Monday, March 14, 2011

My oh my your so good lookin...

I have been trying to finish up this little lady for a few weeks now. We hit a few snags along the way...but she s so good looking now :)
Here is what I started off with {after the little girl who gave her to me} I hit a lazy spot...and left her outside for awhile... during that time we had 2 snow storms and quite a bit of rain...oops, my bad. The good part was that the finish was just flaking of {thank god} which did me a favor, and saved me some work... but the bad part was the veneer was peeling up on the bottoms {not good}

I {scratch that} We fixed the peely veneer by chopping the bottom off and adding some cute littel feet, that were the middle part od a small table I had sitting around...
Heres hubby cutting down the legs to the size we needed.
Here they are being screwed to the dresser.
With a fresh coat of pale gray, shes all ready to be accesorized.
My inspiration for this dresser found at jones design company
I cut a stencil out of cardboard. and traced the stencil over and over until the entire front of the dresser was covered. I drug the drawers into the livingroom, and during American Idol last week, I painted over my pencil ines with a nice crisp white.
I used the same hardware just positioned differently, and spray painted white.
Here she is...Only here is one of the snags that got me...I applied a semi gloss poly and when it dried, it dried with a yellow tint! I was stuck for a few days, trying to decide what to do...Then this morning I just took the sanded to her, roughing her up as much as I could stand. And needless to say, I am quite happy with the end result!

My Oh My shes so good looking!
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The DIY Show Off
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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Dragonfly Designs

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39 comments:

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

It looks great, Nikki! I've had my share of "setbacks" on projects, too. Sometimes it turns out to be a great thing, like it did here for you! :)

oops! said...

I agree - Good Looking!

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Really cute. I used that same stencil on a wall in my house, I love it on furniture! I might have to give it a try myself!

Fiona said...

absolutely beautiful. that design is so stricking. saw it on the wall also and was thinking of similar for a dressing table i'm doing at the moment.
cheers Fiona
http://lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Looks amazing! Love the weathered stencil appearance!

--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
Creatively Living Outside the Box

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love it! love that stencil, love the colors! it is awesome, nikki!

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Great job! Isn't it funny how a little snag ends up being just what the doctor ordered? LOL! Looks really cool :)

Sheer Serendipity said...

You did a great job! The dresser looks so good! I love the pattern you chose and the legs you put. Sherry

The Loops said...

I love it! I'm a new follower!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Cute refinishing job!! I have had problems with my poly too...it was too glossy for the job I was doing but as with you...sandpaper worked great. Cute blog!!

Ange (Love From My Kitchen) said...

Looks great! I used that same stencil in my cloffice wall and loved it! Isn't paint the best?

Condo Blues said...

I am so impressed you made your own stencil. Wow!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Love it! The color and stencil are awesome!

the cape on the corner said...

that looks amazing, i love that pattern! fantastic job!

Andrea said...

Awesome!! You did an amazing job. I'm your newest follower.

Lauren @ 31diy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the front. I recently did a quatrefoil pattern on the top of my desk (http://31diy.blogspot.com/2011/03/quatrefoil-painted-desk-tutorial.html), so I'm in love with this sort of thing right now. :)

I'm a new follower!

Anna See said...

I love it! The pattern is lovely!

Megan said...

so pretty. I love the pattern.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Aaron said...

Good looking, indeed! Looks uh-mazing.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Stunningly gorgeous!!! You are making me want to stencil my daughter's dresser... hum!!! I'm putting your dresser in the PoPP spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

Jacqueline said...

I love it! I used the same stencil for my painted rug!

the girl aka Bernadette @agirlandherhome said...

great job! I love the stencil..I don't think I have a steady enough hand so...*jealouls*!! Looks great!

Emily at The Fine House said...

Beautiful! And I love that you distressed it. Great job!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

I'm in love with the trellis pattern and love this dresser!! Turned out fab!!! I'm featuring you on Flaunt it Friday features, stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

Your dresser looks awesome. I love that stencil. Please link up at our Sister Sunday link party today.
Amy
@SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Ah, you're a girl after my own heart - leaving it outside in the weather. Just what I would do :p

It turned out just lovely. I love the color and the stencil - and that you made your own!

Amber said...

She IS good looking! I love it!

Jen said...

This is so cute! Love the color and pattern! I'm a new follower:)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This turned out very nice! I love your trellis stencil!

W Design said...

Love it; great job! I also did the painted wallpaper from Jones Design Co. Hours and hours of work, but my daughters' bedroom walls are gorgeous for it!

http://thewdesign.blogspot.com/2010/12/girls-room-makeover.html

- - Little Miss Martha - - said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love it! I printed out that pattern from Jone's Design Co. too!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! i have that same stencil printed out ready to go....maybe. if i get the motivation that is.

Jamielyn@Iheartnaptime said...

This is SO pretty! I love it! I'd love for you to link it up at Sundae Scoop.

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Hey there! I'm showing you off at Crafts & Sutch today! Pop on over to take a peek and grab a Sutch an Inspiration button! :)

Erin

Kelli said...

I think you lucked out that the bottom got ruined. The feet are too cute!

Deb said...

Great looking redo...love the pattern! New follower, found you through The Tip Junkie...thanks for sharing.

Ashley Poulsen said...

GAAAAAA!!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Nice job on your dresser, it's gorgeous! I've got this linked to my quatrefoil post too today, well done!

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