Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vintage Dresser ~ Big Blue


I scored this Blue Vintage Dresser from Craigslist last winter for $25! Of course it's been sitting in the garage for quite some time. I loved it, but just wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it.

Well it dawned on me to put some legs on it and use it as an entertainment center! And I say add legs because the only air vent we have in the living room is of course under the TV. So the air needed to get through.

First we took out the drawers. And excuse the white little specks on them. That's actually Styrofoam from another project. When my husband was cutting it, the wind was blowing all the little white thingy's (LOL) where everywhere.


I love this blue color and the vintage handles! 
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The legs are actually spindles from Menards. I believe they were less than $3 a piece.




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Now this next step was a job for the hubby. He has a "Kreg Jig" and it allows you to screw at an angle. Very cool tool, I just haven't learned to use it yet.


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As you can see, the screws are at an angle.



Next step was to stain the wood.


And now... Here is Big Blue!


I tried "distressing" it a little and the blue peeled off in some sections. Which revealed this beautiful coral blue color! And I thought it definitely made it even better!




11 comments:

  1. I love a great vintage find. It looks great as an entertainment center. Don't you think those layers of paint just tell a story? I love that!

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    1. Thank You Kimber!!! I had no idea that it actually had layers. So glad it did, cause your right...it tells a story! Thanks for stopping and checking it out!

      Shelly

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  2. Looks great! Love the added legs. I am hoping to find a dresser similar to this for my nursery but a little bigger. Fingers crossed!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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    1. OH YEAH!!!! Thank you! I am doing a couple pieces for my soon to be nieces room too!

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  3. I love the charm it brings and the underneath color, wow!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! It was a really great surprise! It deff made me love it even more!

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  4. Very Savvy! Love this! I need a Jig too!

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  5. Man I love this!! I'm always flabbergasted at those who can find the deals on craiglist!! Bravo! ;) I tell ya, this is inspiring, I've been wanting a blanket chest...maybe I just need a dresser with legs!! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share this week!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out Jennifer! I have found some real "gems" on Craigslist! And yeah, why not find a dresser instead of a blanket chest!

      Thanks Again!!

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  6. I love how you added legs to this piece. My husband also has a Kreg Jig and learning to use it is on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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