Nov 13, 2011

Dresser for Habitat Heros

This dresser will be donated to Goodwill as my contribution to the Habitat Heros challenge to donate a refinished piece of furniture to charity.

I painted this dresser in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  The first coat was painted with a custom mix of blues; I wanted the blue to show through the distressing.  The second coat was painted with Paris Grey.  The final step was a coat of  the soft wax in clear.  The hardware was sprayed with a light coat of Rustoleum Satin Nickel.

The dresser before.  I did sand portions of the dresser because there were a ton of stickers on the sides.  Let's finish with another photo of the after.

Reminder:  You can still link up to Habitat Heros until November 20.  On November 21 one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win the following:

Anthropologie $30 gift card $25 gift card
Hobby Lobby $30 gift card
Target $30 gift card

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a beautiful donation. You are a hero Katie.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you know i love that color! and a perfectly beautifu piece to be donated! :)

Maggie said...

oh the colour are beautiful and luv the redo.
Would luv for my readers to discover your blog, will you please join our weekly party at
have a great crafting week!

Deanna said...

This sure changed the look for the furniture. Like it!

I'm stopping by from bnotp and hope you'll pop in at my place sometime at HomeHaven.

Like what you have done,

AudreyO said...

Wow I am so impressed with what you were able to do. I love the new piece.

Kahli said...

I freaking love this dresser! That color is amazing! And the hardware too!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow! My first time visiting your blog, what a beautiful job you've done all the furniture!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful color and how nice to give back.

Elaine said...

Some lucky Goodwill shopper is going to snap this up in a second! It turned out to be such a pretty piece of furniture! I LOVE the hardware! Very sweet of you to donate it!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I agree what a great job you have done! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I always see furniture like that at thrift stores (so ugly!), but now after seeing its potential, I'll have to give them a second look!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous job you did on this dresser. Now, anyone would be proud to own it. (Me!)
It's a wonderful donation, and you are a kind soul.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I had a dresser almost exactly like this one growing up as a girl. I don't know what happened to it. I loved it though...your redo is marvelous as always. I never tire of seeing what you can do with a can of paint.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely dresser and what a dear soul you are!

Susan and Bentley

A Vintage Vine said...

That will be such a nice piece to donate! Thanks for helping to host this and I am really enjoying your blog!

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

Love it - so simple and elegant and a fab shade!

P.S. Today's my blogiversary, and I'm hosting my first-ever giveaway!

Decorating the Ville said...

Very pretty, love the after!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Katie, What a pretty dresser and you are so sweet to donate it. I am sure someone grabs it up quickly. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.

Karisa Carter said...

This is simply beautiful!!!

gifts for men said...

I just wanted to come by and say Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, It's fun to see a new post. Good luck and hope you make a lot of new friends.

Artsy VaVa said...

What a great makeover! Whoever buys it will be lucky to have it in their home!

andrea said...

I can't believe she used to be such a horrible shade of yellow! The grey is so clean and modern. A complete 180 on this one, Katie! Zero to hero! Great job on your work,too, for Habitat Heroes! andrea@townandprairie

Small Holdings Farm said...

Beautiful job on the dresser....what a transformation. I love that you're donating it. A person after my own heart. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back to get in on my driftwood sailboat give-a-way. Sherron

Suzy said...

Katie, you did a beautiful job on this transformation. This will make some lucky family so happy!

Suzy said...

PS - I'm featuring this piece at my party tonight.