Monday, May 23, 2011

Reverse Anthropologie Dresser

I thought about giving this post the title:

And now...for something completely different

My last furniture re-do was of a more soft, pretty, romantic style...but woman cannot live by pleats alone!

So for this piece, I took my inspiration from the Anthropologie Ordinal Dresser but reversed the color scheme!

Here's what I started with:


It was a good solid wood dresser, and only needed a couple of little patches, as you can see above. But the finish was in terrible shape.


I gave everything a light sanding, and then used my Silhouette to cut the numbers and letters out of vinyl, which I applied directly to the drawers. Then I painted right over them! I carefully lifted the numbers off while the paint was still wet, letting the original wood show through.

At this point, it really didn't look too good.
It needed to be distressed.
It wanted to be distressed.

(yes, furniture talks to me...often)


Looking better...

And better...





So, do you think I understood it correctly??

This dresser has sold (although I heard it say it would have been happy to stay with me).
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47 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love it! Better than Anthro!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it... absolutely beautiful.. i would love to feature it next monday let me know if that would be ok with you

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love it! Looks great!

Megan said...

That is one gorgeous dresser! Love all of it!

Okio B Designs said...

Amazing! Utterly amazing!

Jeanine

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh you have outdone ourself!!! LOVE it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that was supposed to say yourself. :)

About Mrs. G said...

That is awesome! Love it distressed. Perfection.

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

this is great. i love the reverse!

Taylor said...

Stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Chris said...

Beautiful piece! I would love this for my family room. You have definitely inspired me!

Michelle said...

Yes that title would have worked! I'm loving numbers and typography, you've done a great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Lisa Marie Vinograd said...

Wow!! I LOVE this!!! I am visiting from Cassie's blog and have fallen in love with this dresser. Well done! Very well done!

Lisa
http://turning-the-tables.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful job. I found you via Primitive and Proper, so glad I did your dresser transformation is so cool!

Desiree (Hubby, Me & Three) said...

I love it! Esp. the numbers! Great job.

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

Love it! Looks great all around.

Laurie said...

I love it- I have 2 dressers that look just like these.

Bridget said...

I really like your dresser and think it turned out far better than your inspiration! PS Also adore your "You are my Sunshine" picture. Would you be willing to share your source please and thank you?

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Bridget: There are two posts about the "You are my sunshine" canvases: http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2011/04/sheep-to-sunshine.html
and http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2011/05/seagulls-to-sunshine.html
The first one links to my "inspiration" picture!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Ohhhh I love it! Those numbers make it fantastic!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What great inspiration- I like your dresser so much more than Anthropolgies, Korrie! The best of rustic and refined :).

Jacqueline said...

I love love it!!!! I hope you share this at my party this week!

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liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Totally totally GORGEOUS. And that font is perfect.

Visiting from Remodelaholic's Anonymous :)

Ches said...

This is awesome! I love it, you are so creative.

Becca said...

I've seen a lot of Anthro inspired- but yours takes the cake! The dresser style with the lettering you chose looks Fantastic and Very Expensive!! Well Done!

Shelly said...

Your transformation is fantastic! I love that the numbers were made with your Silhouette!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Very cool. I would love something like that for my sons room. I think that piece could live just about anywhere and work. Great job!

Karen @ Heritage Home Creations said...

Very nice work! love the black and gold combo!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Wow, I love it! :-)

http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

d e l i g h t said...

That is one awesome dresser! I absolutely love it! Nice job!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Great job - it's looks really good and yes, it needed the distressing...

Stephanie said...

Wow, you really channeled the spirit of this dresser! I bet it sold, so stinkin cute, I would of bought it too. Great job, it was the first thing that caught my eye on remodelaholic's link party.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I LOVE IT!

Sacha said...

AWESOME!!!

Hyphen Interiors said...

This is fantastic. I'm totally digging numbers these days! Love the slight industrial feel that it has!

Kimberellie said...

wow! awesome! and so much better than the anthro one! YES, yours is BETTER!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Totally awesome!

Heidi said...

love it! fabulous job!
:)Heidi

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Great job! I revamped a file cabinet, inspired by the Anthro Ordinal Dresser. Need to get it posted on my blog so I can share it with others. I think you were right to distress the dresser -- it looks super!

Jayca @ *cartwheels* said...

I wish my furniture talked to me the way yours does!

"Korrie, not only would I like a sophisticated paint job, even-handed distressing, and well-placed numerology, I would also appreciate it if you could style me with my favorite shapely globe, that charming old scale and wheelbarrow little plant that you have hanging around."

My pieces just nag me: "Jayca, are EVER going to decide on a color? I'm sick of sitting outside, half-sanded and without hardware!"

Excellent job, and I love that globe more than Popsicles:)

Cowie Kaunweigh said...

She Shoots, She Scores...........I Just Love It !!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Korrie, this is WAY better than Anthropologie's dresser!

Gypsy Heart said...

Just saw this and it's outstanding! I would have had a very difficult time letting it
go. :-)

xo
Pat

Holly Lefevre said...

This is such a fun dresser. I love how the furniture talks to you (it talks to me too). Thanks for the inspiration!
Holly
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Connie @ Salvage Savvy said...

I just saw this on the CSI Project- it looks great, you did a wonderful job!! Oh, and don't feel bad... my furniture talks to me too ;)

Amanda said...

Wow, I love the reverse paint. I posted a link on my blog to your dresser. I also made one like Anthropologie, check it out @ http://burlapanddenim.com/2011/09/numbered-chest-of-drawers/

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured this project today in a roundup of Ordinal Dresser knockoffs. I did my own "Ordinal File Cabinet" before I started blogging, and just revealed it recently. Mine is black like your dresser,but with white letters. Love what you did!

http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2012/07/ordinal-furniture-round-up.html