Monday, October 4, 2010

Aegean Blue Dresser

Wow, it's been a while since I've been here!  We had a great weekend- the weather here in Atlanta was gorgeous.  Unbeatable.  Lovely, perfect, I could go on & on.  We were all on a fresh-air-high!

I finished this over the weekend...

I love it!  The color is Aegean Blue by Martha Stewart.  As an aside, I painted the entire piece (two coats) with one tester bottle :)  I think it was $2.50 or something like that.  She started like this...

The curves on the front & on the drawers were just too fun to leave alone, so I distressed them pretty heavily and added some antiquing glaze by Valspar.  Then I covered the whole piece in polyacrylic.

I loved the original hardware, so I gave it a very light coat of ORB and then blotted it off.  So they are darker than before, but not in a huge way.

I also finished another project this weekend, a horse head towel rack for my boy's bathroom.  It started with one of these.
Then my dad cut pieces of beadboard to put behind the openings.
We put them in & then glued them with Gorilla Glue.  I accidentally left the clamps on for a few days, so I am sure it is good & glued :)

Painted in Heirloom White.
Added horsehead hooks that I found at My Favorite Place, and distressed the frame.

I haven't put it up yet, as I am waiting for some help--- it is a bit heavy, and with towels hanging on it, it's only going to get heavier!  So we need some studs (literal & figurative) to help with that.

Last but not least, I wanted to share with you what my 6 year old brought home from the school library last week.  He's been reading it for a few days now...

Last time I checked, we have a fat calico cat.  Adding a gerbil to the mix, I am afraid, would only make her much, much fatter.

Thanks for visiting!

Oh, and one other thing ~ I've had several people ask me (from all over, via blogland) how I sell my pieces that are for sale.  I've had a lot of luck with Craigslist & also with my blog.  If you sell pieces, will you share with us how you sell them?  People are looking for help!  Thanks!


Linking to:
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
Strut you Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Sassy Sites Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Stories of a House, Project Diaries (my first time there!)
DIY Project Parade
Keeping It Simple's Motivate Me Mondays
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Mondays
Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy
Frou-FruGal's Blog Hop
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday


  1. That piece is GORGEOUS!!! Did you roll it on or spray it with that tester?? I love SW samples at $5 each.. That blue is perfection. We have a gerbil horror story, but I won't share that unless you ask! :)

  2. Ha! We are SO NOT getting a gerbil!!! Oh my, I'm rolling laughing, just thinking about the party my fat cat would have with that gerbil, before she ATE it for dinner!

    I actually used foam brushes on the dresser ~ not the most efficient, but I've never said I'm not stuck in my ways :) I guess I could have rolled it, but for some reason that didn't occur to me!

  3. Dear Kathie: Your piece is beautiful! I love the colour - gorgeous! I can't believe you used foam brushes on it! Must have been a lot of work.

  4. that dresser is gorgeous, kathie! i love the color and the finish- spectacular!!! this might be my favorite so far! but i am partial to this color. :)

  5. I had this same dresser growing up. I love it and wish I had it now to drop a sink in it in my master bath! Beautiful!!!

  6. Wow, I Love It! And I agree, those Martha Stewart sample bottles go a long way!

  7. Kathie, thank you so much for visitng me and your nice comment. I love your blue dresser makeover! stunning! and the bathroom horse hooks are so clever. Looking forward to following you and your great ideas.

  8. Love the color and it came out soo cute!!!


  9. WOW and WOW! Makes me want to paint! You are so good! Great eye!
    Thank you for linking up :)

  10. Lovely! You did an AWESOME job. Though for me,I have to say I liked it with the dark wood over the white bead board best.

    Great job on the dresser also :)

    The question is...are you going to get a gerbil? LOL

    (we had better luck with Hamsters when the kids were younger-especially the "teddy bear" variety- no biting unless the 2 gerbils we had were just aggressive)


  11. I think this is one of my favorites. I also REALLY love those horse head hooks!! I need to check out that store!

  12. You need to change the name of your blog to "alotta good pieces." This is beautiful. Love the curves and the color.

  13. ok, scratch that last comment.... obviously i hadn't looked ahead! glad you linked this one- i love it!!

  14. its a beautiful chest, i really liked the design of this dresser and its color, its been restored really well, its a very good piece of furniture with big drawers for storage

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  15. You have inspired me! I have a dresser just like this in my garage that I picked up at a garage sale and I have not done anything with it yet!!! Hmmmm....where's my white paint! lol

  16. Love this dresser!! What a fantastic job you did on it! The color and finish are perfect! Well done!! Love the coat rack too- great ideas over here! Thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  17. Very pretty. I love the creamy color and the drawer pulls. Great job!