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Oct 26, 2011

Turquoise Princess Dresser


This princess dresser was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Duck Egg Blue, Louis Blue and Provence.  I then distressed the dresser and finished with the Soft Wax in Clear and Dark.



The top was stained with Minwax in Dark Walnut.


A princess dresser definitely needs glass knobs; therefore, the wood knobs were changed to glass.


Before with the top sanded.


After.

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55 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh katie! that is sooo pretty! the color and finish are spectacular! it looks so smooth! love the curves, too!

Cynthia said...

very lovely! The glass knobs are the perfect touch!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it perfect color , it has a simple, beautiful look to it.
lauren

Allison@FabRehab said...

Goooorgeous! So pretty!

Good Time Charlie said...

It turned out so lovely! Love, love, love the natural wood top and contrast in blue. Great work, thanks for sharing!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

It's so beautiful! The top is STUNNING!!!

Melodee said...

what a beautiful dresser...looks great!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your dresser sure has lovely lines and I like that you didn't paint all of it (but what you painted looks fabulous!)

Jacqueline said...

Looks beautiful, I love the blue and those knobs!

Connie @ Salvage Savvy said...

This dresser is gorgeous, and the glass knobs are just a perfect touch! Beautiful job :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty! I love the transformation into this beauty. Great colors and great knobs.

Pam

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

That looks beautiful! I did almost the exact same thing for a dresser that a friend used for a changing table. You can check it out here.
http://beforemeetsafter-frugalfinder.blogspot.com/2011/05/painted-dresser-for-baby.html

Ellie said...

That dresser is perfection! I just love it!

Miss Char said...

Love this piece, the color is perfect. Its amazing what a little paint on an well worn piece can do to update it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

You did a great job transforming that dresser. Love the style of it. The glass knobs just make it!

andrea said...

I just adore these serpentine dressers. The yare so charming. andrea@townandprairie

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

I looked through all your posts, and you do some of the most professional makeovers I have seen. Just lovely!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Wow, it's so well done. The color is beautiful and you've distressed it just the right amount. So lovely!

Could you link it up to my party too? I'd love my readers to see it!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/10/latest-and-greatest-friday-3-and.html

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Id love to feature your dresser on Monday , let me know if its ok
lauren

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

holy gorgeousness!! not much more to say!

impressed,

amy

Tracy said...

Beautiful - I just love the color!

Julie said...

Very nice update!

Sally said...

That turned out beautiful! I just LOVE that color! I'm your newest follower for the frugal friday party. I'd love you to stop by my new blog loveofhomes.blogspot.com & follow along too!
Thanks,
Sally

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oooooo, I like that. Nice color.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

This piece of furniture is one of my all time favorite pieces. I love the color you choose and the transformation. Thanks for the inspiration!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a great find. I usually do dark stained tops, but may have to try a lighter one now that I've seen this:)

Jenny said...

Wonderful job! I love the curves and the color - and I like that you left the top stained. The knobs are the perfect jewelry for such a feminine piece. Well done!

LBP said...

I love the color and shape of this dresser! Great job!

Blessings

Linda

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

It's beautiful!! I found you through Miss Mustard Seed's link party...glad I did!

Hope you'll come see my blog...www.chichistudio.com/blog

craftedniche said...

Love this! Such a nice finish!

bailey k. said...

this is so beautiful! i love all of your furniture. the color is amazing.

i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks so much for sharing!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great restyle! Looking classic and fabulous :)

Mary said...

Wow ... I seriously want that dresser. The lines are so elegant and the blue is so perfect.

Mary

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Fabulous Color & Perfect Transformation!

Katie said...

This is so gorgeous Katie!! I love the warm wood with the aqua! You did such a fantastic job!

Ashley said...

That's beautiful. I have a similar dressed (although not with such great curvy lines), that's in need of an overhall. It came to me an awful shade of green, and I gave up stripping and painted it over white. Now that I have more space to actually work on projects...I might give it another go. Love the wood top.

P.S. I came here from the A2D link party. :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

She's a beauty, thanks for linking up!

Honey at 2805 said...

You have made her into a great beauty! Of course it helps to have great curves and great legs!

I am delighted that you linked to Potpourri Friday! Many thanks!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a lovely transformation! The blue is beautiful, and you are yet another blogger who is convincing me that I really do need to go out and buy some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Kat :)

Tonya said...

Gorgeous! You did an amazing job!

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

I love the color! I just got the ASCP in duck egg but wish I had the other 2 to mix...this color looks great :) I have the old white....maybe i'll mix a little of that . Visiting from tatertots!

Jenna said...

Just lovely!

Ruth said...

Your dresser looks gorgeous. I love the mix of the blues and the walnut top. Wonderful job.

Here from Tatertots.
Stop by my blog.

Ruth

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You did such a great job on this piece. It just looks so smooth! The color is fantastic too. Love the warm wood top! The dark walnut is not as dark as I had thought it would be.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a beautiful piece!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

gail said...

katie--your dresser is beautiful! I love the color with the stained top.
gail
ps catching you !

Sommer said...

GORGEOUS! The color, the finish. I'm so in love with the natural wood tops on furniture with painted bodies. I would be delighted to have you stop by and link this up to my VIP party this weekend! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html Have a safe and happy halloween!

Kahli said...

Very Pretty Katie! I love that color and the stained top :)

Our DIY Diaries said...

What a great makeover. It turned out so beautiful! Just found your blog and you have some wonderful posts! I look forward to following you!

-Jen
http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Katie, she turned out so pretty! You did a great job bringing her back to life. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! I am about to do the same thing to a dresser I have. Walnut on top and I got French Linen chalkl paint. Love it! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

LOVE love love the new color!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it- just Absolutely darling! Thank you for sharing at FNF! :)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Katie, I'm in love each time I see one of your chalk paint pieces. So beautiful. I'm still vowing to try it for myself. Thanks so much for your support of Fabulous Friday. I'm sure my readers enjoy seeing what you've been up to as much as I do!

Warmly, Michelle

Danielle said...

I REALLY like this dresser. I've been searching for a curvy front dresser for a long time. If I ever find one I might copy you. It's beautiful!