Saturday, May 14

Smokey Blue Dresser

This was a display piece that had only a few nicks and dents. I lightly sanded it and then used Behr paint and primer in Smokey Blue with an extra shot of white to lighten it a shade.

This was the original finish.

Eh, not terrible just a little boring.

I applied two coats of the paint and primer in one.

I used a foam roller and a smaller brush for the details.

When it was dry I lightly sanded the edges of the drawers and the details on the sides. I used 100 grit sandpaper and a 3m  rubber sanding block (makes sanding so much more fun).

I used 2 silver and white circle drawer knobs for the top drawer and 4 brushed silver drawer knobs from Lowes.

I left the top and bottom in the original state since they were in good condition and had a nice stain.

It is protected with a coat of paste wax. This was my first time trying the wax and it was pretty simple. Apply, let dry and wipe off. I used SC Johnson Paste Wax and I tested it by scraping a screw along a hidden side and it didn't even leave the tiniest mark.

This is the finished look:

Oh, I haven't forgotten about the dumpster find headboard and footboard. I'm still working on it. I recently found some antique finials at Victoria's Antique Warehouse. It's a really beautiful shop with a warehouse filled with wonderful architectural pieces. I'm going to Joann's tomorrow to use my 50% off coupon for some fabric because I've decided  to upholster the headboard. Once it's completed I'll post pics.

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  1. Love the blue and dark wood together. Looks great!

  2. Found you on Perfectly Imperfect. I LOVE how you left more than just the top dark.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. It's beautiful! I love the color! I would love to have to share your talents at my VIP party today.
    Have a great holiday weekend!

  4. Thanks Sommer! I linked up to your party.