Sunday, April 14, 2013

Little Black Dress err I mean Dresser





This was my sweet find from yesterday!

And of course as soon as I seen it, I seen the potential!
So, first I sanded it down. It was real wood so it didn't take much.


Took out the drawers and hardware.


I like to Spray Prime all my furniture projects. I think it helps the finished product turn out better and bolder!


I chose black for this piece. And the mini rollers are a life saver! You won't have streaks.


We had to make some type of supports to hold the shelves. Alot of projects haven't required this step. But as I have done plenty of furniture projects I have figured out that every piece is built differently.




Then we cut the bead board to size. And nail into place. Then I distressed "sanded" down the edges and along the wood pieces.



I then took an old rag and dipped it into the stain. Rubbed it on the bead board and then gently wipe it off. You can repeat this step till you get the tint you want. Remember to throw the rag you use away. Do not reuse on another project at another time. 

And repeat on the outside over the sanded areas. But you shouldn't have to wipe off. Because if its real wood then it soaks into the wood. 




After your all finished, spray the finishing top coat. I like the spray Shellac. It doesn't turn yellow. And really the only problem I've had with that was on white pieces. 





Let me know whatcha you all think!?!! Comments make my day!













71 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I love it!!! This is beautiful!!!!! Your amazing lady ;-)

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  2. Love it!!! You are so dang creative!!!

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    1. Thanks Tami! I actually love this too!

      Shelly

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  3. Love how you turned this into shelves....so great! Really, love it. Thanks so much for sharing it this week at Project Inspire{d} :)
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I look forward to posting my new projects with you guys! And I love seeing everyones projects and ideas. It gets my ideas flowing for sure!

      Shelly

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  4. Olá!!! Tudo bem???
    Vim aqui retribuir a sua visita no meu cantinho!!!
    Fico feliz por você me seguir!!!
    Venha sempre!!!>>> Passe lá e pegue um selinho de agradecimento!


    Com carinho e beijinhux, Marie.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sincerely appreciate it!!

      Shelly

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  5. Turned out pretty, black is a color that needs to be applied correctly and you did a great job.

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    1. Thank you! I love black but I don't make many things black tho..... might hafta change that. Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Shelly

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  6. I absolutely love how this turned out. Normally I go white with everything, but recently I did a black dresser and am in total love with how it turned out. I sort of wish I would've distressed as much as you did with this...it's perfect!

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    1. Thank You!! I knew my friend wanted it distressed and I ran with it! Thank You for stopping and commenting!

      Shelly

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  7. Shelly,
    Just stopping back by to let you know that I chose this project as one of my favorites from last week's Project Inspire{d} link party! Thanks again for sharing it!
    Nancy

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    1. Oh WOW! Great THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!

      SHELLY

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  8. It's beautiful and I love the bead board! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-linky-party-5.html

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for hosting!

      Shelly

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  9. I love it. You took a really boring piece and made it so interesting!
    Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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    1. Sorry I haven't responded, I didn't see your comment. Thank you!!!

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  10. Hi, my name is tracy. Weve recently boight a house tjats about 30 yeara old and let me tell you it is outdated. It has tje real wood stained golden colored kitchen cabinets. I have a western theme with lile a teal blue in my kitchen. I really like the grayish wood cabinets (im guessing a certain stain?) But ive seen some tjat are distressed with a teal color, wjich wood go great with the kitchen. Ove looked all over pinterest and tje internet b ut cant find a tutorial anywhere. Any advice or sugestions? Or links? Sorry about any spelling errors, these toichscreen phones can be ignorant sometimes.

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    1. I would sand them down to bare wood, then use a good primer (not cheap). Then paint on your teal color. Over that paint your gray color, maybe 2 coats. Sand them down till you get the desired teal showing through the gray. Similar to this project. Then I would use a light colored stain. Because you can always go darker if you don't like. Then deff use a shellac or poly on top to help with wear and tare. Hope that helps!

      Thanks-Shelly

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  11. It's beautiful! You distress very well. It's amazing how tricky that can be, but you did a great job.

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    1. Well thank You Miss Robin!! I hope I made it look easy enough to try!

      Shelly

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  12. This is gorgeous! I wish I was this creative, great job!

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    1. Thank You Kate! And thanks for stopping by!!

      Shelly

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  13. It looks so different and more interesting!

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    1. Thank YOU! And thanks for stopping by!!
      Shelly

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  14. It looks gorgeous! Love the colour and the finish!

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    1. Thank YOU! Thanks for checking it out!

      Shelly

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  15. Love this! Where did you end up using this piece? Visiting from SITS...loving your creativity and your blog!

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    1. I actually had this piece sold before I even created it! A friend of mine told me what she was looking for and size. After I found this all I needed was color. She put this inside her entry way I believe!
      Thanks for stopping by and checking things out!

      Shelly

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  16. Black paint is completely transformational. This idea could be applies to so many pieces.. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!! I need to do more black pieces, I just always forget how good it really does look!

      Shelly

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  17. I love it!! You are inspiring! Definitely pinning this one. One of these days I'd love to start doing this sort of stuff again!

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    1. All it takes is 1 project to get me motivated! Thanks for checking it out!!

      Shelly

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  18. Shelly,
    That is beautiful! Happy SITS day to you! I love your blog it is very nice!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sandra
    The Adored Home

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  19. So pretty. We have a console in our den - our television and a stereo are sitting on it - that is the ugliest green color. I want to re-do it, but I'm not sure how. Probably red or white paint. I love how you've clearly spelled out the techniques you used here.

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    1. I hope it helps you redo yours! I try and make it easy to follow so everyone can try for themselves. Red or white pieces turn out really well too! Thank YOU! And thanks for stopping by!

      Shelly

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  20. That came out really cool! I've had a rocking chair that I found sitting on the curb that I have wanted to do the same thing to for months now but I am such a non-DIYer (lol) but maybe I can do it...your steps actually make it seem pretty simple. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Awesome I hope I helped inspire you! Thanks for stoppin over!!

      Shelly

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  21. Stopping by from SITS Feature day! I love this. The finished product looks amazing. You have a creative eye to just see the potential in something. One day I'd love to try a project like this.

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    1. Go for it!!!! Thank you for coming over and checking it out!!!

      Shelly

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  22. I have driven past so many dressers I wanted to rescue, but I', also afraid hubby will give me the stink eye! Next time!! I am going to grab one and bring it home!

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    1. Just do it!!! Hope this tutorial helped you!! THanks for checking it out!!
      Shelly

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  23. Awesome job!!! I actually liked it when it was primed. That would have been the last stop for me...lol. Nice job though! Enjoy your SITS Day. Andrea @ be-quoted.com

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    1. Thank You Andrea!! Thanks for hoppin over and checkin it out!!
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  24. You make it look so easy but I know it's a lot of time invested in your beautiful distressed black dresser. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. Thanks again Sheila! It isn't hard to do, its the time it takes!
      Shelly

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  25. You did a great job distressing...it looks amazing! Happy SITS day!!

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    1. Thank You Debbie!! And thanks for coming over to check it out!
      Shelly

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  26. What an awesome project! When I think of all the solid wood furniture I've given away over the years, it makes me sad!! No more! We save everything, LOL! Happy SITS Day!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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    1. LOL Yes fresh coat of paint and Viola! Thank you for coming on over to check it out!!!
      Shelly

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  27. Honestly, I don't like the distressed look on 99% of furniture, but the neutral tones you used make it look so good! It doesn't look like it's just old, it looks like an actual design. I love it!

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  28. wow...way to go babe! I love what you did...I wish I was that creative. Happy SITS Day

    http://dinoheromommy.com/

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  29. I love this. We always like to find old pieces or things to re do. I'll keep my eye out for a piece with good bones to paint like this. I've always wanted to do that kind of distressed black look. Awesome job!

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    1. Thank you Kate! All you need is good bones to make a cool great looking piece!! Thanks for coming over to check it out!

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  30. So cute, I love it! And you make it look so easy! Stopping by from SITS :)

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Sorry for delayed response. Thanks for checking it out!

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  31. This piece really turned out great!

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  32. Happy SITS Day! I love what you did with that dresser! I keep buying old furniture from the thrift shop, antique stores, and garage sales in hopes of redoing it as you did with the dresser. I just don't have time (or skill)! LOL So for now, I'm just a hoarder. Happy SITS day!

    Gracielle from MommyA-Z.com

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    1. Thank You! Yeah I tend to pick up furniture and then it turns into a hoarders paradise. Or at least until my hubby gets on me about the garage being too full. LOL Sorry for late response. Thanks for visiting!

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  33. I love this piece! The distressed black looks great, and the beadboard adds a cool contrast. Thanks so much for sharing this at Throwback Thursday!

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  34. This was my feature at this week's Throwback Thursday party- Congrats!

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  35. This is really great, and what a good use for an old dresser. Love the beadboard and the contrast. I have one just like it, but still need to use it as a dresser. Any ideas about how to hide/transform those indented drawer pulls?

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  36. This is great. What a good use for an old dresser, love the contrast and the distressing. Do you have any thoughts about how to transform the indented drawer pulls on a dresser like this. I have one that I want to redo, but I need to use it as dresser still.

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  37. I love it!! What did you use to sand it with....paper, sander?

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