Monday, April 29, 2013

Grey and White Chevron Dresser Redo

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Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo After2

I’m really loving building/refinishing furniture lately, can you tell? hehe
I picked this beauty (and it’s sister) up from the Facebook garage sale site for my area. She is solid wood, with no major damage, and was only $20. All she needed was a little makeover.

Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo Before3

At first I wasn’t going to pick her up, but you see my husband doesn’t like his current dresser. I’ll admit the drawers don’t slide very smoothly, but it’s got lots of space…
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo

yet for some reason his clothes don’t end up inside the dresser. I thought maybe if the drawers open easier he might use it…I’m hoping Open-mouthed smile
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo2

So anyway, I primed and painted the dresser, then I thought, “Hey, I know I’m super behind the trends, but I don’t have any chevrons in my house and I think they’re fun.” So I made my own chevron stencil.
I used my carpenter’s square, but you could do it with a ruler too. I lined it up to the line on the cardboard. Each side has a ruler down it so I lined it up to the 3” mark on both sides and traced. I did this the length of the cardboard, then came back and did the same at 4” so the chevron is 1” wide.

Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo Making Stencil

Did that make sense? haha Here’s what it looked like.
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And here’s what you get while trying to work on projects in the garage with an 18 month old running around. He's climbing in his future play kitchen. Stay tuned for that one!
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Then you cut out the ‘stencil’ with a utility knife and start lining it up on the drawer.
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo Drawer stencil start

Ugh, camera phone picture, sorry. But you just keep tracing it on the drawer
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo Drawer Stencil during2

Then comes the paint
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo Drawer Stencil done

Once I put the drawers in my OCD went a little crazy. I wish I had thought to try and line them up, but oh well. My OCD had to take a hike on this one realizing how much more work it would be to start over. haha.
Gray and White Chevron Dresser Redo After2
Besides that, I love it (yes, I see the one little gray spot – I will touch that up). If my husband doesn’t end up liking it, I’ll claim it for myself! Open-mouthed smile

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35 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving it more each day

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  2. What a GREAT makeover. Terrific job!

    Stephanie @ thestyledsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, so glad you liked it!

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  3. So cute!! My husband also has a problem with clothes not getting put away, but so do I. :) Stopping by from Skip to my Lou.

    Angela
    Angela Says: Tips for a Cleaner Home

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    1. Glad to know I'm not alone! Thank you for coming by!

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    1. Me too! This is the first in our house and I'm loving it. Just wish it was somewhere I could show it off more.

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  5. It doesn't have to be "perfect" to be "PERFECT FOR YOU". Nice job and good for you for not just starting over! Dance like no one else is watching!

    If hubby does love it, and you don't get THAT one, paint another chevron piece for yourself, Alex!

    Visiting from Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday linky party, from the sunny state of Illinois today,
    ~Suzanne @MaytagNMom

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    1. Exactly! So far he's been fine with it. i think I'm going to paint another piece for somewhere else in the house. I love the chevrons so much, but no one gets to see them up in our closet.

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    1. Thanks Bethany! I'm glad you liked it. I really love looking at it each time I go in the closet. hehe Have a great weekend!

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  7. This is unreal cute! I love the look and pattern! You did an amazing job on this! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Happy weekend, Nicole!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, it makes me happy that you like it! Thank you for following along. I am following you on Facebook.

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  8. Alex, it's stunning!!! You did a fantastic job on that chevron!!! Wow. Thank you for sharing & participating in our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-65/ Great to see you there! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Rose

    btw Do check out my river rock mat - feature today. You'll love it for your entryway.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Hope you had a great weekend too!

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  9. This is so creative. Great job! Found you via Thirty Decor Chic. I'm your newest follower. You can find me decorating, painting and baking on HickoryTrail

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    1. Thanks Angela and welcome! I just quickly jumped over to your page and you wowed me with your first post! :D Any kind of bread and honey butter is amazing! I'm following you back.

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  10. Lovely transformation Alex! I will be following your blog. If you have time please visit my blog www.fabtwigs.com :-)

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    1. Thank you and welcome! You have a very cute blog as well. I love the paint chip art you made!

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  11. Oh my word that is amazing. I love the chevron pattern. Such a great idea. I love your little cutie playing on the furniture too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty, I love chevron too. My little Ben is such a climber, that's probably one of the funniest places I've found him though. :D

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  12. Love this! I just picked up a dresser to paint and turn into a TV console so I am scouring around for inspiration. I love chevron, too! Found you via the Get Your Craft On linky party! This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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    1. Thanks JQ. I'm glad I could inspire you, I love chevron too! Let me know what you decide to do with your dresser! Thanks for coming by and commenting, I appreciate it!

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  13. This looks amazing. You did a great job. I would love for you to link this up to my Swing into Spring party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you then. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy, I linked this and a couple other projects up to your party. Thank you for the invite and your comment!!

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  14. Wow what an amazing transformation, I thought for sure you used a purchased stencil. Wow that you made your own!

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    1. Thanks Katie, yeah I'm too cheap to purchase a stencil. haha. So glad you liked it, thank you for coming by and commenting!

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  15. This is amazing! What an awesome upcycle! :)(I'm a sucker for anything chevron.)

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    1. Thank you Christina! I'm right there with you, I'm a sucker for chevron too! Thank you for coming by and commenting.

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  16. Super cute, you did an amazing job redoing this piece! I LOVE a good furniture redo!!
    Krista

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    1. Thanks Krista, I love redoing furniture, I think it's my new favorite hobby. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it means a lot to me!

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  17. This turned out so nicely, what a change from the original!

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