Feb 16, 2012

Maple Dresser Makeover

This was a dresser I bought off Kijiji towards the beginning of the month.  I was a lucky girl that day and my husband took me to Swiss Chalet for dinner beforehand.  It was basically your typical maple dresser.

It was so mild the next day, that I was able to sand down and refinish the top OUTSIDE.  Mind you, I did wear my winter coat, but I barely felt the cold at all.  In Febuary... in Ontario! Crazy! 

The top got two coats of dark walnut stain.

I used one coat of white primer, and one coat of grey paint, and then gave it a light sanding, so the white and a little bit of the wood underneath would show through.



I also switched up the original hardware with some shiny silver ones.


I really wanted to paint this one white... it seems to be my go to colour.  It goes with everything, and it seems to sell a little quicker than any other colour.  But, I have been dying to try out grey on something, so I gave in. It's definitely my most masculine feeling piece, so far.  Who knows, if it doesn't sell, it may just end up white!

And... this is a sneaky peak of what I was working on last night...I'm a little nervous about how this one is going to turn out!

See you soon!

23 comments:

  1. Great transformation!

    PS: I am your newest Linky follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks awesome!! Great styling too!

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  3. So pretty - looks great! Please come over and link up at my first party! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful transformation. I am following on Linky now.

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  5. It turned out great! Just hopped over from Finding Fabulous to find you're a 'neighbour'! Love what you did, come visit & see the maple dresser I just finished!

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  6. I love it! So simple and pretty!

    I can't wait to see what you are working on! I'm a new follower!!!

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  7. Fantastic transformation! It turned out great!
    -Melissa
    PS- I've started a Blog Hop to replace GFC- would love for you to stop by and join in.

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  8. Ohhhh my gosh! Simply beautiful!!! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!

    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-spotlight-2.html

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  9. Your dresser looks great! I find it hard to figure out what color someone would want on the pieces I build to sell. :) It's the million dollar question!
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can,
    gail

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  10. Gorgeous!! White is my go-to color, too - but it is fun to change it up once in a while and step out of our comfort zone, isn't it? :) This turned out beautifully! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  11. This is great! I will be pinning this one. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Looks really pretty. It's a crap shoot trying to figure out the color scheme. I always do light and my pieces have been selling. I need to step outside the box with a little color on my pieces. Really nice job.

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  13. I love the combination of the grey with the walnut stain. I suspect you won't have too much trouble selling this piece!

    {Good to "meet" another Ontario blogger :-) }

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  14. I really like it! Great color combo and that grey looks awesome!

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  15. that looks beautiful, cynthia! i love the rich looking top and the beautiful gray!

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  16. New Linky follower here! That's quite the facelift, I'm loving the gray/walnut combo. I tend to lean towards more masculine pieces. I love my grays. Just painted our sideboard that color.

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  17. Very nice job - love the updated look! Would love to have you stop by tomorrow once my linky is up and link up your projects at my Creative Inspirations party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely!!! Not so ordinary now! :)

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  19. Great work! I love the transformation! The darker wood top stands out nicely!
    You can check out my project at www.migonishome.com; I made a tufted headboard.
    Jen

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  21. Oh, love that gray!! I am about to start a dresser re-do and I was a little bored with white, this may be perfect!!!

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