Apr 12, 2013

The "Blue Jasper" Dresser

Well, I haven't completed everything from the previous posting on the "junk pile", but I couldn't resist pulling this beauty out of another pile to work on first.  Self discipline can be a problem with me... 



This is how she started out...boring brown wood.  NOT the nice graining that I wouldn't dare paint over, but more like a plywood look to me.  The drawers are solid oak with this not-so-special veneer.


Oh, yes....she needed help.
 
I custom mixed paint to make this pale blue.  I used MyColor paint in Blue Haze and White.
 
 
I gave her several coats of the blue then dry-brushed the details in white.  Doesn't the end result remind you of Wedgewood Blue Jasper?
 
 
Finally, a couple of coats of clear wax gave her the final glow.  Top knobs were replaced with these sweet porcelain ones.  Original knobs were given a quick swipe with blue and white paint.
 
 
I'm thinking this is my favorite project so far.
 
 
 
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the assistance of my side-kick, Molly.
 
 
Unfortunately, she was more interested in getting to know the kitty on the other side than helping me out. :)
 
**The dresser will be heading to the Lucketts Annual Spring Market May 18-19!  Stop by to say hello if you come!**
 
 
Susan 
 
 
 
 
Linking up:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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    1. Thank you!! She is something else and still in good spirits. You would have thought today that she has never looked at herself in the mirror before. :) I'd love to know what animals think sometimes...

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  2. Gorgeous! Which colors did you mix? I wish I could come to the Lucketts Green Market. Too far away though :-). Do you link up again this weekend?

    Goedele

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    1. Thank you! :) I mixed up two MyColor paints, Blue Haze and White. Not sure of the ratio, but just keep adding until I got the color I wanted. Yes, I'll be linking. :)

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  3. What a beautiful, soft color and such great details. Lovely.
    Lisa @ {createinspire}

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    1. Thank you! It is now one of my favorite re-dos and will be hard to let go. :)

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  4. I love blue wedgewood Jasperware. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!

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  5. Great redo. Nice color. Regards, Pascale

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    1. Thank you! It's going to be hard to see it go. :)

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  6. Super Sweet! Love the color. I'm sure it won't last long at the sale. Good Luck, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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    1. Thank you so much! Just checked out and starting following your blog. Beautiful work!!

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  7. Gorgeous! Found you through Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 183...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C
    http://designsbystudioc.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I checked out your site and WOW!! I can get some serious inspiration from there. The door bookcase is a definite. :)

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  8. Just a lovely blue! I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you!! :) I really love your blog and your parties. :)

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  9. This is the perfect piece to paint! It looks so lovely! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  10. That is sooo pretty!!!!I really want a piece in my living room in a shade of that color!

    Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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