Monday, July 30, 2012

I Love My POC

Have you ever bought a dresser and then thought to yourself, "what was I thinking", oh, I always do. And so because of this my husband thinks I have a soft heart for the unloved furniture that most people would either throw in the dumpster or burn, thus, the unloved furniture syndrome. As soon as I loaded this piece in my SUV, it started to fall apart, really that fast.  But I loved the hardware on it and. I'm a sucker for great hardware. I really do have a soft spot for the unloved furniture. You know, it's kind of a challenge.



The main thing that's holding this dresser together is the wood filler.  One drawer completely fell apart, and the rest of them had to be reglued and nailed, and one simply had to be made new from scratch.  I sanded until my fingers were sore, but the more I worked on it the more excited I was to see how it would turn out.


So my husband made a whole new drawer and we only used the old front of it because the rest was so warped, broken, and just falling apart.  Now, let me tell you how we referred to this piece of furniture.  POC, Piece of Crap.  I didn't give it that name, but Doug did as soon as he saw it, and so the name stuck until we were done.


I knew I wanted to paint it a color similar to ASCP Duck Egg Blue, so I went over to Altard's blog and Mandi has compared Behr and Sherwin Williams paints to Annie's paint colors. She has saved us all so much work, thanks Mandi.  This is S.W. Halcyon Green and is beautiful.  I lightly distressed and glazed with Valspar glaze.


The old mirror was missing so, hubby replicated the skirt on the bottm of the dresser for a accent trim to take the mirror's place. It took away the emptiness on the top and made it look more complete




This one is one of my favorite redo's of all time, I don't know why, but I sure like how it turned out.  The dresser is completely functional now and will brighten any one's home.

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20 comments:

  1. I love it and you did such a good job on it. :)

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  2. it is just amazing... all that hard work! it turned out beautiful!

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  3. It turned out perfect! Great job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Look What I Made. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. Wow you and the hubby did a great job! It definitely has great character and lines! And I love the color!

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  5. POC no more! that thing is a beauty! perfect color choice. i'm here from House of Hepworths, and just became a new follower! I'd love it if you stopped by my brand new blog and took a look around. If you like what you see, follow me too! Have a great day!
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  6. Wow you guys did a fabulous job! Looks beautiful. :)

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  7. You've given it a new life! Mr. VZ would have called it a "POS" you can fill in what the "S" would stand for ...

    Popping in from Shabby's link party.

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  8. Your POC turned out great. My husband names my things 'big nasty' , ' little nasty', ect. It looked like a lot of work but you must be very happy with the outcome.

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  9. I just came across your blog and love your work! I too make my own chalk paint with your same recipe but I would love to use the helps you mention from Altards blog by Mandi. Can you give me her blog address? Thanks for sharing your work!

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    1. Diane if you go to altards.com you should be able to pull her right up if you type in her search area, Annie Sloan comparison chart. I found out that Home Depot also has a comparison chart that you can buy according to Mandi. Hope this helps.

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    2. wonderful resource! Thanks a million!

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  10. great job! i redo lots of stuff but rebuilding dressers drawers is not my strong suit. love your work :)

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  11. I will never look at a POC the same. You two did a great job. And Doug must be pretty skilled to replicate the skirt for a substitute mirror. Are you going to part with that? My hubs used to refinish and even sometime rebuild some furniture in younger years, but unless he was given the piece to repair for a customer, he didn't generally let anything go. Our house is pretty full, lol.
    Janet

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  12. I think only patient and creative people have the ability to transform unloved furniture to lovable pieces. Kudos for the great work!

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  13. Bea-ut-i-ful! What an amazing makeover, well done. I think the trim on the top makes it! I just worked on a similar piece of furniture - my first go with ASCP! You can see it at http://tidyawaytoday.wordpress.com

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  14. beautiful job on your POC!

    I love how it turned out.
    gail

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  15. love it! the apron and matching backsplash are sooooo sweet!

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  17. it is charming!

    found you via MMS's party where i'm partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

    smiles and happy weekend.

    michele

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  18. Love the dresser and it's nice to come across a blog that shows how much work has went into 'reviving' a piece! I just found a desk today and was hoping this would (finally) be a piece that wouldn't need much putty or sanding............wrong! But I have to admit that it is so very nice to have such sad looking before pics and the beautiful after pics, it makes it all worthwhile.

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