No. 29 {a wedding gift & a valentine’s day}

February 14, 2012

Happy Valen­tines Day! For all of those stop­ping by 508 this week, we do want to say WE LOVE YOU and thank you for your sup­port and encour­age­ment! Aaaaaaaaaaaaand.…as luck would have it…the beau­ti­ful No. 29 hap­pens to be COMPLETE
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

…just in time for a hol­i­day about love.…
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

…which is ironic…because No. 29 now belongs to 2 peo­ple I love very much…
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

…a wed­ding gift to my much too far away brother and his won­der­ful wife!!
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

After all, it is valen­tines day…and per­haps there is a small tiny chance I got caught up in the sea­son and added a lit­tle extra some­thing into this one.…
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

{ We love you both Josh & Eileen…hope you enjoy 29 }
508 painted yellow dresser no 29

Oh– and for those lovers of before and after’s.….
508 painted yellow dresser before and after no.29

Cheers!
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  • Mea­gan

    Sarah! This is so beau­ti­ful! You are so incred­i­bly tal­ented! I’m always amazed at your before and afters. Love the gar­land too :).

    • Thanks! The gar­land is just paint swatches and a heart hole punch! It is a good kid craft :)

    • Anony­mous

      Thanks! The gar­land is just paint swatches and a heart hole punch! It is a good kid craft :)

      • Vin­tage­shab­by­chicks

        Hi there, just came over from per­fectly imper­fect and Love your blog!!!  You are sooo cre­ative:-))  I really like the way you have a “pin it” but­ton on the bot­tom of your posts.  Would like to do that on our blog.  Was it hard to install? any help would be appre­ci­ated!  Thanks, Julie and Sharon

        • Anony­mous

          The Pin It but­ton we use is from a word­press plu­gin. How­ever if you go to http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/ you can get sim­i­lar tools.

          • Vin­tage­shab­by­chicks

            thank you so much for your help!

  • Anony­mous

    Just dis­cov­ered your blog– LOVE it. I’ve just bought a wooden writer’s bureau and plan to restore it… how do you paint it a colour but still cre­ate that vin­tagey wooden look around the edges? 
    Com­pletely inspired– thank you! x

    • Jamie2883

      I am won­der­ing the same thing, I think I have this same dresser and was look­ing to paint it and dis­tress it as well! I would love some tips on how you did yours!

      • Thanks for vis­it­ing– hope the info I gave helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

      • Anony­mous

        Thanks for vis­it­ing– hope the info I gave helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

    • Thank you for your sweet words and for read­ing 508!
      As for distressing…For me per­son­ally, it is as sim­ple as A LOT of sand­ing after I paint. I know there are a lot of other ways to dis­tress– some peo­ple apply wax before paint­ing in cer­tain areas so the paint won’t stick. But for the most part, I use latex paint and then ALL THINGS sand paper to dis­tress: sand­ing sponges, sheets of sand paper, orbital sander and even your basic elec­tric hand sander on occa­sion. I think about where the piece would actu­ally have worn out areas and have at it! It is a lot of work, but I like hand sand­ing best because it gives me the most con­trol. I use a fine grit so I don’t have too many grooves in the paint or wood (but I don’t mind some of it because it gives char­ac­ter!)
      After sanding/distressing I clean the piece thor­oughly and apply some type of fin­ish (wax, poly stain or polycyclic…depending the look i want!)
      Hope this helps!

    •  I just bought an old wooden dresser to use in our liv­ing space for the tv/movies/games etc. I would also love to know if you have a tuto­r­ial on how you did this! I absolutely LOVE this!

      • We have not photographed/written a tuto­r­ial yet…because of all the requests, how­ever, we will try to put one together with the next few pieces we do! In the mean time, one of my replies on this post has some tips on dis­tress­ing! Also– I would start with some­thing small…like a chair…they are great because you can use a fun color and get away with it.…then prac­tice your dis­tress­ing on it! Then move on to big­ger pieces.

      • Anony­mous

        We have not photographed/written a tuto­r­ial yet…because of all the requests, how­ever, we will try to put one together with the next few pieces we do! In the mean time, one of my replies on this post has some tips on dis­tress­ing! Also– I would start with some­thing small…like a chair…they are great because you can use a fun color and get away with it.…then prac­tice your dis­tress­ing on it! Then move on to big­ger pieces.

    • Anony­mous

      Thank you for your sweet words and for read­ing 508!
      As for distressing…For me per­son­ally, it is as sim­ple as A LOT of sand­ing after I paint. I know there are a lot of other ways to dis­tress– some peo­ple apply wax before paint­ing in cer­tain areas so the paint won’t stick. But for the most part, I use latex paint and then ALL THINGS sand paper to dis­tress: sand­ing sponges, sheets of sand paper, orbital sander and even your basic elec­tric hand sander on occa­sion. I think about where the piece would actu­ally have worn out areas and have at it! It is a lot of work, but I like hand sand­ing best because it gives me the most con­trol. I use a fine grit so I don’t have too many grooves in the paint or wood (but I don’t mind some of it because it gives char­ac­ter!)
      After sanding/distressing I clean the piece thor­oughly and apply some type of fin­ish (wax, poly stain or polycyclic…depending the look i want!)
      Hope this helps!

  • Bebarks­dale

    Dang! That’s hot!
     

  • Amber

    Hi. Just curi­ous as to what type/brand/color paint this is? I’m inter­ested in doing a very sim­i­lar dresser just this way…thanks! Amber

    • Anony­mous

       I used Behr paint. Almost always. The color was color-matched so I don’t have a name– sorry! Behr has one called warm gold that is very similar.

  • Christi­napriv­ette

    Where did you find the glass knobs? Thank you!

    • Anony­mous

      I believe those were anthro knobs from a while back!

  • Martha

    Love the yel­low dresser. I could try guess what tech­nique you used to get the effect but I’m won­der­ing if you would be will­ing to quickly reply with an expla­na­tion of the process.. Did you use wax then dis­tress with fine sand­pa­per? I’m also a graphic designer and just started a blog with my recent fur­ni­ture adven­tures. I also live in Va! Glad to have found you!! Love the dipped stuff… You might like my red and white chair… Thanks!

    • fiveoeight

       I did the wax as the fin­ish. Some­times I will wax the piece first to cre­ate the dis­tressed look. We are work­ing on a FAQ/tutorials to add to our blog for more explanation!

  • Katie

    Hi there!! This dresser was one of the first things I ever pinned! I did a post tonight over on my blog about yel­low things I LOVE and this obvi­ously made my list!! (http://www.somethingtobefound.com/2013/08/11-pops-of-yellow-that-make-my-heart.html#.UgBGAJKsiSo) Hope­fully your brother loved it!

    • fiveoeight

      Great post! I love your inspi­ra­tion pics! Thanks for the shout out :)

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