Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Up Next in the Bedroom Redo: Tim's Dresser

Am I giving you this bedroom reveal slowly and painful or what?!!  Hey, I haven't done the curtains yet.  Or finished the pillows for my bed.  I'm working on it, pinky promise!!! :)

All the furniture pieces in this set originally had these gold pulls.  I updated them about two years ago, but still wanted to paint BAD.  My hubby ordered this set for us before we got married and I remember how excited I was!!!  My taste in home furnishings has pretty much gone from the North Pole to the South Pole in those almost twelve years.  I always feel a twinge of guilt when I think of how our grandparents bought one set and it lasted their whole lifetime.  If they were lucky, their kids would want it.  If not, it would get auctioned off cheap while some farmers and their wives stand around on a drizzly day bidding.
Of course I mixed up my own chalk paint for better durability and a shabby texture.
I sanded all the edges for a good but not super duper distressed look.  Thank goodness for Shabby Chic.  I don't have to worry about Tim knicking his dresser!  Then the whole thing got several coats of polyacrylic, thanks to my sweet mama.  (Mom, can you come back???  Pleeeease??)
My pal Paula passed this along to me cuz she figured I could "do something with it".    I sure didn't do anything special, but it was perfect for all the stuff Tim unloads out of his pockets every night onto his dresser top and also to house his large cologne collection.

May I tell you something funny?!!  While working on this room, I discovered THREE THINGS my hubby collects.  1) Brown work shoes.  Unbelievable.  He says he wears them ALL too.  2)  Cologne bottles.  He LOOOOOVES cologne.  He once said when he was younger he wanted to be the guy that walked out of the room and you could tell he'd beeN there.  Mission accomplished.  Even when the bottles are empty however, he still stashes them!!  and are you ready for this??  3).  Hotel Laundry Bags.  Yup, here's what I pulled out of his closet (and I'm pretty sure he has some stuffed into the corners of his dresser drawers): 

Now that we've picked on my sweet honey dear, back to the dresser.  I painted the little round wood box the same color as the antique dresser in the corner (which I'm very EXCITED went a little crazy on Pinterest!!!  You can check it out HERE.)

Okay, hold on to your horses.  More of the room reveal to come!!!  (If you missed my dresser, click HERE.)

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  1. I love it and the little round thingy is great too!! It's amazing what you find when you start cleaning up. My husband has his check stubs for the entire year and probably more! It doesn't sound too bad but when it takes up almost a complete half of his sock drawer we have a problem. It's crazy what these men keep :)

  2. My husband would NEVER let me paint our bedroom furniture so Im living vicariously through yours! I LOVE it and cannot wait to see the entire room!!!
    Ps... Little one still loves sporting her billion Dora panties-sheesh!!! (whatever works, right?!?)
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  3. Gorgeous dresser! Saw your feature over at Decor & Harmony :-) I'm now following and can't wait to see the big reveal of your room. Hope you have a great night!

  4. That. Looks. Fantastic! I love this makeover, Kammy! From the color to the new hardware ~ great job. I'm off to see your dresser post, too!

    visiting from WUW! : )

  5. LOVE this...I just picked up something very similar to this tonight! It's on my "to do" list for tomorrow!

  6. That's one lucky hubby. Would you share? Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity is still open http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/04/furniture-friday-13-and-features.html

  7. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed. Love this makeover! Great job!!!

  8. This piece looks terrific. I haven't been brave enough to try mixing my own chalk paint. I have the perfect piece I would like to try it on.

  9. I love it. I've been wanting to try out chalk paint- now I want to even more. Beautiful job!

  10. Absolutely perfect look for that dresser! I love it! And the hubby collection is funny!

  11. 'weird collection' sucked me right in, but the dresser re-do is lovely too!

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  12. Cute cute! I love the new pulls. I make my own chalk paint as well, love it!
    My hubby collects odd things as well. He has 20 pairs of jeans....only 2 or 3 fit...

    Come visit me anytime!
    The Crafty Woman

  13. Whoa!!! Your OWN chalk paint?? Is that possible?? Not Annie Sloan?? Is this some sort of secret?!! Lol You did a beautiful job, and I am desperate to know about this "chalk paint"!!

  14. This turned out so nice! I'm going to check out the rest of your blog and see what else you do!
    What is the chalk paint recipe you used and have you used it before? How does it hold up? I have a friend who's tried a few diff. ones, but says it doesn't hold like the A.S. paint. Would love your opinion!
    Thanks for sharing all the sweet collections of your hubby's! I can justify my own collections better if my hubby has some!

  15. Loving the new look. I need to give my hubby's dresser a remake (much to his chagrin) and he might go for a look like this. Love the distressing!

  16. so pretty! white just lightens it all up!

  17. This turned out awesome! We're going to redo the dresser in our room soon so this is a great tutorial for us! I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too!

  18. Do you mind sharing your chalk paint "recipe"?


  19. Great post. You really have a talent in that field.

    Beds perth wa

  20. Great post and photographs, thanks for sharing


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