Monday, February 20, 2012

Makeover Monday- Just in Time....

PHEW! I  am cutting this one close aren't I!?!  It's a long story and I'll spare you all the details but it basically boiled down to no knobs at my Hobby Lobby and having to call in a favor. Thanks Loni!!

So I showed you this guy in yesterdays post but here's a refresher just in case....



I literally have had him in my garage for at least two years. I would say you can read about it "here" (insert hyperlink) but I am to lazy to sift back through and find the original post. So- take my word for it, he's been here a while.

I decided to use some left over muted turquoise blue/gray/green paint I had.
(You'll see in a minute why I described the color like that.)

Then I decided (even though it's been done a thousand times already) to add numbers to the drawer fronts.

 I had never done it myself and always wanted to.  I grabbed my stencils,some leftover black paint and got started...



At this point I had a pretty clear vision of  what I wanted the end result to be.

I even tested out the knobs that I originally got for Lil' Red's dresser.



After lots and lots of distressing, a top coat of minwax and a trip to my MIL's for the remaining knobs, the end result was....




I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The only problem?  I am a horrible photographer and the lighting in my home, mixed with the wall color really make it difficult to capture the true color of this piece. 

In fact, even though in all the photos above the dresser looks, gray, sometimes green, it really is...




more of a muted turquoise,blue, gray.

 The photo above is the closest I can get to it's true color.

 Either way I really love how it turned out.


Angie

P.S. He's available for purchase if you're interested.

11 comments:

Leanne said...

1) No knobs at hobby lobby? FOR SHAME! 2) available for purchase? hmmmmm . . . How much to get him to chicago? 3) too lazy to look for the hyperlink? You CRACK ME UP!! 4) I love that you are here again . . . I've missed you so!!!! Hugs!!!

Angie said...

Aww Leanne- I've missed chatting with you and am so unbelievable behind on your blog. :( I really need to spend a weekend and get caught up! Hope you are doing great and creating like crazy!!!

Nikki said...

Love it! I've yet to do numbers too...this piece is great. Good Job Girl!

Joyce said...

I love this! It turned out great. :-)

Tammy @ Type A said...

great job girl!

scrapwordsmom said...

This looks amazing...you are sooo gifted, Angie. Seriously....I just don't have this kind of creative side...I sure wish I did:)

Happy to see you again!! I love your posts!!! Keep them coming, girl!

Angie said...

Thank you Ladies!! :)

Heather said...

It's stinkin' adorable! Very nice job, you.

Just found your blog, it's lovely. I'll go look around some more...

Cheers,
Heather
lastdayago.blogspot.com
larkandlola.blogspot.com

Jana said...

I Love the numbers that you put on the dresser. I'm seeing lots of folks do them lately. I have a dresser to do sometime in the future, I think the #'s would looked great on it.
Just found your blog today. Think I will look around a bit at your other work.

Angie said...

Thank you Ladies!! Glad you stopped by! :)

Deana said...

What a cute dresser!