Apr 16, 2013

A Fresh Turquoise Dresser Makeover

This is a dresser that I finished recently. 
I only remembered to take a before picture when there was a 6 inch strip of original colour showing across the top. Oops.  I figured by then that there wasn't any real point.  It was painted already, white underneath and then it had been painted brown with that faux graining technique that is so ugly now, but so popular years ago. 
The layers of paint did leave a nice aged texture, though, which was nice. 
I used Cece Caldwell paint in Santa Fe Turquoise.  One thing I like about this paint is that it is non-toxic.  Which means this pregnant gal can use it without worrying!  I finished it off with clear wax and a little light aging wax.  One thing that is nice, is that if you apply too much dark wax you can reapply the clear wax and it lightens it up. 
It is for sale, but if it doesn't sell, I won't be too disapointed because I could easily use it for the baby's things. 

I think that it's a solid oak piece.  I had my dad check it out when he was down and he agreed.  If I end up keeping this piece I can see it being stripped down to the wood in the future.  But for now it's turquoise and I really like it. 
I reused the handles it came with.  Although they are not original, I thought they worked okay.  For once I didn't have to paint, or rub-n-buff or do anything to them.  Just unscrewed them and then put them back on.  That was nice for a change!
The colour is pretty vibrant and has a bit more of minty/green undertone to it than I am used to, but it's still a very pretty colour. 

19 comments:

  1. Its such a pretty colour! Looks great!

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  2. Love it, such a fun color and what a great piece. It can be used almost anywhere. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that is going on now. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Very pretty color! I would love to do this with my dresser!

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  4. So beautiful! Love that color. You did a great job!

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  5. Thanks tons for linking up, I love this dresser. Hugs, Marty

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  6. New Follower and this is gorgeous!!!!!
    Deborah
    threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. As soon as I saw the thumbnail of this dresser I said "WOW" that color is amazing, I love it!! great job. :)

    I'm your newest follower.

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  8. Very beautiful! I'm such a fan of turquoise!! Found you through My Repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can 118...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C
    http://designsbystudioc.com

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  9. Love the color! What a pretty result.

    ~Katie P @ Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

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  10. It looks great! Such a pretty color.

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  11. I love it! So very pretty! I've always loved turquoise painted furniture!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  12. So cute... I love the color. I am featuring it tomorrow on The 36th Avenue.
    xoxo

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  13. Hopping over from the Shabby Nest! I am absolutely loving that paint color and that it is non-toxic. Huge plus in my book. This makeover turned out great!

    I'd love for you to share this with us at Living Well Spending Less today in our Thrifty Thursday link party! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  14. You can never go wrong with Santa Fe Turquoise! Looks fab!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so in LOVE with that color and it has the perfect amount of distressing on it!! where did you buy the paint? BTW new follower and super excited for your next creations!!

    http://stradmuffin1.blogspot.com/

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  16. The dresser is gorgeous! I picked this post as one of My Friday Favorites - you can check it out here: http://wp.me/p2hp9V-TX

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