Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chest of Drawers Makeover

Hello everyone!

I have been thinking about painting a piece of furniture blue for some time now.  I ran across pictures like these and thought how pretty they were.




Now, although, those pieces of furniture are painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, I was impatient and didn't want to have to order it and then wait for it to arrive.  So, I went down to my local antique shop and picked up something similar.  I just wanted something in that general color.

So, I bought this.


This is the first time I've ever used this brand. 

I chose Memphis Blue. As you can see its a pretty soft blue. 


And what did I paint?

This, in my foyer.


Now, I know some of you might be cringing that I painted over this pretty pine piece, but I bought it several years ago at a consignment store with mostly credits that I had from things that I sold.  So, it's not as if it came over from France or anything!  

I was ready for a change.  

Here it is with the first coat on it.


Then I painted the knobs white.


I wanted this piece to look distressed, so I used some sandpaper to take off some of the paint.
(Sorry this is a terrible photo.  It wasn't in focus.)



After letting it set overnight, I decided to age it even more by adding some dark wax to it. It also helped tone down the blue a bit.


Now..............voila!  All done and I'm very happy with the results.








I like how country it looks and adds a bit of color to my mostly neutral home.  

So, what about you?  Have you been inspired by anything out there that makes you want a change?

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~


44 comments:

Laurel Stephens said...

Your dresser turned out beautifully, and I just love the color!

Stacey said...

I loved that pine piece but will admit that the blue is stunning in your entryway. I love it!!

Art and Sand said...

I seem to say the same thing each time I vist -

"I absolutely LOVE your style".

The color you chose is perfect. I have never used CeCe Caldwell paint. How does it compare to ASCP or Miss Mustard Seed.

Art and Sand said...

I seem to say the same thing each time I vist -

"I absolutely LOVE your style".

The color you chose is perfect. I have never used CeCe Caldwell paint. How does it compare to ASCP or Miss Mustard Seed.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks beautiful. I love the white knobs on it. Just sets the blue off. I need to buy me a dresser for our sewing room and I want to paint it blue when we find one.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
Oh My this is gorgeous. Love love love the color and it looks so pretty in your entry way. You knocked it out of the park on this one. Love it. So pretty great job.
Kris

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly I love it...such a pretty color and you know I love the distressing you did on it! I like how you painted the knobs white too...Hobby Lobby has white milk glass knobs that would look fabulous on this piece;-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It turned out wonderful Kelly! I love that color and it looks perfect in your home.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Kelly, this color is really pretty! You did a great job with the paint and the distressing. Looks gorgeous!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Really a hit with the white knobs and blue aged body. I'm trying to get brave enough to get into the blue shades for furniture. Seeing yours makes me want to take a chance. CC Caldwell's "endurance" coating is wonderful too for putting a hard finish on the tops of furniture.

Blondie's Journal said...

The dresser came out perfect and it goes with the softness of your home so well. I like using blue paint, too. It looks so good distressed and seems to fit in everywhere.

XO,
Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good even though I loved the pine. I certainly understand wanting to change it!

Susan in Katy, Texas said...

lovw it

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

That is such a pretty blue Kelly. I am not a wood purist:)and I paint wood pieces all the time. Nice bright colour in the foyer.
Hugs, Gee

White Lace and Promises said...

Can I tell you how much I love that!!! Awesome! What a pop!

must love junk said...

Perfect!! I've really been loving touches of blue lately, and this turned out gorgeous!
Susan

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

That pine piece was always pretty, but, wow!! I can't believe what a difference the blue paint makes! It really looks great! You did the perfect amount of distressing too. Good job!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the touch of blue! It looks so lovely with the white ironstone pieces you've added. Great job!
Hugs,
Patti

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm inspired right now.LOL Love it and the color...makes me want to do my washstand in my foyer.
Yours turned out so nice and yes, it adds the exact amount of color to your home!

Red geraniums would look sweet on it for summer!

robyn said...

Just love it!

Angela Santaniello said...

Such a super pretty color & I love how you have the entire space styled.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Cozy Little House said...

It is beautiful! The muted tones of the blue work perfectly with your other decor. In fact it showcases them more by having an alternate color.
Brenda

chateau chic said...

You did a great job transforming this piece, Kelly. Love the color!
Mary Alice

Susan Newbigging said...

I think you did right giving that pine piece a make over. It is a beautiful updated piece now. You did a wonderful job on its re-do.

Linda said...

YES!!!! I LOVE it!! You continue to inspire me!! I am gearing up to paint a few pieces - just not sure what and what color!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love, love, love it Kelly....the blue looks wonderful in the foyer...great color and great job!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Okay Kelly, you can't see me but I'm jumping up and down! This is sooo pretty! I love the new look. I just can't help it, I am a FAN of painted furniture. And you did a Great job. I love the white knobs too... they would be fun to change up when you get bored. Have a great week!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Blue and white. My favorite combination. Love it, Kelly. xo Laura

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I love it!! I have touches of aqua/light blue thru out my home. It is one of my favorite colors and looks great with white.
hugs,
Cindy

Ron said...

That looks great. I agree with Martina as I would get some glass knobs. They are inexpensive and add a lot to the piece. I saw some great ones at Anthropologie too. xo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the pop of soft blue against your wood floors!

Bonnie said...

Great job, Kelly. Love the blue which really makes your ironstone pop.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- That turned out really great. I LOVE that color blue. I hae neer worked with that particular paint before. xo Diana

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Completely lovely! I like the blue as it now stands out on your gorgeous floors. Well done!

Bliss said...

It looks pretty in your entry way. I liked it before, but I like it after too. The power of paint!

Teddee Grace said...

This was truly an improvement...and I'm neither a painted furniture fan nor a blue person...but this looks great.

Missy George said...

Looks great Kelly..Love the color..

Scribbler said...

I have always been curious about that paint. No one in Bham carries it. How did it compare to ACSP? Your piece looks fantastic -- perfect soft color with all your greys and whites.

Cynthia said...

Kelly, I have to say I love how this piece looks and I think it adds some more warmth to your entry. Love the distressing and it really pops all of your accessories more to me.

Cynthia

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Such a pretty color. I love how you added some color without going too bold. I think the light color works well with your Scandinavian look in your house

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Oh, I love the color you chose for that piece in your entry. Looks stunning!

Katie Mansfield said...

I have to admit I did cringe a little bit when I saw what piece you were painting, I liked that piece before but now it looks beautiful. I like the pop of blue.

laura Madalene said...

Wow - my heart skipped a beat when you said you are thinking about staining the cabinets. I was a bit sad when you said you wanted to paint them, but figured it's your house and was happy to play along with the color game. I hope staining works out - they are gorgeous.
Round Dining Table

Anne said...

Beautiful color....love the transformation!