May 25, 2012

Bohemian Small Chest of Drawers

This piece of furniture turned out to be a "happy accident"!  I found it at an estate sale and knew I wanted it.  Event thought it only had 3 drawers it has the look of an apothecary cabinet with many drawers. the first thing I did was take the front board off the top, it didn't seem necessary to trap your belonging on the top. (it looked too much like a tiny changing table)  Then I painted the whole thing in Behr restless sea and boy o boy that is a vibrant blue.  I did not like the way it looked too blue but I was committed so I continued and painted the whole thing.  I let it dry and then decided to dry brush a neutral color over the top first I tried a copper color and that was wrong, wrong, wrong.  I finally settled on collectable by behr (the color I used in my dining room) and it was ok it really toned down the blue but I was not happy with it yet.  I put it to bed and came back to it in the morning and to my surprise once the paint dried it showed the right amount of blue and beige (texture, texture, texture)and I loved it.  I sanded it, distressed it and hand waxed it and now Im very happy with my little accident.  


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40 comments:

  1. love it the color turned out beautiful! sometimes accidents happen for a reason, i know its happened to me on occasion too!

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  2. That looks great Emily! Taking the board off from across the front was a definite improvement!

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  3. Sometimes I find my Oops turn out the best. Your's certainly did.

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  4. What a cute little chest of drawers. The paint effect looks great!! I'd love it if you'd consider sharing this over at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/shabbilicious-friday-3.html

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  5. it looks awesome! i had a piece like this a couple weeks ago that i kept going on.... and somehow in the end it worked out. i think that means we are real artists, right? ;) it looks fabulous!

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  6. It turned out great and I love that you had the vision to remove the front piece from the top. It is one of those things everyone will want when they see it!
    Liz

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  7. gorgeous!!! I love this! Your style is very refreshing! Found you at the Primp link and am so excited to be your newest follower.
    -Molly
    thepoorsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, this is stunning.I love the chest and the kettle. You have a great blog and I am your newest follower. I do hope you'll visit me at My Dream Canvas!

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  9. Turn out lovely. That's the fun of paint. There are no real mistakes...just opportunities to improve on what is.

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  10. It's awesome!! I sure wish my mistakes would turn out as beautiful as yours! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  11. Beautiful weathered texture. Nice choice of colors, and the tray looks lovely on the buffet as well. Nice job! Now following, Andrea

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  12. EMILY!!! It's fantastic! You just keep getting better and better at this. Love it. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  13. I am sure the chest does not need a pillow, but that one you chose for the photo brought out the colors of the distressing so well! Beautiful job!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  14. Turned out beautiful hopped on over from A creative Princess

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  15. That turned out to be a super cute piece! Love all the layers of paint poking through! Nice job!
    I would love if you came by my linky party happening now to link this up!
    I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  16. This is gorgeous! love the mix of color, great piece! thanks so much for linking up for the party!

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  17. This is just beautiful. Thanks so much for the valuable tip... sleep on it! : )

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  18. Your little chest turned out perfect, Emily. Love the look of layers of distressed paint.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

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  19. By taking the front dry sink off and your gorgeous paint finish has really updated it. I would have loved for you to fill the holes first before the finish.

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  20. Wow! Great idea to take off the front board. It looks awesome. You did a fantastic job!

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  21. Looks great! Nice staging, too. :)Boho love.
    -Revi

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  22. What a beautiful accident! My son thought it looked like a changing table at first too--that was before we read what you wrote LOL! Love it when things turn out so perfect from a mistake. I would for you to come over and link this up to my Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party! http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/05/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party_31.html

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  23. I LOVE THE COLORS. AWESOME MISTAKE.

    Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back??? THANKS. 8-)

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  24. This is amazing! I'm seriously jealous of this piece ;)
    I'd love for you to post it on my link party at... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/another-fab-friday-thank-you-to.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Thanks for coming by and linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend! You did a fabulous Job!

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  26. I LOVE this! Great work! I'm pinning it for future inspiration

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  27. I wonder how old the piece is? The size of it and the original top looks like it was a dry sink. Those are selling like crazy where I live!

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  28. really like how your happy accident came out! What a cool finish! Love the various colors!
    Thanks for linking up this week - so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  29. Thanks for linking up at my party at Doodles and Stitches... it's such a cool piece!

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  30. You're a STAR tonight at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up this gorgeous piece of furniture! xxoo
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/06/wildly-original-features-3-new-party.html
    <3 Christina

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  31. That looks great! I love the color combination. Removing the piece of wood along the top was a great idea too, really made the piece more current.

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  32. Congratulations! You're being featured on
    http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/ Fabulous Friday Link Party. Be sure to grab a featured button and link up something new this week :)

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  33. This is amazing!
    http://mogulinterior.blogspot.in/2012/06/antique-chest-of-drawers.html

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  34. Wow, turned out fantastic! Love happy accidents.

    ~ Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  35. really like and very rich in the complimentary color tones

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  36. Is it necessary to prime is the furniture you are painting has already been painted before?

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