Friday, July 13, 2012

Mustard! Dresser To Entertainment Console


So this has been in my living room for awhile, all of the sudden I realized I didn't share the final!  Do you remember when I showed you the mirror makeover?  Remember this chest of drawers we got as well?
Well besides being a bit dusty, this sweet dresser was in great shape.  Look how clean the inside is (don't mind all the Wii gadgets).  Isn't the liner in these drawers too cute?
For this project I decided I wasn't going to run out and buy more paint.  So I took a trip to the shed, where the old paint colors live.  Then I found this mustard yellow....can you believe this used to be my living room color??  I loved it...while it lasted...for about as long as I love any paint color in my home, lol!
As you can see I took out the middle drawer and slipped in the ugly HD cable box (I hate that thing).  With the paint; I mixed some plaster paris and water, make it like pancake batter consistency, then add the equal amount of paint.  I use canning jars for this, then if you need to seal it up, just attach the lid and voila!
At first I didn't like this little design and thought about wood puttying it up.  Now I adore it!
All these little details sold me on this piece.  As I was working on it, I told my hubs, I think I am going to keep this! (you know preparing him, lol).
After about 3 coats of the paint, I sanded all the edges.  Then I mixed up some black glaze and made all these little imperfections pop out.  Aren't these little holes so fun with the glaze?
The hardware was kind of a challenge.  The old stuff just wasn't going to do, it was really big!  We found these when we were on our Farm Chicks adventure.  They are pretty great, eh?  The only problem is they don't quite fit on the middle drawer.  I still need to find some new pulls for this part.
I also need to finish a bit around the cable box.  I didn't want to pull out the old drawer guide, so I will have to get creative...;we will see.
See what I mean with that middle hardware?
I do love how the yellow pops against the grey/blue color of my walls.  Just a super fun piece!  The drawers are really fun for storage, right now they are full (of course).  Coloring books, crayons, games, the list goes on and on!  At least they are out of the line of vision!

Did you see the finial I made?  What do you think, too strange?

Sharing on!

8 comments:

  1. i love this.

    thank you for such lovely inspiration! found you at MMS's link party, always a favorite!

    hope you can swing by:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  2. So pretty, love that yellow! And yes, those knobs are fantastic :)

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    1. Thanks, hopefully I can find something fun for those middle drawers that match!

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  3. Great color and lovely job! So happy you linked to Potpourri Friday! Hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

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