Two Tone Dresser + Pattern Pattern Pattern

I am fortunate enough to have people around me that know if they are about to throw away or donate a piece of furniture they should bring it to me first.  Our house is kinda like the Isle of Misfit Furniture Pieces if we are being honest.  So when our neighbors/cousins dropped off this dresser I immediately knew I could bring it back to life.


(I swear I took a real before shot... but apparently not.  Bad Blogger.)

We are always looking for more storage & the dimensions were perfect to replace my barcart nightstand.  No more open shelf for the littles to restyle EVERYDAY!

I decided this piece was the perfect opportunity for me to test out the ever famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I know.  I can't believe I haven't used it yet either.  I wanted a matte velvety finish & new this product would give me the look I wanted.


After cleaning the piece & giving it a quick sand (I know it's not needed, but I felt I had to on this one) I got to painting.  I painted all of the drawers & decided to leave the frame of the dresser in it's natural wood.  After I gave it a little sand, most of the scratches disappeared leaving a beautiful patina of aged wood.  

Once all the drawers were dry, I gave them a quick sand with a very fine grade & added the Annie Sloan Soft Wax to seal it.  I am officially a convert to this wax.  LOVE!!! It is so smooth & silky.  I loved it so much I decided to wax the wood frame too.  It brought the piece to life.

I also decided, for fun, to line the drawers with really expensive wallpaper.  I have had some of the Cole & Sons Woods wallpaper leftover from Chloe's closet & I have had just a little left.  Not really enough for anything substantial.  So now I have something fun to look at when deciding what to wear every day. 


Then came the choice of hardware... There were only two of the original pulls left & I wasn't too inspired by them anyways.  So I instantly went to my favorite online hardware source.  D Lawless Hardware.  They have a great selection for any hardware need & have even better prices.  In fact, the prices were soooo good, I ordered two different sets of pulls & keyholes & still made it out for next to nothing.


I'm glad I ordered the extra sets, because I ended up mixing up the "pairs" I originally had in mind.  I really wanted to use the keyhole outline inserts, but the original holes were too worn... So I used the classic round escutcheon instead.


So after all was said & done... free dresser was scrubbed, sanded, painted & waxed, given some fancy new liners & adorned with new accessories I fell in love with my new nightstand.  


The best part is that the table surface is huge (for a nightstand) so I can actually keep some of it "styled" while being able to throw my glasses & water on my end without messing up the look.



I have also been talking about adding pattern to our bedroom.  So I officially took the plunge & got rid of our white bedding & went crazy.  It's not a look for everyone, but I love the mix & my goal this year was to be me... well this is me folks.


We upgraded our sheets to a 650 Thread Count Plum Set (thanks to a gift card from the in laws!), added the West Elm Chevron Duvet Cover & I got crafty with a little Suzani Fabric & some black ball fringe.  Does it all match? No.  Do I care? No.  It is just fueling my love of eclectic gathered spaces even more.  I am breaking all the "Rules" that someone mysterious created long long ago so just call me a Rebel.  Go on... I Dare YOU!

Have you done anything daring in decor lately?  I'd love to hear about it!

btw... The canvas was a project I did with Shutterfly follow this link to read how to create your own!

xo-




31 comments:

  1. It is so beautiful, the dresser and the bedding! I have used ASCP a few times and love the look. It also gets better as it cures!! I am getting ready to redo my master bedroom and I have night stands that may just get this same look.

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  2. Beautiful transformation! Thanks for the link for hardware. I'm in need of new hardware for our kitchen cabinets.

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  3. cousins are grateful you took it off our hands. only wish i had thought of this beautiful transformation before i gave it away. oh well, one man's trash, etc. ......

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  4. Love the dresser transformation and the mix of hardware! Your styling is so beautiful!

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  5. I love love love how the dresser came out! I really love all the bedding and how it doesn't match....I've been considering that duvet, but I really like all the patterns and colors you mixed they all work well together!

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  6. This is over the top gorgeous!!! Love how the 2 tone works on this lovely!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  7. This is SO awesome! I love the dresser. And I can't wait to hear more about the canvas. Please share soon!

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  8. Love the "new" nightstand!!!! The bedding is fabulous too!

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  9. I don't comment nearly enough (so sorry!) but I just really wanted to tell you it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a fantastic job.

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  10. Love how the two-tone came out! Somehow I have managed not to use AS paint yet either but I think I have the perfect project for it on my to-do list...actually, maybe two projects!

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  11. Wow, Kristen. You are incredibly talented---you really have a knack for seeing potential in furniture. I'm so impressed! After a few years of white sheets, I am so ready to try something new. I thought I was into the boutique hotel, luxury bedroom thing but I finally admitted to myself that I need more quirk! And thanks for the hardware tip, can't wait to check them out : ]

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  12. Beautiful Kristen. The dresser is great and the styling is awesome. I also really love the mix of patterns on your bed. You really know how to mix!

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  13. gorgeous!! love how the dresser/nightstand turned out - so pretty with the wood tones and white. is that your wedding invititation hung up as art? love it. and your bed is too pretty.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the dresser. Very chic. Also, thanks for the hardware source....love my blog girls for ideas and sources!! Also, I was just thinking about asking you for the how to on the canvas and low and behold you read my mind. Can't wait for that.

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  15. I'm dying a little bit over your new bedding - it looks gorgeous!! And the dresser turned out beautifully too :)

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  16. What a beautiful makeover! I'm with you I love a larger nightstand table! My family spends more time in the master bedroom then any other room so It's nice to have everything right next to me! Thanks for the hardware source too, I'm getting ready to replace the hardware in my kitchen and looking for something different! Have a great weekend!!!

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  17. Simply fabulous! I can't believe the transformation and although I dont' have a crafty bone in my body, your talent is inspiring! Hoping your weekend is rebelious!

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  18. I think I just fell a little more in love with your home! I am slowing incorporating inspiration from your home into my own because it is so. darn. awesome! Love the new linens. Genius, I tell you...

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  19. Nice job on the chest! It's so great in the room.

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  20. Looks WAY better than before!!

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  21. i am loving the pattern mix! also i am anxious to hear about the shutterfly project. i just painted a giant chalk wall in my kitchen and put "how sweet it is to be loved by you" on the wall. it is GIANT...but it makes me smile.

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  22. They bring you the goods because you know what you are doing! Amazing job. Love every last detail. :)

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  23. I love the dresser, and I love that you are a rebel in the bedroom (with your bedding)! I'll bet everyone who drops off their furniture, then sees what you do to it, totally wants it back! Everything looks a-mazing!

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  24. Wowie WOW!!!!!!!!!! that is so cool,K Sunday

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  25. Fabulous job! You knocked it out of the park!
    Marty@Marty's Musings

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  26. I would much rather see daring rooms than safe rooms! They're so much more interesting. And if it's what you love, then go for it!

    I hung vintage signage letters all over my dining room walls, and hung ceiling medallions as an art installation in my bedroom. I'm in the middle of a powder room makeover and chose coal as a daring color, and will have some super-daring artwork coming soon in there.

    http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/p/house-tour.html

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  27. Love your new nightstand, by the way. I have yet to use Annie Sloan paints or waxes because I'm usually into glossy instead of weathered, but I've heard nothing but great things about the products.

    I have a writing desk on my side of the bed as my nightstand. Lots of room to set "stuff" while still displaying pretty things!

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  28. The link doesn't work for the shutterly wedding invitation art. I searched for it on the website and couldn't find it :(

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    1. Hi Molly! It worked for me... here is the direct link as well.
      http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-book/storytelling/archives/diy--wedding-invite-on-canvas.sfly?esch=1

      Hope that works for you.

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  29. Your room is so beautiful! I have the West Elm duvet. I'm going more of the eclectic black, grey, white, and yellow route. It's been a month and I'm still trying to find a headboard to pull it all together. Where did you get yours from? It works perfectly in this room!

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K

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