Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just a Good Ol' Revamp...



Wow...

It has been forever since I have done a big revamp.

It felt good!  I love seeing shanty turn chic :-)!!


I recently received this beautiful dresser from my in-laws.  I loved everything about it!  It has beautiful lines, WORKING drawers and perfect old hardware.  She just needed a little revamp.




I did sand the top a bit just to smooth it out a bit.  I didn't prime it first but I did use Valspar's new paint that is mixed with primer.  I notice a huge difference in this paint and the original Valspar.  It goes on so much thicker and seems very durable.

I removed all the drawers and removed the hardware.  I then painted everything with 2 coats of my perfect off-white.  It's a Ralph Lauren color that they no longer sell.  It was called Architectural Off-White and I love it!  I had Lowe's remake it off of a chip so if anyone wants the code just email me :-)

Finally, I sanded my edges up a bit and topped everything with 2 thin coats of Polycrylic.  I prefer Polycrylic to Polyurethane because it doesn't yellow over time and it's not near as strong in smell so I don't feel bad doing it inside!

Here are the results...












What do you think??  I thought the hardware was perfect so I didn't change a thing there! Doesn't a good revamp feel so good???

This dresser is going in my girls' room.  I have one bed totally finished, painted and put together.  I bought all my wood for bed number 2 today and should have it finished in a day or so!! Whoooop!

Can't wait to show you guys!!  

Make sure to check out Silhouette's great SHANTY sale they have going on through the 22nd by clicking HERE!

Happy Thursday :-)!!

~Whitney
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51 comments:

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I love the way it turned out! It looks great! It's amazing what some paint can do. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a gorgeous dresser and you made it so much better! Love it!

Kara said...

Gorgeous dresser! Cant wait to see the beds. You are wonderwoman!

Chris said...

Soooo pretty! It's a brand new piece of furniture. Love it!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

it's beautiful! I love how much better you can see the lines and all it's beauty painted white!

Shannon Bogan said...

It's GORGEOUS!!! I would love the paint code. Also how did you paint? Sprayer, brush, roller, etc.? Thanks!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Beautiful! LOVE the color =) Can't wait to see your bed reveal as well!

Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home said...

Oh my gosh! Sooooooo beautiful! You did an amazing job... I would love a dresser like that. And what fabulous inlaws you have!

Comeca Jones said...

Lovely redo!!

Shelia said...

Wow! I just love this! You made this piece so gorgeous! You're good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jaime said...

Whitney this dresser is beautiful and the light color really makes the curves on the drawer sections pop and of course the distressing is perfect. Job well done.

barneyn said...

amazing! looks great!!

Pine Tree Home said...

I am prepping myself to being painting my bedroom furniture. This totally is getting me motivated. I'd love to know the paint code. The primer in one sounds enticing because I am an impatient gal. Did you notice a longer dry time?

Debbie said...

I LOVE it. What a difference the paint made. Looks amazing! The girls room is going to look beautiful.

Christine said...

What a stunning dresser! Those handles are awesome! Great job :)

Miss Obara said...

I want in-laws like that! I am on the hunt for a new old dresser for my daughters room...love how yours turned out!

Sheree said...

Just beautiful! I would love to have the code to that paint color!! I bought a desk last yr. that looks identical to that! Would love to paint it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
dropshopree@yahoo.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

Creamy loveliness. Way better than its darker older sister ;-)

tracyp said...

Oh how I wish I had the patience. My husband did one dressor and two nightstands with spray paint and I love them, except we got to lazy to coat it so it shantys itself nicely. One day I'll do it again.

Court said...

Love the lighter color, it shows off her beautiful detail so much better :)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love the color! So pretty!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Looks great! I just love creamy, painted furniture.

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Looks great! I just love creamy white painted furniture!

Kelsey said...

It turned out gorgeous! I absolutely adore that color and would love the paint code! I'm planning on painting two pieces that I've been searching for the perfect white! My email is alschic07(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacey said...

Love, Love, Love that paint color! I have a console table that needs a bit of updating. I would also like the paint code and would also like to know what you used to paint it (brush, roller, sponge roller)? dsmfoote@yahoo.com

Suzanne said...

That is gorgeous! Isn't it amazing how you can see all the lines so much better with it painted white. I love everything about it!

liz said...

it looks fabulous I would love to have the paint code too, you did an awesome job!!!!

Sherryd said...

You did a great job, it turned out lovely! I really like the color.

Karyn said...

Fantastic makeover ! You have just inspired me to get into a piece I am waiting to do.

Jennifer said...

LOVE it. That dresser reminds me of my moms old one from when I was a kid.

Nicole said...

I totally just had a Toy Story 1 Alien toy moment. "Ooooooohhhhhh!!" My husband asked me to repeat myself, haha. GORGEOUS revamp!! Seriously, I think this is the best I have seen. Beautiful. Great job.

Erin A said...

Yummy!!! It looks just gorgeous! Great great job. I love that the dark wood peeking out on the edges allowed to you to not have to glaze it for the antique look-perfect!

Erin
LTC

The DG Family said...

That looks incredible! You are right, the hardware fit perfectly no change needed there. Thanks for the polycrylic tip, I didn't know that there was another option out there. :)

allyo said...

It's beautiful! Since stumbling upon your website over the Christmas break, my mind has been on overdrive with revamping and doing crafts. Being a mother of three under three and teaching full time, I can't keep up with all the projects that my mind is coming up with! I love your blog and can't wait until summer time so that I can start on some of these projects!!

Corinna said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! :)

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Whitney!
I love the dresser makeover! Thank you so much for the tip about the Polycrylic. I never seal anything because of the yellowing, I'm glad there's a solution, thank you! Because of your advice and inspiration, I wanted to let you know I got a Silhouette for Christmas - so excited - but a little overwhelmed at getting started yet. I'm heading on over to the Shanty sale to check out the deals.
Have a super blessed weekend girlie!
Missy

Shelly said...

Beautiful results! What fabulous curves AND drawer pulls. :)

One Life Many Journeys said...

The white makes the lines show up so much better. I would love to have the color code. You did not use a glaze, right? Thanks,
Melinda

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a beautiful dresser! Your new finish looks fantastic!

Heidi said...

I've been seeing a lot of these "curvy" dressers on Craigslist lately. This looks so cute the way you finished it off!

thefarmprincess said...

This is gorgeous!! Your blog inspires me so much.

Erin said...

Holy schmoly!! Just something you whipped up between a dental visit and picking up the kids, Eh?? You are a force of nature. Love it, love you. Lots of love here.

Jill Elaine said...

I LOVE it! And I'm with you - I love a good revamp:) We are currently at the drywall finishing stage of my 12 year olds bedroom. CANNOT wait to put the decor touches on this one!!
Can't wait to see the beds you are making. Can't imagine. My hubby wouldn't let me touch his tools:) But he makes stuff for me so I'm not complaining:)

Amber Meadows said...

Wow - so pretty! I love it!!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

Beautiful love the drawer pulls

Caylee @ Domesticity Evolving said...

Love the dresser! I'm in the middle of a furniture painting dilemma at my house. Do you spray, roll, or brush your paint on?

Jenny said...

Wow! That looks amazing. Love the color and the shantying you did on it!

Victoria said...

it's beautiful, and the hardware is gorgeous! Wow, nice job!

vkpicasso said...

You did a wonderful job! The dresser looks just beautiful. I have a desk I want to redo but am not sure how to paint it. How did you apply the paint and polycrylic? Paint brush, roller, sprayer? Thanks for sharing.
Kennelly1@gmail.com

Jantz & Ab said...

First time to your blog...I'm hooked! I love repurposing furniture, and now I'm super inspired to paint some antique dressers I've been contemplating doing something with. What's your preferred method for the dresser: brush, roll, or spray?
I've done brush on the past few, thinking about trying a new approach. Abbylouder@aol.com

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Adorable! Cannot believe I never stumbled across your blog before! Love it!

Melissa
www.houseography.net

 
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