Monday, January 24, 2011

Little Boy Blue cottage dresser

I was so excited when I found this dresser at Goodwill yesterday morning. SOLID maple, vintage, stable condition, and 3 working drawers....And the best part....the price tag....$35.

In addition to loving all the above, I had never seen a dresser like this before. The pulls and the cut outs were so eye catching. Plus I loved the notched out areas on the drawers. This piece was screaming "DISTRESS ME"!

The first thing I did was the usual and primed it with BIN. By using the BIN, I am sealing it from preventing any of the wood color from bleeding through.

Next I chose my paint color as I always do by choosing what OOPS paint I have around the house. I went with this Benjamin Moore blue color that Randy picked up for me for $5. I will probably get 10 large projects out of this gallon, so I basically paid 50 cents to paint this piece. If that.....

Here it is after the first coat....Nothing exciting....

And.....the finished product...

I can see this piece in any room of the house. It can go boy or girl. Would be perfect in a large bathroom to hold towels and toiletries.

Thanks for looking!

Take care,

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  1. This turned out great! I love the color and how you distressed it. Can't wait to see where you put it!

  2. Hmmmmm (?) If you liiiiived juuuuust a liiiiittle closer to me.....this baby might have just disappeared right from under your nose ;->
    Love what you did with this little gem, Lisa!
    I am off to the thrift stores tomorrow for my weekly hunt! Hope I come home with a sweet deal too!



  3. Really nice redo. Love the handles, it is something different. How did you distress it.Used some kid of tool.
    Have a wonderful day.

  4. Hi Lisa! I love it! But how many coats did you use and how on earth did it all dry in the same day for a finished look?! And the color is my favorite!

  5. it looks gorgeous, lisa- love the distressing you did on this one! i did a dresser last spring that was blue with a wood top and i called it little boy blue, too- because like this one, i t was more masculine in its lines, and not too big! it turned out wonderfully!!!

  6. I love it! I never find these wonderful deals! ha. I love the color!

  7. I love it! Think its time for me to start checking out thrift stores!!

  8. Oh yeah ... another versatile piece! Love it in blue with your distressing! 35 bucks - what a deal!

  9. I love the outcome! You're right, the detailing on this dresser are fabulous.
    Yanet of 3 SKBs

  10. She is looking really great after her makeover.


  11. Wow, that looks good! It really could go in any room. Well done!

  12. What a cutie! Distressing always makes it so much better! I am just amazed how you take one day to buy and complete something! :)

  13. Fabulous piece Lisa, and for 50cents, you can't go wrong!

  14. Simply amazing what how the distressing totally changes the look. Love it!

    Would love for you to drop by this weekend and join Passion for Paint!

  15. It's amazing how a bit of paint can make the world of different to a dresser. you took this dresser which was nice but look dated and turned it into a beautiful work of art. It likes vintage but in a classy way.

    -Zane of ontario honey