Petite dresser

I've been re-doing so many pieces to sell, and none for my own house.  So this weekend I decided to update this small dresser that came as a set from my grandmothers house.  It goes with a desk and a small shelf.  I always remember it sitting in her home before she moved.  She has since passed on, and every time I look at this piece I think of her and the memories from her home.
So, needless to say, I will not be selling this one. 
When I first got this piece several years ago, I sanded it down and stained it.  So all the hard work was done already.  I just brushed on the same paint I used on my drop leaf side table, heavily distressed the edges and painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze.
                                                                                

This was my easiest project to date.  I didn't worry as much whether or not a client would like it. 
Since it was going in my home, I had to like it.  And I really like it.

Also I want to give a big thank you to all my new followers, I passed 100 this weekend!
I really do enjoy sharing all my pieces with you.
thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

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43 comments:

  1. Love the new look on your dresser! Great job and it came out just beautiful! :)

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  2. It looks greaaaaat Kathleen!!! and 100 followers is awesome!!

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  3. I love the color and the distressing! If I may ask, what color did you use? What a wonderful piece to remember your grandmother by.

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  4. That is so lovely to have that remembrance of your grandmother. You can look at this piece daily and have wonderful memories of her. You have a little part of her in her home! You did a beautiful job. Love the color!

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  5. I am loving your blog. All of your pieces are beautiful! How do you do your distressed look? I am wanting to paint some furniture that I have, but I am not sure how to do the distressed look. Do you paint it two colors and then sand? What weight of sand paper do you use? Do you use your hand or a sander? So many questions, sorry! Beautiful work, wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Jill

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  6. I gasped when I saw this... I HAVE to go take a picture of the piece I just finished last week... The finishes look almost identical!! Great minds huh? :)

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  7. Day and Night, your transformation!
    So pretty, loooove the new color.
    You are one talented girl!

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  8. I literally sat and stared at it for 5 minutes, taking it all in. From the color, to the distressing, it is stunning. Would you mind sharing what color you used? Thanks for linking to Project Diaries...I hope you will be a regular!
    XO,
    Christa

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  9. Very creative! I am a new follower from Monday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

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  10. What a great piece! I especially love the way the drawers are finished on the sides, that adds a lot of character. And of course, the fact that it is special to you is the icing on the cake :)

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  11. This is beautiful. Chic, classic and fun all wrapped into one adorable dresser! (:

    Stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch
    ~Michaela

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  12. New and faithful... Destiny

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  13. New and faithful... Destiny

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  14. Looks so good....found you at Primitive and Proper!!! Had to sign on as a follower so I can look at all your other great makeovers...and future ones, too!

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  15. that is just beautiful! you did a fabulous job and the distressing is perfect! thanks for joining my party! i am your newest follower!

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  16. One of my new favorite colors for chests and dressers. Beautiful! I like the story behind it, as well.

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  17. This turned out unbelievable gorgeous! The color is fantastic, and I like the pulls you added. Well done!

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  18. So happy I stopped by ~ love the way this came out! You do beautiful work!!

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  19. What a fabulous job you did on the piece... LOVE it! Visiting from Stories of a House.

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  20. LOVE THIS!!! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  21. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the Wednesday link up. Lovely blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    WOW great job

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  22. Love, love, love this makeover!

    What a fabulous new look you gave this piece!

    Cori
    Strview Sonnet

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  23. This is breathtaking! What a beauty!!! I am just getting into finishing furniture (starting small with little projects). Seeing you things inspire me!!!!! Found you on Remodelaholics! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Absolutely stunning...what is the color? Great job!!!

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  25. Absolutely stunning!!! What a transformation!! And I love the color you used!

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  26. I went to post my link and stopped dead in my tracks to check out your piece!! It's lovely & I adore the color. jen

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  27. This is absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE the colour. Enjoy your gorgeous 'new' dresser!! ~ Tina x

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  28. a beautiful chest, looks vintage but it can fit in any type of decor with the type of things you place on it, the best type of furniture item for storage and keeping things safe

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  29. This is one of my favourite redo's that I have seen in a long time. The colour is gorgeous, as is the stain and distressing combo... i'm jealous!
    tina

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  30. What a fantastic job! I'm lovin' the color.

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  31. I saw this dresser at a different linky party, and when I saw it again at Perfectly Imperfect, it caught my eye again! LOVE it!

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  32. aack! i just love it! i have recently started trying to fix up furniture to sell, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. This is just stunning. I love this color and the finish is perfect...that distressing really makes this one, doesn't it? Thanks for linking to Style Feature Saturday...can't wait to see more! -shaunna :)

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  34. I love your style and how you stain the tops of dressers/desks and such and paint the bottom - great look. I love it! I am your newest follower!

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  35. Can you tell me what color this is? I have a hutch I'm wanting to paint and this looks like the color!

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