Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Stripped Dresser!

I was so inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's Stripped Dresser!  I knew if I could find one similar it would look perfect in my house.  That very week my friend that owns the Indiana Realty Auction house, had a dresser that would be perfect for this make over.  I got a great deal on it too.  It was missing one handle, so i filled the holes for the top two drawer pulls and drilled a hole in the middle of each one.  I used the parts of the handle that were still on the dresser and just pulled a ribbon through for now.  But now I kinda like it!

Of course this is the before.  There is a mirror laying on top of the Dresser. I bought that at the auction too!! I did do some light sanding all over the piece before I taped it off.  I also had to fill in some places where the veneer had peeled off.  "My Biggest Fan"  also made me a little wooden piece that was missing.

After it is taped off and two coats of paint.

After the tape was pulled off.  I gave it a light distressing with the hand sander, and went over it with a dark stain, some furniture wax and this is what it looked like! I am so in LOVE with it!  It is perfect in that spot! What do you think?

Thanks for looking,  Kathy
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  1. That looks fabulous! I actually really like the touch of ribbon for the handle. Great job!

  2. Kathy,
    Keep up the good work! I really enjoy looking at and reading about your projects, this is a great idea!


  3. When I first saw this at the "Impossibilities" party I thought the caption said, My Stripper Dresser ... ha!

    Whether striped or strippered, it look fabulous. Thanks for linking up!


  4. That is amazing - was it difficult to paint stripes over the curves of the chest? You turned an auction find into a showstopper! So glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge! New follower!

  5. Thanks Kelly, and thanks for joining! Not too hard to tape the stripes, but don't look too close!

  6. Oh! I love this! I love the stripes and the distressing. Just awesome!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up. I love it. The stripes look fantastic.