Monday, July 13, 2015

Hydrangea Dresser

dresser makeover, Bermuda Sand paint, waxed paper transfer.
This dresser has been sitting in the corner of the living room waiting for a second coat of paint and a waxed paper transfer of hydrangeas.

On a slightly cooler morning last week I finally dragged it out into the driveway and finished it. 

Way back numerous weeks ago it was a plain Jane MCM dresser.

Blah brown.

It was painted with one coat of Bermuda Sand.

Then I got distracted by other projects and left it to languish.

No one likes a languishing dresser.

So I put on my big girl's panties and went to work.

One more coat of Bermuda Sand.

Look at the atomic legs on her!

Guess what?

No distressing.

That's right.

I did not distress this dresser.

I used waxed paper to print out blue hydrangeas.

See the method HERE .

I used my finger while the ink was wet and softened the colors.

Used a distressed ink dauber in blue to fill in.

I wanted Monet.

I think I got Monet!

 Soft and subtle.

I only did the top drawer.

Did not want too much of a good thing.

The Hydrangea Dresser can be purchased in Booth C-23 at Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Maybe I should have created water lilies. 

*Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

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  1. Very nice Donna. I think you achieved Monet! Pretty.


  2. It's beautiful Donna. I love the muted tones, and those sweet little legs are awesome.

  3. You got Monet!! Gorgeous....I love the soft color of the hydrangeas! The girl has some legs...they are beautiful!

  4. Hydrangeas are my most favorite flowers! This is beautiful, Donna!


  5. Donna I love how the dresser turned out! Pretty!

  6. I like it !!! The blue Hydrangea transfer/paining is really 'Top Drawer' ... great job.

  7. The blue hydrangeas are perfect! They're one of my favorite flowers. Lovely little dresser! Have a wonderful week!

  8. A softer side of Donna......???? It is beautiful :) Is it going into you new clean and tidy booth?? It'll sell in two day's . Have a fab week, TT

  9. Oh Donna how pretty. Great job. Love this.

  10. You definitely got Monet. Now do Van Gogh!

  11. So unique of an idea! Bet it will go fast!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the different methods you use to upcycle and make your items so unique!

  13. She's looking pretty doggoned snazzy I'd say. Love the muted hydrangeas. Monet the 2nd. You get a big star for that one. Lucky person whomever gets to buy her. There was a dresser at yard sale on Friday for $5 but as usual hubs said no good, too flimsy. Rats.Wish I'd gotten it now. If nothing else to practice on. He says not allowed to buy any more pieces til I fix up two end tables I bought year or so ago. Wish we had covered deck as it's so hot out there, faces due West in afternoon, real cooker. Maybe could work on tables in evening on front porch, all shaded. Do you have fun deciding how you're going to rehab a piece?
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  14. That is gorgeous. I love Monet's work and you have sparked an idea for a makeover for my bedroom dresser. x

  15. The hydangreas are such a good idea. It makes it really unique.

  16. Definitely has a Monet feel Donna! I need to get my big girl panties on and finish painting a bench I started a while back. It got hot and I set it aside. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Love the soft edges this method produces, wonderful feminine beauty!


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