Feb 27, 2013

Blue And White Dresser and a Nightstand

I haven't had too much furniture on the go lately, but I did manage to finish up these two pieces.  Waterfall has never been my favorite style, but I thought this dresser was cuter than some, what with that detailing along the bottom, so I decided to give it a try. 

I can't seem to find the before pictures, but the dresser was painted white and the nightstand was just regular brown stained wood.  Neither were in horrible condition, but neither were in spectacular condition, either. 

I used Cece Caldwells Chalk paint.  Simply White on the drawers and the bodies were done in Memphis Blue.  The handles were originally gold, but I "rub n buffed" them.  First I did them in black, then I mixed some silver and black together and did a coat of that for a slightly more pewtery silver. 

Isn't that handle on the nightstand just too cute?  It kind of looks like a ribbon. 

And I put some fresh wallpaper in the drawers.  The 1980s goose paper it came with was looking a little worn. 

This is what I need to start working on next.  Whenever I feel motivated, that is.  It's a solid walnut piece made by Gibbard.  Do you think it would be too horrible of me if I painted it?  My husband thinks it would be a good idea.  The drawer on the right needs repair and the mirror needs replacing.  That's probably why I've put off working on it so long.  (And right now I don't even feel like admitting how long I've had this thing...)  See, if I write about it on here maybe I'll actually get to it soon.  That's the hope anyways. 

And... last but not least... have you seen the fantabulous new burlap at Joann's yet?  I've added a new runner to my etsy shop...
Linking to:
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The 36th Avenue
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Tatertots & JEllo


  1. Cute transformation! Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week.

  2. This is very cute!! I love the colors! Would you consider sharing this and any other projects that you may have at my Pinterest Power party?



  3. I love this makeover! Gorgeous colours!

    The Gibbard vanity is beautiful. Can't wait to see it done.

    And the burlap fabric is to die for! Do we have Joann's Fabrics here in Ontario?


  4. The blue and white pieces are great. The vanity has beautiful lines and shape. Yes, I have seen the printed burlap at Hobby Lobby, too. I am trying to resist its charm!

  5. What a beautiful set, beautiful colours and I love what you did with the handles, they really look like pewter:)

    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished vanity, hopefully you'll get in the mood soon!Oh I say that because I think it'll look fantastic if you painted it:)

  6. Oh my! You have a lovely piece. I have been looking for a vanity like this for some time with no avail. You have such a lovely blog and I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today www.diy180.com. I have not try CeCe paint, however I plan on purchasing it this weekend. I heard great things about this paint and I am looking forward in trying it.

    Thanks again and have a great week.


  7. Cute dresser and I LOVE the runner!

  8. Hi Cynthia...thanks again for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment! I'll be sure to buzz around your site...Oh, I love the runner! I'll have to get over to JoAnn!!


  9. Love that burlap runner! The dresser looks perfect for that style! You always do a great job!