Thursday, March 7, 2013

Empire Dresser Make Over

Good Morning my Beauties...Just a quick makeover post for you!
I did this a while back...LIKE before SNOW!!!
But have just now gotten a chance to show you.

I got this gorgeous dresser at Goodwill awhile back..I loved it..
But the top and sides were in TERRIBLE condition.

I had a few people online TELL me not to paint it..but they didn't see all this.
I have refinished a lot of furniture and when you see those STAINS...they go ALL THE WAY THROUGH...there is no sanding them out...

And its hard to see from this picture but parts of the veneer were actually MISSING
from the legs.
So I sanded them down smooth.

Then I got out my smokey mountain CeCe Caldwells paint
and started painting.

I waxed and buffed her up and love how the distressing showed through.

To satisfy myself and the fellow wood lovers out there.I left the drawers as is.The drawers if you can believe it were in perfect condition. 
A marriage of Paint and Wood....

I am so Happy with how it turned out.
Unfortunately when I took this picture we were in the midst's of all clouds all the time,
SO this is as good as it gets!
I hope you enjoyed this little makeover!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Unknown said...

Want! Want! Want! I LOVE THIS!!!! Gorgeous, Karin!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Karin- This turned out really great. I love the grey and wood combo- xo Diana

Bliss said...

It's a beauty, you did good!


Kathryn J Cain said...

great compromise!!maybe and dare I say,if our politically system could paint or don't paint....LoL and love it this will sell fast

Gypsy Heart said...

It's beautiful!!


Jenna said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the color you chose! Pinning!

Jenna @

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

What a gorgeous dresser! I love the mix of wood and paint..great color!


srpprcrftr said...

First of all I seem to really favor the Empire style, then the color is favorite and how you left the drawers without painting is perfect. She's gorgeous. Wow. Great job. Why can't I find things like that at goodwill? Love it. Happy March

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Another beautiful transformation. You did a great job Karin!


Unknown said...

I love paint and stain combos! Beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up!

Janel from NellieBellie said...

That grey almost looks like's soo awesome! Love!

Stephanie said...

Great job! I love the grey color you choose. Grey is really in right now, which is great since it matches everything! I wish I had more time to makeover furniture. I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join!

Unknown said...

what a beauty great job saving her

Heather said...

I love the color you painted it! Great decision to leave the drawer fronts as wood - it's a stunning piece! Thanks for sharing it at Project Inspired!!

Unknown said...

Saw your project on HomeTalk and headed right over to find out what colour you used. Love the Smoky Mountain against the wood. I've used this technique before of painting the body and leaving the drawer fronts - love that look.

Thanks for sharing.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out beautiful! Great work. Megan

Anonymous said...

This is Beautiful! Just came over from link pary at The Rusty Pig to look around. Love your stuff.
Kelly from Copper Roof Interiors

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Another beautiful transformation Karin. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

Unknown said...

Karin -- holy moly I'm in love girl! Great job and I'm featuring your empire dresser tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking up your fabulous makeovers! Hugs, Clydia