Saturday

Indoors out again...

I'm wrapping up our backyard makeover.  I mentioned in a previous post that I'm trying to bring the indoors out and make it more like an outdoor living space.  So, I found this great dresser at Goodwill.  I was drawn to the chunky drawer pulls.  I knew it would make a perfect buffet table for our backyard.  Keep in mind, I like the weathered, worn look.  I know with it being outdoors in the elements it will get a little more weathered and I'm ok with that.  I did seal it with several coats of polyurethane.  Another thing you may want to consider if you do this is to buy a piece that is solid wood, no veneer.  The veneer will warp and look awful in no time.   

Here is the before....



and AFTER!  I used a teal-blue paint, did some distressing, and then went over the whole thing with a dark stain to give it that aged look.






24 comments:

Pudel-design said...

It`s a really great make over!
I love it! :)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh, it is perfect.

brookrene said...

love! what a great color!

Amy said...

This is amazing!!! What kind of pait do you use??

Ashley said...

SO CUTE! I am about to try my hand at refinishing furniture, so I'm glad I saw this! :)

my pocketbook said...

Beautiful! I just might need to be on the lookout for such a piece...my patio has the perfect spot for one! And now you've got me thinking....I thank you....not so sure about my husband!

Wendy said...

Wow! It looks fabuolous. Great color and I love the hardware. It really adds detail to the dresser. I never would've thought to put it outside...love it :)
wendy

kimma said...

I can't believe how perfect that colour is with the brass details. Great job!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I was really happy with how it turned out.

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Gorgeous!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

this turned out super cute!!!!

Mary Catherine said...

found you through "all things thrifty"- I absolutely love this!

Kirsty said...

This is delicious! I love it! Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

This is amazing! You did such a great job with this! What really caught my eye, however, were the branches in the vase in the last photo. They are exactly what I've been looking for! Would you mind sharing where you bought those?

Danielle said...

this is awesome, great work!!

darlenemc817 said...

I love this! What is the paint color? The hardware is fantastic! I found you through "all things thrifty".

Mrs. DeVore said...

Stephanie, I actually made those. I blogged about them too so you can make some of your own :)

check it out here:
http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2010/05/diy-dogwood-branches.html

I will check on the paint color and let you know...

L i z a said...

Amazing!! you are so talented.

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

This is spectacular!! Awesome job!!! And your bloggy background is just as amazing!! SO cute

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments! The color is Valspar: Island Blue.

aprilandrussell said...

Spray paint?

Jennifer said...

Love your buffet! The color is amazing and you did an awesome job on your distressing and antiquing. I found you on All Things Thrifty as well. I have to ask, where did you find your wheels on the bottom of the buffet?

Jody said...

This is absoluetly gorgous! I love the color so much - very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

I'm doing something similar and I'm curious as to what the inside of the drawers look like? (I was going to ask what the inside of your drawers look like but that didn't sound right, lol).

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