Thursday, January 16, 2014

To BEAUTY from Beast. Custom Sea Glass Dresser makeover

Good Morning my BEAUTIES!!
I hope you have been getting along well
without me....:)
Since I have been so absent I thought I would start off this weeks DIY 
with a BIG custom color that I named SEA GLASS
Dresser Makeover. 
 THIS is what it looked like was a BEAST!!!

The lady I bought it from had bought it for her HUSBAND to redo. 
He was a wood worker and professional painter..
He took one look at it and said.."get rid of it".....
He wanted nothing to do with it. 

Her  loss was my gain.

You can see from the top that the veneer was was popped up
all around the edges and bubbled and broken so I started pulling off the veneer. 

I even had to pull out the heat gun and chisel...soooo all those parts that were loose...yeah..
they were easy to get off...but the part that wasn't loose..was stuck like cement..

So Momma had to go buy a new toy....Well hello you BEAUTIFUL belt sander....:)

This took about 2 minutes to take it down SMOOTH...holy crap...I spent 2 hours trying to chisel
the thing off...I LOVE my belt sander...:)

So once all the prepping was FINALLY done, I could finally get to the fun part.
I mixed up my CeCe Caldwells paint into a gorgeous Sea Glass color.
and started making her BEAUTIFUL!
I waxed her and buffed her to an old world finish.

I am so happy that ladies husband didn't want this baby..Because I could see what she
was gonna look like way back when she looked like a beast.

I love the shabby-ness of the dresser with the coolness of the color.
It was like they had been waiting for each other.
(are you humming beauty and the beast yet...)??????  :)

Here she all her glory...
I have to say, I put her in my booth; but it took every fiber of my being NOT
to keep her. I was working my brain overtime trying to figure out
WHERE I could put her...but it was not to be.
Hopefully she will find her spot to shine in another home.

I want to thank you all again for you kind words, thoughts and prayers over the last couple
weeks. You guys are just BEAUTIFUL and you make me love what I get to do.
I am blessed to have you all following along..So THANK YOU!!
Go out and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


MaytagNMom said...

OH KARIN!!!! Am I reading you special-mixed this color called Sea Grass?? I think I need that color in my dream bedroom! LOL Sooooo pretty!

We've missed you and your big pieces :)

Good morning from NW Illinois,

Finding Home said...

So pretty - and what a transformation! Thanks so much for linking up at Monday Funday.

Take care,


Finding Home said...

Oh, and I shared on my facebook page!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Oh my what a transformation! Love the color!

Carole said...

Just Beautiful!!! You should take a picture and show it to the "Husband"! LOL.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Fabulous color - sea glass sums it up perfectly! I can see why you'll have trouble parting with her!

Nita Stacy said...

Lov love love her. I wish she could come live in my house!

Unknown said...

This made me gasp - seriously - this is over the top gorgeous - I'll be pinning this all over the place - dressers - aqua - everywhere I can lol
Gorgeous job!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You really have a vision to determine how beautiful the beast would become. LOVE the color! Wish you were closer...I'd love to have her.


Good Time Charlie said...

Holy Mermaid!! This is so gorgeous! Did you mix Santa Fe with Emerald Isle? Oh my I want to try this. I am checking out a belt sander. I was cracking up at "one look at it, get rid of it".......

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh my! That is just gorgeous! Maybe there is hope for my old buffet! Thanks for the inspiration!

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

WOW! So unbelievably gorgeous! I can't believe the before/after! I found you at Project Inspire{d}! Thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

pam {simple details} said...

LOVE your gorgeous piece, what vision, the color is perfect!!

PJH Designs said...

Stunning! Love the color and what a gorgeous dresser! Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy~PJH Designs

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

Way to go - removing veneer is such a chore! So glad you hung in there and created this masterpiece!

Bliss said...


Rita said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the color you chose. If you get a chance, please link this to my linky party:

Crystelle Boutique said...

Speaking of beauties! This dreseer is incredibly beautiful!!!!

You are a magician!!! ove the colr too.. :)

Wishing you a superb Tuesday... :)

hugs x

Crystelle Boutique

Unknown said...

Oh WOW--I am actually drooling over the color of this piece! How gorgeous! You did a fantastic job--I recently bought a sample size pot of this same color looking for something fun to do with it... I may have to buy a bit more paint now :-) Thank you!

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Wow, you did a great job!! Love this ;) You should link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
Jamie @

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Amazing transformation. Veneer can be so difficult to remove, I might come and steal your new toy for my next project! I love that colour that you mixed.

Unknown said...

What a transformation!! Love it!! That will be gone in a heartbeat!!

Elise Engh said...

That color of paint is gorgeous! Nice work!

Julie said...

Wow, you did an amazing job on this makeover! Pinned to my DIY board. Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesdays. Have a great week!

Krista Aasen said...

Stunning!! Wow, amazing job! I found you at twelveoeight. I am impressed:)
Krista @thehappyhousie

Unknown said...

So I FINALLY got a chance to come read your story about this beautiful piece! I LUV it!! I luv, luv, luv the color and I luv the lines. I do believe it may be my favorite piece you've ever done. BEAUTIFUL job!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your custom color is BEAUTIFUL and so is this dresser!


Theresa said...

I have a dresser similar to that, oh to change it. I love the color you picked out it. You did an amazing job! Love it!! Visiting from @

Cindy~ said...

This is FABULOUS! You did a beautiful job! I love the color too! We are painting the exterior of our house next week, kind of a med taupe with lighter taupe, but I want my door in a Valspar Peacock color similar to this! Love the 'old world' finish!

Molly said...

Your dresser turned out gorgeous!! prepping isn't very fun, but in the end it looks oh so worth it :D. awesome job.

I'm your newest follower

betsy said...

She may have been a beast before, but she's a real princess now. Gorgeous detailing and your paint really shows it off!

Christy said...

Just gorgeous! I wish I had that lovely in my home!!! Great Job!

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...


MaytagNMom said...

Had to laugh when I spotted the thumbnail of this at Miss Mustard Seed's party just now, Karin because I thought, (like a flash), "I hope Karin sees this and uses it, it's a great color and shape"... low and behold it's YOUR piece I saw before and fell in love with.

Smiles to you from rainy NW Illinois tonight,

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Soooo beautiful!!! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

Unknown said...

It's beautiful! I am obsessed with the color! The hardware is beautiful is, too!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely gorgeous!