Friday, November 25, 2011

Hello, Yellow!

It’s time for a good old-fashioned furniture makeover, don’t you agree? 

I picked up this little dresser at Deseret Industries (Utah’s version of Goodwill) during the summer.  Prices at DI  are a little erratic, but in this instance, it was a good thing!  At $30, it took me about 0.5 seconds to decide this one was coming home with me.

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I sanded down the top and the decorative backsplash and re-stained them with Minwax Antique Walnut.

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I had a can of “oops”  yellow paint that I used for the body…

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…and I brushed white paint over the appliques and in the grooves.

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I distressed this piece more than I usually do.  I actually don’t embrace the “shabby” style in general, but it seemed to work for this piece.

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So that’s it.  Short and simple!  Hope you like it!

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This project was featured at Whimsical Perspective, Sisters of the Wild West, and

 

Linking up here:

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54 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Korrie! Love the walnut top with the yellow. Great price, too. I don't think I've been lucky enough to find something in decent enough shape for such a low price. I did see a coffee table at Goodwill that I may go back and get. It was $40.00 and would make a great bench {which my daughter would like for her living room}.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

It's really pretty Korrie! I love the contrast of the dark top and the soft yellow! Great find!

Allison@FabRehab said...

So beautiful!!!

Katie Franck said...

I love how this turned out.....the oops color is so pretty!

kpaints said...

Great job...lovely!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Not usually a yellow fan but this piece is fabulous :)

Blessings!
Gail

Rachel said...

I need to do that to my whole house! Repaint it!

Becca said...

30 Bucks at the DI? Crazy!? You're right, their prices are all over the place. Good find and great makeover!

Beth said...

I sure wish I could find the finds you find! LOL! This piece is stunning in it's own right, but now it's amazing with what you've done with it! Totally LOVE this!

Meg and Mum's said...

This is absolutely lovely! We never find beautiful pieces that cheap in Australia. You have so much more to choose from over there. I'd love it if you linked this beauty at my Saturday Splendour Party www.megandmums.com :)

bj said...

Absolutely adorable. I love it and have a perfect spot for it. :)))

Pamma said...

Gorgeous!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

coastal femme said...

Love this!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so so pretty! love that soft yellow!

Charlotte said...

Love the yellow and white....would love this piece of furniture in my house.....Great job......

gail said...

Korrie-that is such a pretty chest of drawers! Great job! The yellow is so soft and cheery!
gail

c.w.frosting said...

Gorgeous color combination!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Miss Charming said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture at a wonderful price. I like your color choices and the original hardware.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is beautiful, Korrie! Love the color!

Thanks for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Jane said...

Gorgeous! I love it! I definitely think the shabby look fit the piece perfectly.

Stopping by from M&M's.

Heavens2Betsy said...

So very effective! penny

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

You nailed this one with the shabby look. It really brought out all the delightful details of that beautiful old dresser.
That's a great yellow too! Gotta love oops paint, right?

The Painted Parlor said...

what a perfect color!! and the stained top looks gorgeous! well done.

eleven-o-one said...

Love it. Great find. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

ImSoVintage said...

Love it, Korrie. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Laura

Jen said...

Oh this turned out lovely! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my project, I appreciated it!

I just followed you, please follow back if you like. :o)

Jennifer

Garden of Egan said...

That is stunning. I thought it was good before you finished it, but WOW it is awesome.

You are very talented.

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor said...

ahhhhh, I want it!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! I love the transformation of your beautiful dresser.

Dee

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

So pretty, Korrie!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Korrie

This is a beautiful piece. I love what you did to it.

Vanessa

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

This turned out fantastic...Love the yellow...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's lovely, I'm a new follower, and I am adding your beautiful blog to my blog roll. I hope you get your house sold soon, so you can move and I can see all of the lovely things you do with your new home.

Jill said...

So pretty - love that you got to used oops paint! -Jill @ Junky Vagabond

Jen said...

I just can't handle the gorgeousness! I l-o-v-e that you kept the character details of the piece of furniture, while breathing in some new life and sass with that perfect paint color! I'd be thrilled if you came and linked this up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

~Jen

ShantyGirl said...

I love this dresser! The colors and the distress are wonderful for this piece. I am following your site! Love your projects.
Sherry

Who "NEW" Creations said...

Hi Korrie, I love your post on the dresser. It is beautiful, great find.

Sherry said...

Love the new dresser especially the contrast yellow & walnut.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a great find! Your paint treatment really brought out the beautiful details in that piece. Thank you for the inspiration!
Cheers, Andrea

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

really beautiful! Love the color and the highlights.

OAK House 5. said...

I adore this! Well done on the color choice!

Kayla said...

SO pretty! I'm a lover of yellow, and the white accents just set it off!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Wow - it's amazing!! Goodwill is a little random in their pricing too...my mother-in-law managed a GW, and she said that they have a pricing list that they go by, but if there's something that isn't easy to classify, the worker uses his or her own discretion to determine price.
Anyway...thanks for sharing the redo. Good Luck with selling your house, we sold ours a couple summers ago, and were lucky to be in an area with fairly quick turnover...but I can't imagine the task of needing to keep a house in showing condition with 6 kids! (I had 1 baby and one on the way, and could barely keep up) Buyers expect perfection these days. I hope the process is quick and painless for you! Take care.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Yes, I do like it! I like it a lot. It's a really pretty yellow. And I can't get over the price! I NEVER see anything near as good as that here, and definitely not for $30!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love yellow and you really don't see it much on furniture. This one is awesome and quite the deal @ 30.00. Yay, you!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

What an amazing find! This is such a wonderful piece. Even more so now that you got your creative fingers on it! Great job!!

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

beautiful.

Jamie said...

Beautiful. For $30 I would have snatched it up too!!
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Queen of Chairs said...

I love what you did to the dresser, I wish I could put it in my house right now!

Angie said...

It looks stunning! What a beautiful transformation!

I hope you'll come share this at Knick of Time Tuesday! That party is going on all week.

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen such a great piece at GW, especially at such a low price. You really transformed the piece.

I'd love to invite you to share this project at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now.

Alida
radcrafter.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So sweet in yellow with the little white touches. Thanks for sharing.

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

I love it when thrift turns into such beauty! Consider, if you will, sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-3.html

Christmas blessings!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the dresser, you did a gorgeous job, and the color makes a perfect fit!