6.11.2011

Introducing Abigail

Remember this little dresser that I showed you a while back?
Well she's done, and she is totally my favorite piece that I have done, by far!!  I purchased Abigail off of Craigslist from a young military couple (can't thank them enough for all they do).  It was her grandmother's dresser, and she hated to part with it, but didn't like lugging it around with them each time they moved.  Abigail had some pretty bad scratches and gouges in the top, and some minor damage to one of her legs, but I fixed her up with some wood filler and she is good as new.

After the wood filler dried, I sanded her down, then gave her a coat of spray on Kilz,  

followed by another light sanding after it dried, then two coats of paint, letting each coat dry approximately 8 hours.  Next I distressed her, then lightly glazed in certain spots with a mixture of Ralph Lauren Glaze and some brown paint.


I didn't want to glaze all over because I wanted the white to be more crisp.  After the glaze dried, I applied a light coat of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax, 


let it dry for approximately 10-15 minutes, and then buffed it with the electric buffer, which gives it a nice shine.

Again, here is Abigail

 {before}

   

 And here she is 

{after}




Doesn't she look so much happier?
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think:)

On a different note, I just had to share this pic that the hubs took of some not so wild burros in Blue Diamond today.  Precious!!

11 comments:

fran said...

Abigail is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you have finished her. I also love how you name your projects bringing a personal touch. Nice.
(Also, I can't thank you enough for putting my blog in your favorites. How nice of you. I am now your follower).
fran @ eleven-o-one

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Oh, Kelli....it is positively fabulous! I love the yellow with the white! Gorgeous!

Agatha said...

i love the colors, you did a fabulous job, i would love to have one just like it!

Deneen said...

This loos fantastic! I love the colors and distressing!
dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

Gigi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! You did a great job!

I'm your newest follower; hope you'll visit me and become a follower, too!

Tricia said...

You are pretty amazing. It is a stunning transformation. Can't wait to follow up on more of your work.

Amy said...

LOVE your color choices! The yellow just really pops

Michelle said...

I am so impressed. The difference is unbelievable. I love your finished piece. Great job.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

this turned out beautiful i love it, and the colors are fabulous. i would love to feature it on my blog for revival monday. let me know if this would be ok with you.
lauren

Alison F said...

My mouth dropped open when I saw this! You did an unbelievable job restoring it! The white with yellow drawers, the glaze, and the distressing-Just perfect! It would be my favorite piece too! I will be referring back to this one and showing it to some friends!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Found you via West End Revival. Amazing transformation.....looking forward to more.....

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