Monday, January 24, 2011

Dresser Redo

Hello my wonderful friends!
I hope that you all had a great weekend!
I was pretty busy this weekend with work (boo)
birthday parties (cheers)
and visiting some longtime friends (woo hoo)

I also had a couple hours to work in my daughters room.
On Sunday, this was my goal....

See that wonderful beam of light that makes the room glow?
I am pretty sure that that is called
It almost blinded me.
Although, don't get too excited,
it was -8 degrees this morning as I ventured out to get groceries.
I will take the sun!!

Anyway, sorry...
This used to be our dresser that I moved into her room a while ago.
Since I painted the walls white, brought down my craft table, which is white, for a desk until I find one that fits her room, and with the bed
being blue, the wood looked out of place.
I painted it...

and then distressed it a bit.
I am trying to get a beach cottage feel in her room and this
seemed like a perfect thing to do.
(and I like distressing things)

I also put up the window treatments and I will show you soon but I am still trying to find
places for all her stuff!
Can a 12-year-old REALLY have that
junk....err.. I mean stuff!!!?????



Julie Johnson said...

Looks great Michelle! I've never repainted a piece of you sand, prime, then paint? Thanks for your sweet comment on my artwork! I made it over the holidays when family tensions were running high...and it made me feel so much better! :)

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Loving the white paint on this piece, it looks great! I think you achieved the beachy look you were going for...I can't wait to see the finished room!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Great redo. My son and I were just arguing over his stuff last night. He likes little trinkets to be out all over the place. Too busy and too hard to dust! I can't wait to see more of the room. Enjoy the sun!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

You did great. The room is going to be great for her!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

It looks absolutely fantastic!

And btw, thanks for the help on my header...:)

Laura Trevey said...

Fabulous re-do!

Have a wonderful week Michelle ~
xoxo Laura

shari @ little blue deer said...

Your daughter is so lucky! I adore my mom, but she doesn't have a design bone in her body, lol! It must be really fun for your daughter! XX!

Polly said...

Wow, what a difference some white paint makes!! It turned out great and offers tons of storage!! Your girl is so lucky getting her new beachy bedroom!!

Have a great week!


P.S. Robert Downey Jr is playing my Ipod right now!! What a way to start the day!! :-)

dedeetsyshop said...

Love it so far! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Finding Home said...

You have already gone grocery shopping! I need your morning habits! Dresser looks great and let me know how it goes figuring out what to do with all the stuff, so I will know how to deal with my daughter's room! Have a great one! laura

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I can see why the natural wood did look right...loooking good now!!!


High Street Cottage said...

Oh Michelle, it turned out lovely! Fresh and new! The distressing is a just right touch. Well done, young lady :) tami

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Michelle, the dress looks wonderful all painted white. I am redoing a couple of nightstands for my son's room and was wondering if you put anything over your paint to protect it? Like poly or varnish??? I thinkin' I needed a little extra to the finish to hold up being in a teenage boys room.

Thanks for linking up to the "AMAZE me Monday" blog party. Glad you could join us :D

Cat & Cricket said...

Looks fantastic! I have an 11 year old.. I so understand....

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Much more beachy looking now and very cute too!! A coouple of months ago we did a thorough cleaning and sorting of my 11 year old sons roon and had bags of garbage to take out afterwards! I was amazed how much we fit in his tiny room!

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Meshell!

That beam of light only radiated 8 degrees? Brrr... Listen to me, we are just as cold.

The dresser looks fabulous! I think the white and distressed look is perfect for a Coastal bedroom. I'm still in love with that bed. I can't wait to see her bedding and the room reveal.

Glad you had a good time catching up with friends, this past weekend!

Happy Monday (is that an oxymoron?) :)


Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

It looks gorgeous Michelle! We had sun streaming in on Saturday and my kids acted like they had never seen it before in their lives. LOL! I can't wait to see the entire finished room and I can tell it is going to be beautiful! :-)

Anonymous said...

The dresser turned out great! Soon the sun will be out lots... and yes kids have an enormous amont of stuff and so do the parents!

Deborah said...

Loooooooooking good!!!!!
Woah...I love that light streaming in, and you're so right..if its gotta be cold, then there better be some sun to make it easier to bear!!
The dresser looks absolutely coastal my love, and the distressing finishes it off perfectly.
Oh my... this room is going to be a knock-out and your sweet girl is going to love, love, love it all!
Im so excited to see the complete reveal!!!
You "done good" girl!! lol

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Passionate for White said...

Looks beachy to me....LOVE IT!

Drawn to The Sea said...

What a lucky little girl... your redo & the dresser's simple lines are beachy perfect.

-8? That's insanely cold, I can't begin to imagine. Keep those toes warm.

Rene said...

Michelle, you can never go wrong with white. The dresser looks great! I'm glad that after a long week of work you were able to have a little fun.


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great job. Did you prime and all that stuff?

Kelle Dame said...

It's feeling more and more beach-y!! Coming together very nicely! I haven't seen that bright thing called the sun in like a week now! I hope it's still up there somewhere!
Can't wait to see more!!

Robin said...

The dresser works so much better for the room painted. I'd say the beach theme is well under way. I love it.

Laura said...

Hi Michelle!i read your blog for the very first time and I'm soooo pressed! Such a great re-do! A new life for that dresser! I live 30 meters far from the sea,so the beachy style is my favourite one! Btw,I adore your blog!
Kisses from Rome!

Tonya said...

My daughter is 8 and has junk galore so please don't tell me it gets worse lol!

I love the dresser in white. Your daughter isn't going to want to leave her room when you get it all done.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Looks great is going to be the perfect addition to her beachy room. I'm not coming along too well on my daughter's room. I'm in more of the thinking stage :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks great! And sorry to let you know, my daughter is 21 and it does not get any better!

Amy R. said...

A little paint really does make a big difference. I think it turned out great.

Amy R.

vintage vine said...

That room is going to be so awesome! Sorry it is so cold there, I'll try and send a little TX. sun your way! Love the dresser!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That is one wonderful makeover!!!
That is a big piece you tackled and did such a gorgeous job!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES! YES! YOU HAVE DONE IT! Oh, isn't DISTRESSING FURNITURE so much fun? I have been doing this to a church pew that we had. Old enough but not quite charming in its natural state, I am putting gray paint and plan to chip soon.....HAVE FUN DEAR MICHELLE!!! Love, ANita

Val said...

Michelle, It's so fresh and crisp!! I love it. You are so talented.

Marie said...

-8??? Yikes!!! I can't even imagine.

Your daughter's room is looking good Michelle. Yes, they can accumulate so much stuff, surprising huh?

BTW, I'm not at liberty yet to say what magazine came to shoot my home, but once I can, you will know, of course.

Looking forward to more of your creative DIY's!

Jenni said...

Hi Michelle~

Your dresser turned out so lovely! I love it's new white coat of paint and distressed look. It will be a perfect addition to your daughter's room! :)

And wow, eight degrees? That is COLD, girl! I hope you are staying warm!

Have a beautiful day! :)


Pamela said...

It turned out great Michelle! You always keep so busy! I wish I had your energy!

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

a beautiful transformation

such a joy to discover your blog

warmest wishes x


Seagrass Interiors said...

oooooh I LOVE how it turned out! The perfect amount of distressing!


Low Tide High Style said...

Wow Michele it looks amazing! Between you and Kim from Savvy Southern Style, painting your pine pieces, I'm convinced I need to do this to my pine coffee table! Your chest looks so good and so cottagey and beachy! Your daughter must be thrilled!

Kat :)

Deb said...

Amazing what a little white paint can do isn't it? Looks great Michelle! ~Deb~

Dovecote Decor said...

Nobody has more junk than a 12 year old girl. I have 3, and it is sort of a wonderful thing. They are still at the point where everything is precious and filled with wonder, sort of like my depression era, victory gardening Mother! I have literally hauled bags of rocks out of my daughter's closet--we are talking feldspar. However, your project is coming along nicely. Even I didn't think you could save that chest. It came out great. Glad to find you.


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