Sunday, July 6, 2014

Green Dresser with Wood Appliques

I remember the word magpie from the movie Lucas (the 80's had the best movies). It just popped into my head as to how I was going to describe the makeover of this dresser.
I couldn't have created this makeover without being a magpie (the second definition--not the first). I certainly chat idly, just ask my husband, but I also do a lot of collecting as an avid garage sale-er. The things I collect are of little use or value until I am able to use them to create. And create I did...

  • The dresser itself is part of my furniture stash. I got it for free at a garage sale a few weeks ago.
  • The hardware replacements I had I also got at a garage sale for $.25 each. 
  • The paint is part of a stash of oops and Sherwin Williams samples I can't stop buying.
  • Finally the wood appliques I used to add character, but also cover up hidden damage that was behind to original hardware.
    • I got the wood appliques at Michaels last year when they were having a clearance. I think I paid $.39 for a pack of three.
I painted it two coats of Green Spout color from Sherwin Williams, distressed it and waxed it with Minwax Finishing Paste.
I stripped the top and stained it along with the wood appliques Minwax Dark Walnut.
I used wood glue to hold the appliques in place (you can see a little at the bottom of the photo since it was still drying) and then added the white ceramic knobs.
It's a combination of a bunch of different things I had and I love what it added up to!


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28 comments:

  1. The appliques make it so you don't recognize what the dresser was originally and that is hard to do with a common style of furniture. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! I do like to add something to my pieces to kick them up a notch.

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  2. Good Afternoon Susan, Well I never, the original dresser is unrecognisable. Your new dresser is a triumph..... I love it.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  3. What an great transformation. Love how dresser looks now with paint, new hardware and stained top. You sure did a great job on it.
    We had dressers like that for my kids, their beds and a triple dresser for parents. Bought them in early 60's before I got divorced. Kept them til after I got married again in 68. They were sound pieces but I was young so got rid of them. In those days people weren't revamping furniture that I remember. The different hardware makes such a difference in look, thank heavens. Dresser would make a great stand for tv or vanity for bathroom. Great post. Hope your July 4th. weekend was all you wanted it to be.

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    1. Thank you! I can't tell you how many pieces I got rid of before I even knew I could paint and make them over!

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  4. Okay, Miss Magpie, this is a lovely transformation of all the things you have picked along the way. I love the paint color. I just found a bag of wood appliques marked 4.25 in my craft stash - a deal! Thanks for the ideas of where you might use them.

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    1. Thank you so much! I had those appliques forever! Now I am so glad I had them. I only have a few left though. Most had the holes in the center, but the ones that didn't I was able to knock out with a small chisel.

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  5. Lovely! I love wood appliques!

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  6. LOVE IT! Fabulous personal touches too :)

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  7. I love the color! You turned an old ugly duckling into a swan. Great job!

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  8. So cute.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

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  9. Oh my goodness!!! This is one of my all time favorite furniture makeovers! I absolutely love the appliqués! Thanks so much for linking w/ Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

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    1. Thank you! I have a few more of those appliques, my mind is already spinning on what I will use them on next...

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  10. I love the way it all came together so beautifully!

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  11. That dresser looks amazing, Susan! Beautiful!

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  12. Seriously. Why don't I think of things like this? :) Featuring you, Miss Sunflower Hugs, at tonight's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party. Thanks for always sharing your beautiful work on Kammy's Korner!

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  13. Gorgeous green! I'm featuring your dresser at the Power of Paint Party this week. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring the dresser!

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  14. Great idea! Thanks for linking up a Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~ Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com

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