Friday, August 19, 2011

A coat of paint

A coat of paint can do wonders.   This lovely vintage dresser got a much needed fresh start…but not before my son took a black permanent market to it when we weren’t looking.  How do they always find the permanent markers?

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It looks so much better.  I thought it looked good before, but now its fresh and ready for a new coat of black permanent marker.  :)  

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My Bizzy Kid Quilt is being featured over at A Quilt Story today.  I finally took some decent pictures of it too.

41 comments:

JusticeBlog said...

what a great find! i love it!

Impera_Magna said...

Kids are permanent marker magnets.... love the way you redid the dresser! The new hardware is perfect!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think it looks great!! I have found that KrudCutter does take a lot of permanent stains out of wood. My daughter scrubbed her hardwood floors and it took a lot of paint and marker up.

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

so lovely! I just refinished two chairs I found at an antique store! Such a satisfying project, don't you think? :)

Libby said...

Beautiful!

Kerri said...

I love it! I need to learn how to be a better painter. When ever I try to refinish something, it looks like a kids painted it! I might need to stick to sewing...LOL!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Pretty! I painted a dresser this week too. All in the name of a redo for my girls' room.

Mary said...

The dresser is gorgeous in white! Yes, why do kids always find and use the permanent markers? Thankfully, they outgrow the tendency :)

Hugs,
Mary @ Redo 101

Beth said...

Beautiful dresser! I get so much satisfaction out of furniture I paint myself. Hope you enjoy it!

carina said...

Really nice i like it yourblog also greating from holland carina

Samantha said...

Perfume sprayed on will remove permanent markers. Don't use your expensive one but do use one that's not yukky, the smell hangs around a while lol xx

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's amazing!!! I love the make over you've given it!! We had permanent paint pen - which is worse than permanent marker apparently.... a beautiful drawing under our kitchen table on the floor. We tried EVERYTHING... in the end... acetone nail polish remover did the job... it was still noticable... but not as bad!!

Kim said...

That is a beautiful dresser!!!!!!

The Spotted Lamb said...

Isn't that amazing!? I have been going crazy with black paint over at my house this past week -- refurbing a hand-me-down kids' easel and some not so pretty picture frames...think I will attack my old end tables next! Love the way your dresser turned out!

Mama Said Sew said...

Wow, that is really lovely! Wish I could find something like that.

Miranda said...

Wow, it looks really great!

CitricSugar said...

Nice job! Such a find...

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

what a beautiful piece of furniture!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! You did a great job.

Brigitte Heitland said...

Looks fabulous!

Jenny said...

You've done a great job, it looks amazing!! x

Aster Cody said...

Beautiful. You did an amazing job. The hardware is perfect. Refinishing furniture has been an activity I have wanted to try forever. Unfortunately I can barely find the time to sew.

Pam said...

So pretty. I like it better white. You did a great job.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous dresser....love paint!

Sasha said...

It turned out beautiful!!!! I love the way it looks next to the bed! The colors are so peaceful.

Pat Plucker said...

I love it. What did you do to prep it? Did you have to strip it first? I have a dresser I want to paint but not sure how to prep it - Can you give me any tips?

Margarida said...

white on wood makes such a difference! i love it. it looks gorgeous :-)

VickiT said...

That actually looks gorgeous next to that wall and bedding. I wonder if you are thinking now that you should have done that a long time ago. LOL

At least the marker is easily ~well maybe not easily but surely much cheaper ~ fixed. One of my 'lovely' children when he was little found a heavy duty magnet my husband had left laying around and was sticking it on things around the house. NO ONE ever told me what a magnet does to a television set. Of course, I did learn the hard way when he demagnetized something or another inside that tv and fried the entire set. ugh. I don't know with all the advancements in the way they make tv's now if that would still happen but yea, keep the magnets out of their hands. I couldn't just paint over that mess.

And then to make you laugh ~ evidentially trouble is in my genes because when my older brother and I were younger we were being very helpful to our neighbors because they were good friends of our parents. He and I went over to that guys house and found the tar he'd been using to roof his house and the paint brushes he had for painting the garage and we helped him paint his speedboat....WITH the tar. Thankfully I was young enough that I can't remember the pain from that spanking. LOL (This was quite a long time ago when parents were allowed to spank obviously 'cause yea, I'm old. LOL)

Linz said...

beautiful! I love what a good coat of paint can do!

Noni said...

Awesome...it looks incredible! ^-^

Mari Angeles Iglesias said...

Hi Allison.

It's amazing the change that you have given to the furniture. It has been lovely. Congratulations.

Kisses from espiralcaracola.blogspot.com.

Dawn said...

Love the 'new look' and here's a little secret to getting rid of permanent marker... it will make you realise why woman always need a hair color often...spray item with hairspray...yep thats right...hairspray will eat permanent ink, dye ect... on a wall for instance spray on and get ready with a wet cloth to wipe it off as it runs away...even works on clothes..( may need a double try with colthign but does work). amazing stuff, just a shame it eats away my hair color and I have to redo it every 5-6 weeks
Hugs Dawn x x x

jmday said...

It's the alcohol in all the things that people have suggested for removing permanent marker like Sharpies. Since that ink is alcohol based alcohol dissolves it. So plain old rubbing alcohol should do the trick! Now paint pen, well that's another story! ;)

nerospostandpatch said...

That's beautiful! I enjoy also painting furnitures!

Side Stitches said...

Wow, gorgeous shape! I love these vintage dressers and hope to find one myself some day :)

Faith Jones said...

That is awesome! Maybe you should thank him for drawing on it and giving you the reason to paint it!

Cozy Little House said...

Completely and utterly transformed!
Brenda

Sue said...

Hi Allison, The dresser looks fab now you have renovated it! I have just become a Follower of yours due to your Tutorial on Sew We Quilt - just love that Orange Qult too, as it looks sooo easy to do!! I am thinking of using a Jelly Roll and a white Layer Cake, would that work? Love your patterns Allison, you are very talented. Hugs n Blessings from Sue in South Australia xx

Kathleen said...

Wow, that dresser looks great. I've started looking at the furniture when I go to the thrift store lately. A coat of paint can really make a huge difference. I just love it. Thanks for sharing!

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the dresser! I know what you mean about the permanent markers.....either those or red lipstick on a white couch!
Deb

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