March 15, 2011

Ol' Blue Eyes (The Dresser)

What a weird name for a post..I know. But he stands in my bedroom looking at me and calling my name. I love, love, love how this dresser turned out! Did I mention love??

My mother in law had this dresser in a house she was going to sell and asked me if I wanted it. It's not in the best shape and I'm sure that most people would have just turned it down, but not me (I know my blogging buddies would have jumped on it also) I saw the potential in it right away. So it sat in the closet for about a year (so much for right away) and this last week I pulled it out and started the process on bringing him back to life.

I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seeds blue dresser and thought our bedroom could use a little bit of color so I went for it! I love how he turned out!! Yippee!! Hubby asked if I always refer to our furniture in the third person..I of course said yes, it makes them seem more special. I also love hearing the stories behind some of this furniture from his childhood and it makes these pieces so much more special to me.

So let's take a look shall we...... Before.. Love the little details


Isn't he beautiful? Don't answer that if you don't like him (just kidding). I used a color called SilverMist (Behr paint/primer) and sanded the edges and then sprayed a clear coat to keep the edges from peeling. I left the top the same for contrast. 
So what projects are you working on this week I would love to know!
Have a wonderful week my friends!!

I have linked this post to DIY by Design and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. Beautiful isnt the word for it! Just amazing hun! Love love love it!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful makeover. I just love the color. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to my Swing into Spring party.

  3. OMG!.. Killer job!.. she's a real beauty!.. just darling!..

  4. Love it! you did a great job. And arent you suppose to refer to furniture in the third person?

    Come join me in my DIY adventures over at

  5. Looks great! I love that you didn't paint the top. Makes it much more interesting. I would never have thought of that!

  6. Oh, how pretty that paint color is....i wish i could see this in person! Your chest of drawers turned out beautifully! xoxo

  7. Who doesn't love a blue dresser? Yours is just lovely.

  8. Tiff, really love this one! I love blue. And I love the contrast. You have great taste! I love seeing all the makeovers! You inspire me!

  9. Oh my, this is gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for linking!

  10. What a gorgeous transformation - 'he' looks great!
    Happy White Wednesday,

  11. Ol' Blue Eyes is fabulous! So happy I stopped by!

  12. Love it! Fantastic color and I love the wood top.
    Dropping by from Furniture Feature Friday. Hope you'll drop by to see my chairs.


  13. Her makeover looks her new color! Hop over and join me next week at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY…hope to see ya there.


  14. Love it!! Blue is such a refreshing color :)

  15. GORGEOUS!! This is the second Miss Mustard Seed inpired creation I've seen at the shabby nest party!! You did a fantastic job!

  16. You did a great job! Love the 2 toned look!

  17. How cute! I love it!

  18. Wow, it looks great! What a fabulous makeover - I love the color!