Summer Blue Bureau

Summer is here and with that a bit of a work slow down for me as I enjoy the warm days with my two young boys.  I did just finish this piece though, in yet another shade of blue.  I’ve never seen a shade of blue I didn’t like and this one is no exception!  It’s called Summer Blueberries and it’s one of the latest limited edition colors from Country Chic Paint.  It’s such a happy, summery hue that I knew would be the perfect fit for my latest makeover.


Usually I try to take pictures of pieces as I work on them so that you can see how things look not only after they’re finished, but also during.  I’m afraid I didn’t do that this time and I’m sorry!  Unlike many of my projects though, this one was a pretty straightforward paint job with no major issues to contend with.  The dresser was another craigslist find and overall was in pretty good condition.  However, the reddish finish was a bit tired and very dated. I applied two coats of the Summer Blueberries and once dry, lightly sanded the entire piece with fine grit sandpaper.  This gave the flat surfaces a very smooth feel while highlighting the edges and details.  I used Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish to finish and protect the paint.

At some point the original hardware was replaced and though the pulls were appropriate in style for the piece, the finish was not.  They were not brass (which I love!) but instead some sort of metal painted a very shiny gold.  They unfortunately looked cheap and not at all in keeping with the vintage look of the dresser.  I typically try very hard to keep original hardware and while these were actually replacements, I wanted to make them work.  I opted to paint them, something I’ve done on many occasions.  I gave each pull two coats of Country Chic Vanilla Frosting and once that was dry, applied one coat of Country Chic’s new glaze in the color Graphite.  That softened the white and gave them a slightly aged appearance.


The above pull on the left has been painted with just the Vanilla Frosting while the pull on the right has been finished with the glaze.



That’s it for now but I’ll be back soon with another makeover.  Happy summer!



Linking up to:

Thoughts from Alice

2 Bees in a Pod

French Country Cottage

Your Turn to Shine

The Painted Drawer

The Inspiration Gallery

Savvy Southern Style


    • says

      Thanks Darrielle! Yes, it’s a great name for the color and the perfect shade for a summer project. And while I was sad to see Marian retire FFF, I was so happy to see your gorgeous dresser as one of her last features! Congrats!

  1. says

    Love this color and finish. Thanks for sharing at wow and I’m featuring this at the party this week. I also love the piece in the post before this one.

    • says

      Thanks Tara! I love this blue too! And though I’ve painted a lot of hardware, I was a bit on the fence about the color of the pulls. Glad to hear you like them!

    • says

      Thanks so much Jamie! Coming from you, that is a huge compliment! Thanks for the feature and I will be joining up again soon!

  2. Kendra @ says

    Such a gorgeous makeover, Ann! Love her hardware! Your furniture transformations always catch my eye at our party! Thanks for sharing with us… Hope you stop by our party again (it’s live on the blog now). Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    This is a charming dresser Ann! The blue and white combination looks so fresh. Featured you at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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