Dresser Revival


I hope you’re having a great week so far.  Today is the first day in nearly a week that we’re back to a normal schedule.  Snow days, delays, high school exams and holidays have thrown the kids’ schedule for a loop, so I’m happy to have everybody back in school.  

I have a new project to share that I completed last month, but in the holiday rush, never got around to it.

For some reason, it’s reading a bluish gray in these photos, but the outer portions are actually painted Graphite by Annie Sloan.  The dresser top and drawers are painted in “Linen”, also Annie Sloan.  I still need to wax it, but you get the idea.  I added new hardware from Hobby Lobby, and she’s all styled up and ready to go.

The area that is cream colored was an accident, but I kind of like it, so for now, it stays.

I picked up this piece from Craiglist several years ago, and it shared it here when I first started blogging.  It started out looking like this:

You can see that the veneer was peeling pretty badly along the bottom drawer, so I removed it completely, painted it, and gave it a new lease on life.

And here it is now:

I painted it because I’m impulsive and got a wild hair it was starting to yellow a bit, and wasn’t looking quite so fresh anymore.  I don’t know though, after seeing Cassie’s gorgeous coastal blue buffet, I have to admit, I’m so tempted to paint it again!  Isn’t this stunning?  I’m such a sucker for beautiful shades of blue.

Today I’m off to shoot some photos for my new House Stalking series, and I can’t wait!  One of the homes is from the “Naughty Pine House” – do you remember it?

The other one is a friend who recently completed a two story addition to her already beautiful home.  Fun stuff!

I’m also going to be sharing some different styling options for this dresser, just to give you some ideas for changing things up in your own home, by simply shopping the house.  It’s amazing how a few changes can make all of the difference.

Have a great day!

Linking up:
Miss Mustard Seed – Friday Furniture Features


  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    January 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    love the new look of the dresser! and thank you soooo much for the shout out! 🙂 you rock!

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    pam {simple details}
    January 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    What a smart idea to nix that bottom drawer!! Love the power of paint and your update, and Cassie's dresser color has me looking around to see what I can paint, too!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    January 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    What a solid and great piece for your entry. Your styling is fabulous. You are inspiring me to tackle my foyer and give it some post-Christmas love!

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    Elizabeth BlueClearSky
    January 21, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    The new colors suit that piece very well. I like the open space where the drawer was too.

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    Stacy Curran
    January 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Jenny the dresser looks great. I've used Graphite before and it was almost black….I love it and it really suits your piece

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    Valerie Sisco
    January 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Jenny,
    Visiting here from Miss Mustard Seed's link-up. The dresser looks so refreshed — I love how the paint turned out! A friend just painted a dresser for me in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and I'm loving it. All of your pieces look lovely!

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