September 27, 2012

Blue & White Waterfall Dresser

I know Fall is officially here but I have to share this beach inspired dresser.
My clients, Brett and Christine, bought a new house and were looking for a few pieces to add to their new digs.
They have a beach cottage style and asked me to transform this dresser to fit their style.
My clients usually tell me exactly what they want but Brett & Christine left this one all up to me.

I stripped the original paint and removed the veneer on two of the drawers.
In the Before picture you can see a decorative piece in the center of the top drawer. My clients wanted that removed so I popped it off and I love how it looks!
I primed (that's the white you see peeking through), painted with homemade chalk paint, sanded and sealed with wax.
The paint colors I used were Aspen Aura and Swiss Coffee by Behr.
I love Fall but this dresser already makes me miss Summer!


  1. Love this piece Helen. Does NOT look anything like you started with. Love the black hardware. Amazing work, you got a great eye.

  2. Beatiful piece. I love the color combinations.


  3. You did a great job with this piece. The distressing is lovely!

  4. I love the two colors and distressing. I have a vanity makeover project and thinking on a royal blue and very light grey.
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  5. Helen what a beautiful piece. I like the color combo you chose. Thanx for coming to THT!