Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cottage Blue Dresser

Little cottage style dressers are my very favorite pieces to paint.


This one came from an estate sale and did not require one single repair - woohoo! That almost never happens!


She was a little musty. So after a good sanding to knock down the shine, I scrubbed her with TSP and let her dry in the sun.


Then she got two coats of Behr Premium Plus (paint and primer in one) in a pretty blue called English Channel.


Then a light distressing and a coat of wipe on poly and she was done!


Don't you love the simplicity of the knobs? They were the first thing I noticed about her.

This just might be the easiest project I've worked on in quite some time.


And one of my favorites too!


A girl can never have too many cute little cottage style dressers in her life!

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Simply Designing
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25 comments:

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Love!! Simplistic beauty!!

Laurel Stephens said...

I knew you'd be up to something good! I think I could spot one of your darling painted dressers in a line-up. There's just something about them that say, Elizabeth & Co. I think it's the simple lines and wonderful colors you choose. This is so cute and versatile. I can picture it in so many rooms serving so many purposes, from a boy's bedroom to an entryway to a media stand to a dining room. Great job, as usual. Love it!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a beauty! That color is perfect on it.

Marina PĂ©rez said...

Lovely, beautiful, pretty, charming, cute and blue, my favourite colour!

Msmoozy said...

Love this piece for sure, i will have to keep my eyes open for a good find. Also I want to try something with the glaze and see how it goes. :-)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Such a pretty color - totally gives the dresser new life!!

cindy the cottage chick said...

That is the perfect cottage dresser. Love the color your chose too. I love when the wood knobs are in great condition and you can just treat them the same as the dresser :) And YAY for no repairs!!!

Laurie said...

I love it! Very cottagy and would be so cute in my bedroom! I'll be on the look out for one.

GirlRural.com said...

I just love this color! You have reminded me I've been meaning to paint my daughter's dresser for several months in a similar shade of blue. I think this post confirms it. Yes yes yes!

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

That is a beautiful color! Nice job..

Dawn said...

She's a beauty and what a nice treat to have no repairs to do on her. Perfect piece for any space.

Twice Nice said...

So pretty, and wahoo for no repairs!! Wish I could find some dressers that size. Wonderfully versatile, and love that color!

NanaDiana said...

That is so sweet. It would be cute under a sunny window with a green plant on it! Love it-perfect color-it suits her- xo Diana

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So pretty! You deserve an easy one once in a while ;-)

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

Oh swooning over that colour Sharon, just lovely! Have a great weekend, Jo x

priscilla said...

Love it ! Such a pretty color !

Ali Richardson said...

Pretty! yes, I love those simple chunky knobs.

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Love that color!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a cute piece and a lovely fresh new colour.

Hetty said...

very cute knobs! yes, love that blue also.

Katy @ Lolly Linens said...

Loving this! I have one similar and may need to do the same thing to it :) Thank you for sharing.

Craftivity Designs said...

Such a pretty blue! The dresser was a great find!
- Lora @ Craftivity Designs

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

So pretty. I love the colour and the distressing.

Therena Taylor said...

Beautiful! I love the style and the color!

Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love the updated dresser.