2.25 2011

Pretty Robins Egg Blue Dresser

I love how this one turned out! I always say that, huh?
Here is what the dresser looked like before. The wood was actually gorgeous, and I never would have painted it, but it had a lot of chipped veneer along the sides, which I do not have the expertise to restore. Most of these veneered pieces either have to be completely restored which costs a pretty penny, or given a new look altogether. I do love how paint can add a whole new personality to these beautiful pieces, and the creative process is fun for me.
The color I used was SW Halycon Green, which I distressed and glazed with both brown and black.
The top was stained with 50/50 dark walnut/special walnut.
There are so many possibilities where to use this.
How do you envision this piece being used in someone’s home?
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33 thoughts on “Pretty Robins Egg Blue Dresser

  1. Great job! Love how this turned out. I have a dresser in our den that is in fair condition and while I love the wood, I'm playing with the idea of painting it. I don't have any painted furniture in the den but this might be a good candidate….have a great weekend!


  2. I love it! Brilliant, yet again. :) It's a very similar color to the dresser I just posted as well, but totally different style. I really like the way you have it staged in the entry way. It works really well there. Or maybe even an untraditional dining room buffet piece? Lovely!

  3. Wow, my jaw dropped. This one turned out perfect! I love everything about it. I can see it in so many areas, even WITH the mirror. I love using pieces like this as a sideboard in a dining room. Or it's great as a baby dresser/changing table since babies love to look at themselves in the mirror.

  4. WOW this is really gorgeous now. I love the colour and how you've distressed it. well done. It's so much fun breathing life back into old unloved pieces of furniture again isn't it!

    cheers fiona from lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com

  5. This is really gorgeous, Christa. The color, the detail, the distressing, the hardware….all of it. This piece has a lot of character! You did a beautiful job. It looks lovely in your home. I'll be curious to hear who buys it and where they'll use it. It really could go anywhere in a home. It's one of my favorites that you've done.

  6. Christa,

    This is a gorgeous piece. You have done an amazing transformation. I scurried to SW to get the paint, but decided their swatch was a bit too green for me. On my screen it's the loveliest shade of blue and blues are so difficult. Will try printing the page and matching it that way.

    I have so enjoyed looking at your creations! Can't wait to see what you tackle next.

    My family and I went through a similar loss several years ago. We learned that families make a home, not houses and "things". God was gracious to supply all of our needs. Going through the fire isn't what we would necessarily chose, but it does give us a chance to see our lives differently and learn. May you feel God's protection and guidance every day.


  7. Oh! This is my dad’s bedroom set that he has had since he was a young boy! (yes, 77 years back!) There is a vanity and hanging mirror that go with! It a darker stain, but same one. It has a tall dresser too. :) I am glad you found a way to use it in your home!

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