Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coco Dresser and Master Bedroom Preview


I know it's been since Luckett's that you've heard from me... 
I've slowly been picking away at projects for my master bedroom since we moved in last August.  We sold most of our bedroom furniture before moving across the country, so in many ways I've been starting over and on a tight budget...of course.  One of my favorite ways to save money is simply updating an old piece of furniture that I already own...


Before with application of Citristrip
This old dresser has been in the family for several years and I inherited it when I was a teenager...yes, I still have my dresser since then, but it's solid, has beautiful lines, and in great shape (except that chipping paint on the top).  This has been on my list to re-do for as long as I can remember, but like many other personal projects, it was put on the back-burner as my "business furniture" came first and I wanted to nail down a color scheme for my bedroom first.  When I painted this with ASCP Coco right before Luckett's, I knew that I was going to use this color for the job as it goes great with the blue-green-gray shade that I chose for the walls (Martha Stewart's Spring Melt).
 
I stripped the thick, chipping old factory paint finish off the top, stained it in a dark walnut shade and sealed it with wax.  I painted the dresser out in Coco, spray-painted the handles a creamy ivory and gave the dresser a white glaze wash to highlight the details.  I used the same wash on my lampshades...
 and lamp bases...

You can find my technique here.  It's so nice have this dresser done!  It's just one more piece closer to a completed bedroom...not to mention I have a nice place to store my jewelry now...


I've got a couple more projects to complete before the room is all done, but I'll leave you with a few preview pics...





Kristen


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47 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the dresser and glimpses look amazing!!!!
and i am sending good thoughts your way- hope all is well :)

Cynthia said...

I love this dresser. I just frinished a project that I will post over the weekend with Coco. I love the color.

You did an outstanding job. Saw you on MMS

Cynthia

Whimsical Perspective said...

Amazing room. I love the dresser. Coco is one of my favorites too. I used it most recently on my dining table. I also love the frame that holds your necklaces. Very pretty. I am a new follower jumping over from MMS. :)

Liz Marie said...

I love the dresser & actually I love everything about the room. I would love for you to link up your post & other posts in the future on lizmarieblog.com, I know my readers would love your work! you can link up here: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/06/link-up-with-me-liz-marie-5/

Liz Marie
Lizmarieblog.com

Allison@FabRehab said...

Gor.geous. The dresser and the room. Hoping things turn around for your family!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dresser is stunning. Can't wait to see the rest. Hugs, Marty

stefanie said...

wowie!!! that is all!!!! gorgeous!

suzyq said...

What a beautiful transformation!
And because I cannot wait to see what you do with that chair I am now your newest follower, lol
Would love to have you visit and follow back.
Good thoughts coming your way as I type - I could use a few myself ;(((
Hugs,
Suzan

Sharon in Chicago said...

First, big hugs to you and yours (hey, if we both 'know' MMS, we're hugging friends already!)

Second, I've been dying to see someone use Coco. It's on 'my list' of ASCP colors to try. Your chest is just gorgeous! Now off to visit the rest of your site.

Deny said...

What a beautiful dresser! Love it!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

This is soooo pretty!! I'm working on my bedroom, and browsing through MMS for ideas. Your room is so stylish and clean!! I hope the hard situations clear up for you. I'm a new follower. :)

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oh, also, you should link this up to Kelly's Korner. This week she's featuring bedrooms...or maybe you know that already. :)

Jessica Roy said...

Gorgeous! I especially love those glove forms - I need to find one! :)

Maureen said...

Love it! Coco is tres cool!

107 Vintage said...

I do love that color also... and it's wonderful to just update what you have and it turn out so perfect.
Love your jewelry storage idea also. I am about to
start on our huge and EMPTY bedroom- will be sharing
posts along the way also.

Diana

mishebe said...

I like it . Cant wait to see the rest of the room.

leah mari said...

Ok so I wasn't sure how I liked the color coco for furniture but this turned out so great. Love it great job with it. You won me over :)

uniquelyyoursormine said...

Wow! The coco just came out beautiful! And based on the sneak peaks of your bedroom it looks like it will looks perfect in your space! Good luck with everything else :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the full reveal, Kristen! Your dresser looks fantastic! I love the lines of it and the paint and stain combination looks great. I'm sorry to hear that things have not been too great right now, but I will keep you in my thoughts. I hope those stones go away quickly for you ~ you'd think there would be something you could take to shrink them in this day and age.

Sharon said...

Your bedroom looks absolutely gorgeous! So peaceful...a great retreat! I'm praying for you...Psalm 121:1-2

Anonymous said...

Kristen: I just found your lovely blog via MissMustardseed. I love how you finished your dresser. It is really my favorite finish so far for our old (Dixie) bedroom furniture. I had it too, only saved the bedside table.Anyway, I have kidney stones, too.Had to have lipotripsy once. The BEST advice I have is to drink 12, yep, 12 glasses of water a day. I KNOW how you are feeling, hope they pass soon, painlessly. Michele michlt3@rose.net

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful dresser. I love how different it looks.

Holly in Wonderland said...

Looks amazing!! That dresser looks a tad like mine and I've been wanting to redo it for a while now.. I must keep this look in mind!

Great work!!

Misty McFadden said...

AH! My heart just skipped a beat! The dresser is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I’d love it if you’d link up to TA-DA TUESDAY <3 from your newest follower I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
~Misty
413 Sparrow Lane

Inspired by you said...

Looks great! Prayers being sent your way!

Catherine said...

I hope everything is OK soon, and that you have those kidney stones sorted too.

Your bedroom is beautiful! The dresser I love - the colours you chose look wonderful.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Your dresser is beautiful! I have similar furniture from when I was a kid - now I think I know how I'm going to transform it into new & improved furniture! I love how the white drawer pulls stand out and look almost like lace against the darker drawer fronts.

Your bedroom is going to be spectacular when it's all done!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Shannon MadiganMade said...

This dresser is stunning!! Love the milk chocolate colors...This might soun crazy, but it almost reminds me of a beautiful, chocolate wedding cake.

Steffen said...

You have such a lovely blog, always full of inspiration :) x

www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

That's just beautiful! Coco is not a color that I thought I would like but I love it on your dresser! I found you from MMS. I'm your newest follower!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

First off, thoughts and prayers sent your way :) Your dresser turned out gooooorgeous! Love the stained top and the two tones on the body. Also, totally digging the hands on top for jewelry display - so fun!

Junky Vagabond said...

Everything looks luscious! Very pretty color scheme and the dresser is sooo beautiful - good job!

Kahli said...

Sending prayers your way for the drastic change in your family! Love the dresser especially the french character and color. That chandelier is amazing too. Your bedroom is coming together very well!

chateau chic said...

Your bedroom is beautiful. I really like how your dresser turned out, and the hands on top are fabulous!
Mary Alice

Pamela said...

It's beyond amazing! Your bedroom looks gorgeous.

Petticoat Junktion said...

your dresser is just stunning. I am in awe of the makeover, can't wait for the post on how you did the finish. Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Beautiful! Love how you have transformed this dresser. They are so well worth it. I have worked on several pieces that look like yours and the quality is so good. What a fabulous job you did with it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just gorgeous!

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ http://daisymaebelle.com LOVE this dresser! I am about to tackle an entire bedroom suite that used to belong to my grandmother. Yours is just beautiful!

Danielle said...

This is gorgeous! The colors are so rich together and really bring out the beauty of this piece. I love it!

Claire said...

Hi-Just wanted you to know I featured this beauty on my blog today-Have a great weekend!

Rustic Anthology said...

Hi, I love that dresser! I need to try a piece with Coco.
I am your newest follower. Awesome blog!

Ashleigh
RusticAnthology.blogspot.com

Nutsy Fagan said...

Wow! The dresser is beautiful. I want to do my bedroom set exactly the same! Did you do the glaze on everything but the drawers? They seem to be slightly darker than the rest of the dresser. Really beautiful!

Kristen @ Sophia's Decor said...

Thanks! Nutsy, tried to reply via email, but would not work as you have "no-reply" in your email settings. Anyway, I didn't end up glazing the drawers because the put the dresser back together and just liked them the way they were. You can also glaze if you prefer.

carlye.k said...

I love the way the stain turned out on the top of the dresser! How it has a great rich color but still allows the wood grain to show through. What stain did you use?

Molly Blair said...

Hi! This is beautiful! I am recreating this same look with my french provencial bedroom set. I was wondering if you would mind telling me what color and kind of spray paint you used to paint the handles with. Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you!

LeeLee W said...

Oh my gosh your room is so beautiful! Love love.

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