Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cracked but Beautiful

I've had this dresser for about five months now, I usually don't hold onto a piece of furniture for that long but this one I wanted to keep.  This piece had the biggest crack in it but I thought I could easily pull it back together with some clamps, that wasn't the case!



I twisted the clamps so hard that they were bending and I was getting blisters on my hands.  I never did get it closed all the way, but close enough.  Nothing some wood filler wouldn't fix, right?




After I glued the inside rails back in place I was ready to start priming.  I gave her two coats of Kilz oil based primer because the stain on the dresser came through the water based primer.  The primer revealed that I needed to sand the wood filler that I put on the crack better.


I stained the top with Min wax dark walnut and then sealed it with rub on poly.  I love my ASCP so I pulled out the old white and painted it.  She's looking good so far.  I sprayed the brassy handles with oil rubbed bronze spray on.  For the last step I distressed her and then used a wax that I've never used before but have heard a lot about lately.  It's Howard's Feed-N-Wax and I love it.  I've finally found the wax that I will be using all the time now.  It's in gel form and goes on so easy and wipes down great.  I was very impressed with it.  Here's the final result...




I love the detailing on it, perfect for distressing.


Can you see why I want this one to stay in my bedroom?

                                                                              
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47 comments:

  1. Love it. I've got to glue some rails in one of mine too. A to do job, among the many. You have jolted me into action,because yours is so nice.
    x jeanetteann

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  2. Great redo! Love the color and the details!

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  3. I love the black drawer pulls on a white dresser...so sharp!!! Great job!

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  4. Gorgeous! I absolutely love it. Don't change a thing.♥

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  5. I agree, ASCP is great. I really like the dark top against the old white. Looks like a keeper! What other colors of ASCP have you tried?

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  6. This looks great! What a transformation. Good job!

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  7. Very lovely! I can definitely see why you want to keep this one!

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  8. Ohhhh, she's beautiful! PLEASE come show her off at my place on Wednesday! I would love to feature her in a future post!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS You could also win a $5 Starbucks card!

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  9. I amazed how you pull this dresser back together literally. You showed persistence that really paid off. It is beautiful. I also love the dark tops and lighter bottoms, and Annie's Old White is perfect. I've been hearing a lot about Howards wax with good review. So I'll be trying it out. The detail on this dresser is fabulous. You did a really great job, and I wouldn't give it away for nothing. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

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  10. i looove it! love those details and all your hard work paid off!

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  11. My goodness! I don't think that piece should ever leave your home!! It is beautiful and I can't believe you were able to fix it like you did!

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  12. When I saw your post I thought, "I wonder if she knows about the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?" Apparently you do. I haven't used it yet but have a fb friend that uses it all the time. She is girlinair.blogspot.com. You might want to check her out. She's amazing. I love this dresser...you did a fantastic job. I'd love to go out thrifting with you sometime. Chevy

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    1. Lets plan on thrifting this summer! Thanks for the checking me out.

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  13. Oh my goodness, Sandi! What a fabulous job!!! You breathed new life into that old dresser and made her beautiful! Thanks for the scoop on that wax, too. I'll be checking it out for sure! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  14. Beautiful! Love it, Sandi! I'm hoping to redo two side tables in the guest room from pine to a walnut stained top and old white base, too. Your wonderful outcome has inspired me to move it up on the 2012 project list! : )

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  15. Delish! What a great piece! I'm a new blogger and now your new follower!

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  16. What a transformation! It looks fantastic. I would love for you to link this at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-link-party-3.html

    Jen

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  17. Love the lines and details on this dresser! Great job, and thanks for the tip on the wax. I'm going to try it.

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  18. Love your make-over and the shade, size and sytle of that dresser.

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  19. This looks fabulous! I found you today at White Wednesday and I am a new follower~
    Angie

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  20. Hi Sandi!

    Another beautiful project completed! You never seen to shy away from a challenge. I love the contrast of the white with the black pulls.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  21. Your dresser is just gorgeous. I'm going to look for Howards feed N wax. Where did you buy it? Thanks so much.
    Patti

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    1. I looked for the wax in both Home Depot and Lowe's and either they were sold out or they don't carry it. So I went to a little locally owned lumber store here and found it there. Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. absolutely beautiful. wow...I know you will enjoy just looking at it!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  23. ohhh sandi! I definitely see why you want to keep this beaut in your room!!!
    I love clamps and fixing furniture! I love the dark hardware and top with the old white!
    thank you for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!
    gail

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  24. You did a great job on this!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  25. Great job! Looks like a keeper to me!!

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  26. I love the detailing on your dresser. It is so gorgeous now. Tbanks for the tip on the wax too. I bought some briwax to try, but it stinks to high heaven!

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  27. I love love love it! Love that little detail line as well!

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  28. love it!!! How awesome transformation! Love the color choice!!!
    Stopping by from TT & J and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up (and any other project) at my “Create and Inspire” Party!
    http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-giveaway-link.html
    Thanks so much!

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

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  29. Hi - It's beautiful, I was wondering how the wax you used compares to the Annie Sloan Wax? Is there less buffing required. I swear my right arm is now larger than my left from all the waxing and buffing!

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    1. Oh I know what you mean about the buffing. This wax is in a gel form and you rub in on and wait 15 min. and then wipe it off and give it a little buffing. It's completely different (in my opinion) then the other waxes. So far I have loved it, I will be posting a desk that I have finished on Monday and I used this wax on it too. I was really happy with the results. Thanks

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  30. This looks great...so charming. It is always nice to find a new creative blog to follow...that's you! Stop by and follow back so we can keep in touch. Hugs, Lori

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  31. You did a wonderful job! Beautiful!

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  32. The dresser looks fabulous. I love the contrast of the dark top and the white dresser.
    Ruth

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  33. It has come up a treat. Your hard work has paid off. It will look beautiful in your bedroom for you to admire. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  34. Wow! What a transformation! I am pinning this for inspiration. This would be a perfect project to link up at our "impossibles" party today! Stop by and link up!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  35. It's beautiful!!! I love the dark walnut top!

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    http://mycozylittlefarmhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger.html

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