Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Blue/Grey Dresser

For those of you that love blue I will be having A LOT of blue projects coming up.

But I have to share with you why there will be some more blue projects.

Look at what I have...



To you, this may just seem like a lot of paint cans.

But to me it is my version of winning the lottery.

That is because I got all 7 of those cans of paint for.....FREE!!!!!!

Some couple that lives in my area couldn't make up their mind on paint colors and bought 3 gallons of two different colors of paint...and didn't like either one.

So they gave away all the cans and threw in a brand new gallon of white paint too!!!

There is a lesson here folks.

Never buy multiple gallons of paint until you are sure of the paint color.

But tell others to buy all the paint they want and then you may get some for free. ;)

The two colors I got are Misty Morn and Ozone from Behr.

Ozone is a blue color with a little grey and Misty Morn is a grey color with a little blue. Both are pretty colors.

So I am sure you can guess that I painted this dresser with one of those colors.



So now the dresser looks like this.



Since I am not a pro at editing photos to show off the great color. You can't really see the awesome color. I actually painted this one with the Ozone color.



Do you know how much more fun it is to paint something with free paint?

May you experience it too.

I am linking to these parties.

52 comments:

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Lucky you! I love the dresser, and its curvy lines, too

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

We used to have the exact same dresser, but it never occurred to me to paint it. Yours looks great in blue!! And how lucky are you to get 7 cans of free paint :-)

Kelly

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Beautiful! I am, as I type in the process of doing a blue/gray nightstand while watching a little football. Now I know what color to paint the hardware, just like yours. Are the pewter?? Please email me and let me know what you used...thanks for the inspiration!!

The Decorating Diaries said...

That looks beautiful. I too hope to experience free paint.

Janet

Chrissie said...

I love the dresser. That blue is dreamy, you are such a lucky girl to get all of that free paint!

Moe said...

This is gorgeous! I love it :)

rainbowcreek said...

Too funny! I can't believe they bought 7 gallons of paint without being sure of the color. Actually I am lying. LOL I have been trying paint colors for 2 months and now have 8 gallons, 6 different colors. I think I will end up using most of them somehow though :)

The dresser is fabulous! You do beautiful work. I hope mine turns out nearly as well.

Suesan said...

You did a great job! I have a dresser I'm redoing and I can't seem to settle on the color. I like the one you used. I may have to duplicate it.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

that is gorgeous... so elegant.

On Crooked Creek said...

Beautifully elegant transformation!Thank you for such an inspiring post. French Provencial furniture is what I grew up with. I feel so @ home in it's presence.
Fondly,
Pat

The Pennington Point said...

It doesn't get much better than that! Looks gorgeous, low cost, original...perfection! Lisa~

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is easily one of my faves! love the color, galmour... to beautiful!

Kim said...

Oh what fun! I love your dresser with the blue/gray color and your distressing of it. Free paint? Can't beat that.

Laurie Jones said...

Your dresser turned out beautiful, I absolutely love the color!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

GORGEOUS!! i love it! you are one lucky gal!

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

So great! You give me hope that I won't have to spend a fortune on furniture for our house:) ~ Sarah

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have to be honest, I don't love blue, but his color looks so beautiful!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Looks fantastic!! Great job!

Biljana said...

Great makeover, looks so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This new grey, grey/blue, blue/grey thing is really starting to grow on me! Thanks for the inspiration! I haven't painted anything this color yet but I'm sure thinking about it. Now to find the free paint!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

You lucky duck! That's a good quality paint and getting it for free is just amazing. This is a great transformation! I don't know how to edit photos either. :)

Alison
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Lucky you! Love those colors! Great job.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

So lovely!

jackiebean said...

what a wonderful job of painting you did on the dresser! the transformation is amazing - it doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture. and free is *always* good, isn't it?!

Laurie said...

Color me jealous- I love paint and I love blue. Oh the things I could do with that paint- I am becoming a follower to see what you do.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

MMM, love this color, thanks so much for linking up.

Shannon said...

It so pretty! I love the curves...they look so much 'curvier' with the blue!
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca

Between Blue and Yellow said...

That color is divine! And that dresser is so pretty, what a great piece to have in your home.

Rebecca said...

Great lines on that dresser-how fun-free paint!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo! Very pretty. Free is good! :D

Cozy Home Scenes said...

You're very lucky to get all that free paint. I'm surprised with that much money in that paint, they didn't try to make one of them work. I've been known to mix old colors I have at home to paint when I buy several cans I hate.

Love how your dresser turned out. So soft and pretty!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

This is gorgeous!! I love furniture painted in blue/grey shades. You did a great job on this and how wonderful to get all of that paint for free. Way to go!

God Bless,
Kathleen

Allison said...

Oh boy...I need to go get a bib because I am DROOLING! Gorgeous!

Anji Johnston said...

Love, love, love!

Burlap Luxe said...

Fabulous restyling, perfectly imperfect change for the better!
xx
Dore

Jenny said...

This looks amazing -- can't wait to see more blue
So awesome about the free paint, too
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Have got to love free paint! Love the outcome - it looks terrific!
Kathy

Vally said...

I love this makeover! Nice color! I have so many old furniture and i would like to change and use them again!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Free paint is Fantastic!! I thought getting oops paint was great- but free? Awesome! I love how the dresser came out- it is gorgeous! Great lines and now a beautiful finish! Can't wait to see more of your finished projects!! Stop by and say hello sometime. :)

Carol said...

Wow! That dresser turned out beautiful and your free paint gift is amazing. I happen to work in the paint department at Home Depot who sells that paint and your gift is valued over $200.00 You did very well.

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

So pretty!! I'm always amazed at the difference a coat of paint can make. And I'm so jealous that you got the paint for free!!

TidyMom said...

just BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the color too!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

It looks great!! Love the distressing. I have a thing for blue furniture right now... just painted a thrift store cabinet blue too :)

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love it!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Love the dresser! Its amazing how the paint transformed this piece.

I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

malia said...

goodness this is gorgeous! looks like a european antique. thanks for joining us at a crafty soiree... love to see you again on thursday (-:

Vanessa said...

I have the same dresser along with a matching vanity and night stand! They are currently an awful off white with gold trim and I am sick and tired of it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

This piece is lovely and just my taste.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Katie - Such a gorgeous piece - I love what you have done. fabulous job! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase post. Stop by and grab a button if you like. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Sherryd said...

I absolutely love this piece. Great job! I like your color choice, I've done two pieces in Grey. The handles really add to this lady's loveliness!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Katie, wow, those cool paint colors will keep you happy for a long time. The lines of your furniture are great.

Rachel said...

Hi Katie,

Not sure where you are located, but would you consider selling this dresser? It's absolutely stunning! If you'll consider it you can contact me at rnlitsky@gmail.com

Thanks!