Screaming Yellow Dresser…tackled!

Almost a month ago I had given a status update and a to do list of sorts, including a yellow dresser that some days I though would never happen. A few days after mom and I decided it was time to suck it up and tackle the beast! You may recall the dresser, it’s my grandmas old dresser and though I didn’t want to get rid of it I also wasn’t about to keep it in its current state.

Originally I was going to stain it but then came to the conclusion that I basically needed to paint it yellow! So we drug it outside and scrubbed it down, sanded it and then cleaned it up again. We did end up going with the Dunn Edwards Chickadee we had originally planned, heres the color swatch for ya!

Generally I wouldn’t have sanded it down at all but you can see there was some serious unevenness. Unfortunately thanks to pregnancy and minor freaking out (we will also blame pregnancy) I failed to take any during pictures.

Let me just say that after we primed and attempted a light even coat with the foam roller it was coming out horribly. So, I cheated and busted out the big roller and though the finish isn’t as smooth as I wanted thanks to the textured roller, it went on how it was supposed to!

Also, I had big plans for the knobs but unfortunately our tight budget didn’t have any room for any new knobs but I did happen to remember that I had bough some spray paint that would do just the job!!

From icky brass to lovely textured nickel, I’ve poly’d it several times so it has a smooth finish now to it.

I’m seriously so relieved it’s finished! Now I just need to put the clothes away and get things organized…you know so that Tenley can actually sleep in her crib not on top of piles of clothes! Seriously I LOVE this dresser though! It’s so bright and totally screams YAY when you walk in!

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Michelle from The236 - Oh I absolutely love it! I love how you used a piece that was in your family and brightened it up so beautifully! Tenley is a lucky girl! Good job Momma and Grandma!October 6, 2011 – 1:32 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thanks Michelle, haha too bad my dad was less than excited about the idea…not that it slowed me down or anything! :p

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The Stucco Bungalow - LOVE the yellow! What color did you use?October 6, 2011 – 3:33 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thank you! I totally lamed out and forgot to put that sort of stuff…you know, kinda important! :p I used Dunn Edwards Chickadee.

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Rosemary - So much better.October 6, 2011 – 7:02 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thank you Rosemary! The storage is perfect and it just feels so joyful!

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Ashley@DesignBuildLove.co - first off… super cute new header (and background)! Second… I LOVE the dresser! Tenley is going to love it! And the name of the paint is perfect! “Chickadee” is a nickname that my mom and I use all the time!October 6, 2011 – 8:42 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thanks Ashley! I still want to tweak it but I’m not too sure what I’m wanting, design is harder than building stuff! I love how happy the dresser is and the storage were getting by using it! That’s perfect, when you said something it reminded me that’s what my mom would say when she was trying to be stern…yeah, not so effective!

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Sarah @ Freestyle Home and Life - This turned out really well! Love the color, it seems perfectly fitting for a baby girl’s nursery. :)October 7, 2011 – 2:51 am

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Jami Reply:

Thank you Sarah! I can’t wait till I get accessories and art in there to girl it up some more! :)

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amy - love it! i think you and i are the only ones who will take on the waterfall!!! i’ve got my second one stripped down now and it’s ready for some serious crazy!

amyOctober 7, 2011 – 6:43 am

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Jami Reply:

Thank you so much Amy! I’m sure you probably do it the right way not the “ehh, it’ll be fine way”! :p

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Elisa @ The Self Life - LOVE the color you chose! Fits the room SO PERFECTLY. :DOctober 7, 2011 – 8:23 am

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Jami Reply:

Thank you so much for Elisa!!! I’m seriously in love with the dresser, even Todd loves it! Why he ever questions me is beyond me :p

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Danielle - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

And the mirror you made – AWESOME.

When we’re expecting I’m totally doing this. And the mirror.

Not long till baby comes. :) I am excited for you!October 8, 2011 – 2:06 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thank you so much Danielle!! Well when y’all are pregnant I will have some tips for you to make the project easier! :)

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Beth Bryson - Oh wow!!!! This dresser looks really great!!!!! Love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!October 9, 2011 – 8:13 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thank you so much Beth!

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Miss Tiques - Love the make over!! It would be awesome if you shared this re-do on my Link Party!! I am just getting started so you would be doing me a HUGE favoar!!

Thanks, Karen

http://www.chic-tiques.com/blog/2011/10/06/Furniture-Fix-Friday.aspxOctober 10, 2011 – 4:57 am

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Jami Reply:

CRAP! I am so sorry! I will make sure and link up next week! I’m so sorry, dealing with a few pregnancy scares pulled me away from staying on top of the blog!

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Pamela - I lovessssssssies this! Underneath the mirror it’s like a big bolt of sunshine :)

Baby T is gonna LOVEEEEE her new room. well done my bloggy buddy well done!

Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.comOctober 13, 2011 – 9:00 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thanks Pamela! Hopefully I’ll be able to get a good picture of the nursery as a whole. The light, dresser and mirror look like they’re made for each other!

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Mama Spaghetti - This is beautiful! I desperately wanted a yellow dresser for my little guy’s nursery, but ran out of time to get one or paint one. I love yours!October 15, 2011 – 5:34 pm

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Jami Reply:

Oh goodness! DO IT! It’s not too late! There’s no way I’m going to be able to do the barn door and custom closet before Tenley comes…unless I do it without Todd, which in his eye would be total betrayal! :p

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime - I love how this turned out. Yellow is my fave. Btw, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)October 19, 2011 – 9:19 am

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Jami Reply:

Thank you so much! Yellow is my second fav color so I had to go that route!

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Cynthia - Very nice! It’s similar to a nightstand I just completed… I guess great minds think alike, eh?!
If you have time, feel free to check it out:
http://simplychictreasures.blogspot.com/2011/10/sunshiney-waterfall-nightstand.htmlOctober 20, 2011 – 7:59 am

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Ruthie Hart - WOW! this looks amazing!October 21, 2011 – 10:09 am

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Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - Awesome, it looks fabulous! I love the curvy art deco lines. And the color is super fun.November 9, 2011 – 6:47 pm

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Jami Reply:

Thanks Jane! We love the dresser and it’s getting used a ton!

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