Monday, October 31, 2011

Copying- The best form of flattery!?

Or at least I hope Renee over at Eat Live Shop thinks so!  I fell head over heals in love with her dresser redo and knew I had to knock it off!

Here is her ridiculously gorgeous after photo.  Totally swoon worthy!


Eat Live Shop

So I found a dresser at Class and Trash the other day that I thought would be a great candidate!  Talked the lovely Kenny down in price a little and nabbed it for $42!!!  Here it is in it's previous home and sad condition.


And here it is after a little love and attention!





I used Behr paint and primer in the color Cement Gray. I sanded the drawers and stained them in ebony minwax.


Then applied some wipe on poly to the exterior of the dresser.  I applied two coats to the top for extra protection, one coat to the rest.I didn't do this to the drawers...I think the stain protects it enough...or at least I hope so!!! 

Before I applied the poly I distressed it a bit.




Oh!  And I used Bar Keeper's Friend on the pulls (which are a little crooked thanks to the previous owners handywork) to shine them back up.

Bar Keeper's Friend Cleanser & Polish for Stainless Steel

So there you  have it! 


Hope you like!!! 
 I'm keeping it for myself as I have a major crush on him and couldn't stand breaking up with such a looker.  It would be messy, my gosh there are children involved!  My son already claimed the bottom drawer for his t-ball gear.  He stays!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!! 

Linking up with these lovelies!

22 comments:

  1. i love the two toned look on it! i saw the inspiration piece as well and was swooning!

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  2. this looks great. good work. where did you find the bar keeper's friend? i need that.

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  3. Absolutely love this one! You have to keep it.

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  4. I love it! I think saw this on Pinterest the other day too! I did something similar with a hutch/dresser thing a few years ago. Very cool - I would totally keep that dresser too!

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  5. YAY! Erin - I had to comment again since my wordpress is finally linking to your page! Hopefully I'll be able to comment on a regular now!

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  6. You did a great job. I love the grey with the wood. What an awesome dresser.

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  7. Great redo I want to feature it at my feature Wednesday @ emily's Up-cycled Furniture.

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  8. Great job, Erin. I love how it turned out.

    ~ Catie

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  9. oh, yeah, it's a keeper!! love your copycat handiwork!

    visiting from savvy southern party...

    amy

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  10. This is so gorgeous! Love that you didn't paint the whole thing.

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  11. Love this! Looks so chic! Your newest follower! Come check our link party tomorrow at Passionatelyperfect.com

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  12. Perfect duo! Looks great...your newest follower!

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  13. Erin, this is beautiful! Love the two tone look.

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  14. I absolutely love what you did with the dresser. I live just a little down the road from Richmond in the Blacksburg (known for Va. Tech). There is a small town in the area called Floyd that has amazing antique shops with affordable prices, if you are ever passing through on 81 you should check it out. I just bought a dresser that is going to need some tlc, thanks for the inspiration post!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  15. Gorgeous! I found your blog from somewhat simple. I'm your newest follower...I hope you'll stop by my new blog & follow along too!
    sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  16. I love it! Seriously. And I like it better than your inspiration. Great job!

    I'm your newest follower.

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