Before and After Favorites

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Robin Egg Blue Dresser/Armoire

Before pic, not too bad

My kids are the BEST (no sarcasm at all) helpers! They really are awesome! All sanded and ready to be primed.

Primed, painted (2 coats) and sanded AGAIN. Ready to be glazed

Some up close detail of the glazing. Awwww, I love this piece!!!

The hardware MAKES this piece. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Ok, honestly, refinishing (is that a word??) this dresser was INTENSE!!! We're not just talking one coat of paint and voila! It was a step-by-step-by-step process. But it's DONE! and I LOVE it! (yes, I use the word love a LOT). I bought this paint in Utah. I had been searching for this color and I am SMITTEN with it! I was just waiting for the right piece to be worthy of this beautiful color. Doesn't it remind you of the beach???

I'll go through the different steps I used when painting this beauty...

Oh, and it's SO NOT perfect. Nothing I do is perfect. If you're looking for perfection, you've come to the wrong blog sista! (and yes, on ocassion I pretend to be someone else and use words like sista)

oh and another ps, my husband totally made fun of the name of my blog! "Painting in Portland? That's not creative at all." I wasn't exactly going for a grammy with the name, just going for something easy to remember. OK?? I love you honey, you know I do..

Wether you like this piece, love it or hate it, leave a comment PLEASE!! I want the feedback. Just be nice. ;)


  1. This one may be my favorite one so far. Great job!

  2. I love that you started a blog to show off your work! It all looks beautiful! I can't even remember to take a before picture until I'm finished, and then I wish I had! I can't wait to get out there and paint with you!
    The countdown is on...16 days till we load the truck!! AHHHHH!!

  3. So so so Cute!! Love the color!! Miss you tons!

  4. love your pieces! what exactly do you use, primer? brand of paint? glaze?

  5. GASP!!! I LOVE that dresser so much! Great job Tonya! That color is BEAUTIFUL!! :)

  6. Love it! Hopefully you aren't annoyed with me stalking your blog! I love all of your furniture!

  7. Looks good, I like all of the pieces so far.

  8. Tonya that dresser is awesome!! I totally want one just like it! Plus it would match my family room !! Ps tell Jake to shush I love the name of your blog!! :)