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

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

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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