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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Turquoise Heavily Distressed Antique Dresser

I certainly understand that this look is not for all, but when I saw this piece, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. This antique chest is at least 100 years old and solid wood. My inspiration was to duplicate a piece of stone...real turquoise, not man-made. Turquoise is my personal favorite and it's perfectly flawed...like most of us. I hope you love my interpretation.

The glass knobs were a contribution from my mom...she's good, right?
 I am loving all the texture going on in the shot!
 Picture taken from upstairs.

This jewel is for sale here on my Etsy shop, 
The Turquoise Iris
Here is the before shot...the one on the right.

***Partying this week with Miss Mustard Seed***


  1. OK The knobs kind of throw me off truth be told ..=/ BUT the paint job and distressing are the BUSINESS gurrl!
    You killed it!
    Great JOB!! <3

  2. I luv it and it does look like tourquise!

  3. What a great color and look! You did such a beautiful job on this piece! Congrats on your hard work. It looks like it really paid off.

  4. very nice!! what color did you use? i love it!

  5. Love the look you gave this piece and such a pretty colour, too! I recently painted a dresser with milk paint, and it ended up being pretty chippy... when my mom saw it, she asked me what I was going to do with that piece.

  6. Love how that turned out! I really love that style. ☺ I am here from Miss Mustard Seed....I came because it said my name...literally...my name is Iris too! :D

    Iris♥ @ The BlueBirdhouse
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  7. Love, love love it. The blue knobs are the perfect touch.

  8. This is really beautiful. I am in love with everything I see on here. :)

  9. Very cool! Love that color and I love the layering of colors you did. Love to see something unique.

  10. this is just gorgeous! i love the blue knobs on top--gives it a major pop. and the heavy distressing is awesome. i'm going to give it a try.

  11. Very Beautiful. I was at Z Gallerie in the mall and they had a wonderful dark turquoise like yours chest with wonderful shinny things on it and around it. Then I got to see yours!! Love it.

  12. Since I love this color, I dropped dead when I saw this chest of drawers!! waooh1 If I hadn´t seen the Before-Picture, I would never have guessed it was that "ugly"(excuse me, but that´s how i see it!) Before!

  13. Since I just love this color I "dropped deaud" when I saw this gorgeous piece of furniture!! I could never have imagined that awful chest of drawers from the Before-Picture being such a jewel after your great transformation...Waooh!

  14. I love the color and technique. What kind of paint did you use?

  15. Oh...and I'd love to see this linked up at my weekly party on Monday - Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife.com.

    I adore the technique you used.

  16. I have those same bureaus in my son's room!