Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ella's dresser makeover

So here is the dresser I told you I did for Ella's room. I painted the above wood shelf to match the paint I had used on the dresser.

THIS is what it looked like BEFORE!!! HID- E - OUSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

But this is what I fell in love with!! The ornate handles and drawers.

But since the top was that faux wood laminate stuff, I went and got some of this stuff to rub on the top. That way it doesn't etch that shiny top that you will see it come through the paint. This takes that sheen off so that the paint sticks. I really was happy with how it worked.

Here is the dresser getting primed in the garage, before the snow started flying.

And here it is distressed and waxed with the mirror glass spray on the handles to give them a vintage look. I just love how it turned out and you can see the rest of ther room transformation HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this and have  a BEAUTIFUL day. 

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20 comments:

WhyCuzICan said...

Karin- smashing as usual, and thanks for the tips.

Again, when kiddo finally moves to Paris to be a high fashion model, or off to Harvard, give me a jingle...I'll move in!

Smiles,
Suzanne in NW Illinois
(from my Dashboard)

Kelly said...

GORGEOUS! I always wonder abou those SUPER ornate 80's hutches and things..>I recently found a headboard like that...with a built in mirror (whoa kinky) and I considered what I could do with it...
you do amazing work! keep it up!

art is beauty said...

Thank you so much Kelly!!! :) She is loving her new room!
Karin

art is beauty said...

Suzanne, how bout she stays here and I go to PARIS!! LOL!! Thanks again for being so sweet!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Very pretty chest! Great restyle!

art is beauty said...

Thanks so much Jan!!

Ginger said...

Cool! That thing sure was ugly!!!

Ginger said...

One more thing. Love your header but I think the backround needs to be softer...its kind of making my eyes go crazy. Love those header pics!

Ann-Kay said...

Karin, that looks gorgeous ( as always)!!

art is beauty said...

How does this background look..:)
Karin

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

REALLY beautiful!! Love that you showed the closeup of the end to show the distressing and the handles! I have to say, it's hard for me to say the before was ugly, because I could totally see the potential if I was walking past it. The lines and curves are amazing. Love what you did with it! Visiting from FFF~

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped in...this is a beautiful makeover!

Di said...

What is the "mirror glass spray" you used on the hardware?

art is beauty said...

DI, its Krylons Mirror like spray. Hobby Lobby sells it.

Di said...

It looks like vintage silver in the picture is that the real results?

art is beauty said...

yes Di, it really does give it that vintage silver look. I love it and it has not rubbed off at all.
Thanks, Karin

Ginger said...

Much better! Thanks for helping my old eyes! Everything looks great!

Ginger said...

I see the potential in all of your "picks" I am just amazed by your energy to get them to a non ugly state! You inspire me!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This turned out beautiful~Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I absolutely love this dresser! The details look so much better with a coat of paint, so beautiful!