Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cobblestone Chic

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I'm finally back again to show you these little pair of matching dressers that would be the perfect addition to any little girls room. These started off as an inexpensive pair of pine dressers with a really dark stain that had seen their fair share of fights...and lost.


They were pretty beat up and every square inch of these had dents and grooves that refused to be sanded out so they received some wood filler and a slightly shabby/worn look with 2 coats of Country Chic Paint (chalk style) in Cobblestone.


  I had originally thought of adding some accents and highlights in Vanilla Frosting, but once I got these coated they were so pretty so I left them as is. To modify the look of the dresser a little bit, I removed one of the pulls from the top drawer and added some wooden appliques that I picked up from Home Depot. 


 The brass drawer handles that came on these dressers just so happen to be my least favourite to work with but pulls can be expensive to replace, so I cleaned and painted right over them instead. This is something I rarely do but it made such an impact to the dresser and changed the look entirely. I was really pleased with how they turned out :)


Because I didn't add any Vanilla Frosting to the front, I thought that I would have some fun with the sides of the drawer liven them up with a punch of Full Bloom. The combination of these two colours is so feminine and because of it's versatility I think that Cobblestone may just be my new go to colour!


To protect the dressers everything was finished off with Antiquing Wax. I love how it deepened the colours and picked up in all the little dents and grooves. I wasn't able to hide them but it certainly helped to make them look like they belonged there. I also made sure to leave wax in and around the wooden applique and handles to help define them :)

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4 comments:

  1. You're so right -- that hardware looks great painted! Gorgeous transformation. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Isn't it amazing what paint can do?!! I love the new look for those dressers. Thanks for sharing them at Talk of the Town - I pinned it to the Knick of Time party board!

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  3. I love your makeover of these pieces! I will be featuring them tomorrow at Making Broken Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursday)

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  4. Hi Kim! I'm featuring these two pretty pieces at Making Broken Beautiful tomorrow! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursday)

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