Sunday, May 26, 2013

Grain Sack Stripes Fit for a Dresser

Have you missed me?  I've missed blogging, that's for sure.  My day job has had me hopping.  There's nothing as busy as an elementary school in May!

Last month I found this basic dresser at an estate sale.  It was plain.  Boring.  It had no character.  So I decided to give it some.









It originally had bar handles on the bottom drawers but we took them off, puttied the holes, and attached knobs to match the rest of the dresser.  Then she got two coats of Old White.

I could envision stripes on this one, so I grabbed my Frog Tape that I won at Carter's Cottage and starting taping off stripes.  I used Napoleonic blue for the stripes to give it a grain sack effect.



It reminded me of a Greek flag!  

So I reached for my sanding block and began to distress the stripes.
Much better!


Two coats of clear wax and she was ready to make her debut in the shop.



What a perfect piece to put together a display for July 4th!


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21 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love those perfectly distressed stripes! And hang in there, the end of the school year is coming!

Tanya Runkle said...

I love your dresser Cyndi! Here from Three Mango Seeds :)

xo, Tanya

Susan D said...

I love grain stripes on furniture and this version is so happy and perfect! It's amazing and I am sure it will sell really quick!

Twice Nice said...

I've been loving Napoleonic Blue lately! It looks gorgeous on your dresser!

Jeanne said...

There is nothing more summery than blue and white! Great for a beach house! Love it! Saw you on Make it Pretty Monday!

helenabelle said...

Oh my goodness....I love this dresser!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a good looking dresser you have here...thanks for sharing it at my party this week.

Blessings,
Linda

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, the dresser looks amazing! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Rhissanna said...

Wow, what a lovely effect! Nice and fresh and pretty. I found you through Ivy and Elephants.

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

How fun and fresh looking! Like the light distressing you did over the stripes.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Great job! I love the classic grain sack look!

Elise@growcreative said...

This definitely has some character... awesome!
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Katie Murphy said...

What a great makeover! Can't wait to check out your other projects :)
~Katie

kelseyelaine said...

What a great idea! I love the blue you chose. :)

Kelsey

Krista thehappyhousie said...

It looks amazing!! I love the grain sack stripes... have to use that somewhere soon!
Krista

Old Red Barn said...

I love furniture with grain sack stripes! I also invite you to join my link party with one of your projects!

Goedele

MaytagNMom said...

Very pretty and yup, sure does remind me of a grain sack! Love the display you paired it with for 4th of July too :) Nicely done.

Smiles,
Suz @ MaytagNMom in NW Illinois

Stephanie said...

LOVE, LOVE this - great job!!

Peggy Lydem said...

Cyndi,
What a great job you did and how awesome is that grain sack look on that piece! Love it!
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Angela Betlewicz said...

What a great job you did! Newest follower from HickoryTrail

I host a weekly linky party and would love for you to link up!
Thanks,
Angela

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love this!! Just beautiful. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here's the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/06/anything-blue-friday-week-12.html Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse