Bold Make-Over: Striped Teal Chest of Drawers

Friday, September 27, 2013 -

The daughter of a good friend was moving this week and asked if I would like a free dresser. Umm...heck yeah!

If it looks familiar, it because I finished it's sister here, for the same daughter's wedding this past summer.

And here it is all gussied up.

Using my new favorite paint gun (which I'll share later), I sprayed 2 coats of a rich teal, almost emerald paint over the drawer faces and dresser body.

I mixed the same paint color with some Simply White to lighten it, taped, and brushed on the stripes.

After some light distressing, I sealed everything with 3 coats of my favorite, Minwax Polyacrylic in satin, and attached some fancy new hardware.

I'm normally not a "bling" kind of girl, but the girly, scalloped details of this piece asked for something special. 

Photos can't capture the intensity of this color. Its a tad darker, and bit more green in real life.
I love it! So rich! 

This was my first attempt with stripes. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

What do you think? Have you tried stripes before? How'd they turn out?

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  1. I love the teal! I haven't done stripes on furniture before (yet). :) I have a dresser we're going to make into a bath vanity and I'm trying to come up with ideas for that...hmmmm...

    Happy Friday!


  2. I did stripes on one of my first pieces. The body was a very very pale grey (I might as well say white) and I used an aqua to do the stripes and then glazed them a little. Here's the link to the post I did on it. ( I loooved it but the person who bought it wanted me to repaint it a sage color which made me sad but hey, it's not my furniture!

  3. I love the two tone teal stripes. This is a real beauty!

  4. Beautiful dresser redo Elisha, I love the bold color! I haven't done a striped piece as of yet, thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

  5. This is FABULOUS! I wish I had these skills! It is such a beautiful dresser. Nicely done! New fan from the Sunday Show case blog hop.

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  6. That is an absolutely lovely colour! The stripes look fantastic as well, a very good job!

  7. Love, love, love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. This is gorgeous! I'm especially drawn to it because teal is a favorite color of mine. I'm also loving the two different types of hardware you've used. I HAVE tried stripes before on an old dresser (one of my top viewed posts) Unfortunately, I had to sell it because I have no more space! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Pinning for future inspiration.

  9. I love this dresser! One of my favorite colors!

  10. Oh my..... I love the stripes, I love the color..!!! The dresser is a good solid one... Nice work, Elisha!
    You should be very proud of yourself!!
    hugs x, Crystelle
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  11. OK This is awesome!!! Its a MUST PIN!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  12. I love the stripes, how fun. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. This makes such a great statement! Lovely! I know what you mean about the color--I just did a teal dresser, too, and pics just don't do the color justice. Great makeover!

  14. What a great transformation :)
    New follower, Francine

  15. Girl I totally love your style! Featuring you AGAIN! LOL Your dresser kicks butt! Thank you so much for linking up your awesomeness! :)

  16. I just saw YOUR feature - congrats! :) This is an awesome dresser Elisha!

  17. I like how you just did the dorrs with the stripes. Love the color too!

  18. LOVE a stripe and those colors are gorgeous! I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

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