Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chevron Dresser!

I gave you a little peeky-peek of this little dresser, and now it’s time to show her off!


This dresser was another Facebook find… believe me, Facebook is your friend when it comes to finding good deals.  I’m part of a Moms group and someone posted this small dresser for sale – I snagged it as soon as I could!  It was just the perfect height to fit under a shelf in my closet and get my hubby’s clothes out of baskets!

I can not find the before pic of this, but it was painted red with blue knobs, which was perfect for a little boy but not what I had in mind for my man.  After a coat of bonding primer, I painted it with leftover MS Sharkey Grey paint from my office paint job.

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Then came the hard part – measuring and marking and taping to get those chevron angles just right

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Then, I painted the stripes with some leftover MS Glass of Milk paint from my French Grain Sack Dresser.  It’s important to paint in the direction of the stripe – otherwise, the eye gets confused between all the angles.

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In order to get nice lines with the stripes, I used a tip I learned on Fresh Home Ideas.  You first paint along your taped line with the original paint color and then paint your contrasting color.  Works perfectly!  (I’m tempted to try it on my baseboards when I tackle that beast someday.)

Then it was time to peel off that tape to reveal the chevron *squee*!  It was a beautiful moment. *tear*
Some of the paint lines were a little raised so I gently sanded those down, added a coat of Annie Sloan soft wax, and then added the new hardware: these gorgeous mercury glass knobs I found at Hobby Lobby.  (50%off, always!)


And that was it!
Total project breakdown:
dresser: $50, paint: leftover (free), hardware: $16 = $66  Yeah!


I’m quite happy with my new dresser… so much so that now I want to redo my closet too!  It’s all planned in my head already!
Enter Mr. home.made. rolling eyes…

But I know that you guys totally are with me on this, right?

Stay tuned for a newly improved closet to go with my new chevron dresser!  *wink*

Linking up here:

11 comments:

  1. Great job, Rhonda! Those knobs are just the icing on the cake. So pretty!

    Aloha,

    Charlie

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  2. The knobs you chose look so pretty against the chevron!!! Love this!!!

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  3. This is sooooooooooooo lovely!!! I can't get enough chevron! We would love for you to come link up to our Fave Furniture Fridays going on now!

    http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-series-fave-furniture-fridays.html

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  4. Such a beautiful dresser!! I love the chevron! :)
    I would love for you to share this at my "Unveil Your Genius" Link party!
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-your-genius-link-party_15.html

    Happy Weekend!

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  5. I love the color and great choice of hardware! You did an awesome job!

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  6. What a great project. Love the color and the hardware.

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  7. Awesome! you did a great job... looking forward to seeing the closet renovation to go along with it;) visiting from miss mustard seed!

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  8. That looks really cute! Nice job - love the change!
    I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  9. I believe this is my favorite chevron dresser I have ever seen! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing & I shared this on FB. {HUGS} threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful dresser...cute knobs!
    I would love if you stopped by to link it up to my party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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