Friday, September 10, 2010

blue dresser

I brought this home from the GW the other day.  I went, innocently enough, to drop off some things.  Couldn't help going in (you know how that goes, right?)  Of course, left with more than I dropped off!

When I pulled back into the loading lane to pick up my treasures, the guy looked at me, then did a double take.  "Weren't you just here??"  Yep, I was :)

I decided to go out of my comfort zone on this one, and try some color.  I'll admit, I was nervous when the paint went on.  Holy Carolina Blue!  No offense, CP & CAT, but that wasn't the look I was going for.
Sanded the top down...
And, here it is!  I used the RL tobacco glaze, which really toned the color down, and I love the result!  The top is stained in antique maple, something I haven't used before either.

The top is still wet in this picture...

thanks for coming by!


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Like seeing you stretch your comfort zone just a little!

  2. ooooh i LOVE this!!!

    we're your newest follower, come visit us sometime.

    lovin your blog, have a great wknd! :)kelli & kristi

  3. Hi Kathie!
    Great job, it looks so beautiful:)))
    I am your newest follower, come to visit my blog.
    Have a nice weekend:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  4. Great great job! I never would have thought of painting it blue - you have opened my eyes! Enjoyed my first visit to your blog. Hope you can come by soon, I have just posted some furniture makeovers of my own!

  5. Super cute!! Great job...I love the blue, but rustic look of the other colors in it as well. Awesome job!