...

I have a thing for white dressers and your are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

Betsy said...

They're all beautifu. I really like those blue knobs. They add just a subtle hint of color....just right.

Sarah said...

I love your dresser re-do ... adorable! So, do you just have tag sales out on your porch then with all of your neat creations? I've been planning on setting up a shop one of these days when my kids are moved out...but never really thought about just doing sales from my own porch. :)

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!
Sarah

Deborah said...

Definitely lovely with those darling aqua knobs. You are right that a dresser in white is very versatile. Love the one with the round mirror above it.

LV said...

Chips or not, it is a very pretty piece. You have done very well with it.

oops! said...

One word - LOVE!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love all of your charming white dressers! Nothing looks quite so fresh and sweet in a bedroom as a white dresser. Happy Easter!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece, Sharon! I don't have a link up this week, but I am working on a rescued dresser that I'm going to be painting Heirloom White. I agree that they are very versatile when white and can work in any room.

Jenn said...

Nice whites with some dashes of color. The legs on the first one are similar to legs on a table from way back that I took apart and use as desks. (Too big for the kitchen space it was in). Hmmm... maybe I should paint the "new" "old" table white after all...I digress. Enjoyed your post! Thanks, Jenn

radn said...

those knobs look beautiful! I saw some great knobs in worldmarket too that looked similar!

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Erin said...

I can see why she was snapped right up, Sharon! White is terribly versatile and classic, and you just can't go wrong with it in most cases.

Erin
Carolina Country Living
(visiting from Restored It Wednesday...a few days late!)

imriz said...

no one can never go wrong with white. the quick sale says it all:)

http://www.diyandmore.com/?p=419

Katherine said...

Love it! I am actually going to start a project to distress and paint my furniture white. What is the best tool to use to make the edges look distressed around each drawer? Its my first dresser make over and want to prove to my fiance that my project turned out just like I said!
Thanks.
I have used just a folded sheet of sand paper and did it with my hand but wasnt sure if there was a special sanding tool for the trick

Vanessa said...

Hello, I love your white dressers! Very nice!
I'm your newest follower!
Vanessa
Dilly Dally
http://daily-dilly.blogspot.com

Ocean Soul said...

Luuuuuuv the white dressers! The knobs from Marshalls were gorgeous

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love your white dressers especially the one between the two beds. I love white furniture too and yes...a white dresser is an essential. I'm looking for the perfect one to paint white right now. I have just the spot for it, I'm just waiting for it to appear.

Marianne@Songbird said...

You have a good hand in picking out dressers! And they all look wonderful in white. But why wouldn't they!
Thank your for playing in my We Love White Party. Sorry it has taken me this long to make my second round of commenting.