Two Toned Geometric Chest of Drawers

Date
Apr, 13, 2015
MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

I hope you all had the same gorgeous weather we had here this weekend! It was so nice to finally be able to work outside on our porch again and enjoy some nice long walks with Oakley without freezing my buns off. After peanut butter, walks are his favorite. If you couldn’t tell from this picture. Love him so much <3

Oakley

Ok back to today’s post. I’ve been getting pretty crafty up in here lately so I’m excited to be sharing a furniture makeover with you today. I shared this piece in my What’s On My Porch post a little while back. I picked it up from our local Habitat Restore which is usually a hit or miss with furniture. They mostly have old doors, shutters, sinks, toilets etc. But every once in a while they have a gem like this.

I had blue in mind for a color pretty much right away. If you follow me on instagram I posted a couple weeks ago about how our local Ace Hardware was having a sale on sample pints of Valspar paint. 99 cents a pop guys. I somehow refrained from buying one of every color and only got 10. They’re the perfect size for a small piece of furniture like this and Cadet Song was my choice for this guy.

To avoid having to do much prepping, I used my Vintage Storehouse Restoration Co. Chalky Paint Powder.

MCM Two Toned Table

It’s so easy to use and turns any of those little samples into ready to use chalk paint.

After I painted the body of this piece in the Cadet Song (3 coats) I sanded down the drawer fronts and applied my Java Gel Stain.

MCM Two Toned Table

Now, I have to give a shout out to Reeves from The Weathered Door here because she is the pro when it comes to geometric patterns on drawers. This is just one amazing example. I decided to try my hand at it using a tip that she shared on how to get straight lines. After staining and sealing my drawers, I taped off my pattern.

MCM Two Toned Table

Now here’s the magic trick: after your tape is down, use your poly or whatever protective coat you applied to your drawers (I used General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin) and add another layer on top of the tape and the part of the drawer you’re going to paint. Now trust me when I say this works. I used to get so frustrated when I would pull my tape up and see jagged edges. Isn’t it the worst?! But now you know the solution 😉 You can read Reeve’s full post about it here.

After all your coats of paint are done, peel off your tape and do a happy dance!

MCM Two Toned Table

Amazing right? I’ve never created such a perfectly straight line with paint before and I was pretty pumped about it 🙂

Once everything was dry, I sealed the piece using my GF Topcoat. The hardware got a fresh coat of gold spray paint and I used my Java Gel Stain on the inside of the drawers as well. Plus some fun paper to line the drawers from Spoonflower.

MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

MCM Two Toned Table

It was great to try out a new technique and have it work so well. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Reeves. Thanks again!

Hope you all enjoy your Monday 🙂

brepurposed

46 Comments

  1. Reply

    Karisa | Petite Modern Life

    April 22, 2015

    Bre this turned out AMAZING. Oh my goodness. The lines are gorgeous and the stain contrasts so simply/perfectly with the blue. What a beautiful piece 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 22, 2015

      Thank you so much Karisa!! I just sold it and am kind of having separation anxiety haha!

  2. Reply

    Cat @ therusticwillow

    April 19, 2015

    *star

  3. Reply

    Cat @ therusticwillow

    April 19, 2015

    You did a great job, per usual, but let’s be real–Oakley is the real start of this post. Look at that smile! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 20, 2015

      I know right?!? He’s so handsome 😛 haha thanks Cat!

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    Bethany at The Southern Couture

    April 17, 2015

    I love that you aren’t afraid to go for it with all your different colors and designs you use. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you will share Sunday night again.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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      brepurposed

      April 20, 2015

      Thank you so much Bethany! I love playing with colors and patterns, it’s so fun!

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    Pam@over50feeling40

    April 16, 2015

    Very cute…I always enjoy a visit here. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 16, 2015

      Thank you so much, Pam!!

  6. Reply

    Joan @ Nicer Than New

    April 16, 2015

    I love love love that dresser! I have some furniture pieces waiting to be painted and I have been crushing on blues lately: navy or royal. I am now totally inspired!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 16, 2015

      Thanks Joan! So happy to give you some inspiration 🙂

  7. Reply

    Crystal

    April 15, 2015

    I am so in love with your creative geometric addition to these drawers as well as the color. You did a really great job on keeping the lines straight and crisp.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 16, 2015

      Thank you so much Crystal!!

  8. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    April 15, 2015

    Beautimus! I love it! I wish I could have got my hands on some of those Valspar paints for .99 cents…what a steal! Thanks for the tips for peeling off the tape and getting a straight line. That always drives me nuts when that happens.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 15, 2015

      Thanks Tara! I felt bad making the Ace lady mix all those paints but I just couldn’t pass up a deal like that! And seriously, the tape trick is genius!

  9. Reply

    Reeves

    April 15, 2015

    Well you probably know I love geometric designs 😉 This is so fabulous! Love your take on a geo design for this piece. And those are some crisp lines! Glad to hear the tricked worked for you. It’s way more fun to paint designs on pieces when you know it will actually turn out and you don’t have any paint bleed under the tape.

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      brepurposed

      April 15, 2015

      Thanks so much Reeves! I love all your geo pieces and was excited to finally find the perfect piece to try it on myself. And seriously, that trick is genius!

  10. Reply

    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    April 14, 2015

    Wow! I love the contrast with the blue, and those lines! I recently saw Reeves’ post and couldn’t wait to try out the poly trick – your pictures seem to show that it works wonders!! It’s funny that you mention the $0.99 pint paint sale. I also had to practice restraint from buying every color – my whining 3 year old helped me out on that one!

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      Jenny @ Refresh Living

      April 14, 2015

      Haha – clearly my first comment went through – even though it wasn’t showing for me. Feel free to delete my repeat. 🙂

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        brepurposed

        April 15, 2015

        HAHA! No worries 🙂 The poly trick is seriously genius! I always have issues with paint bleeding under tape so I was pumped that it actually worked! And I’m glad someone else got to take advantage of the $0.99 paint sale! Deal of the year 🙂

  11. Reply

    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    April 14, 2015

    Wow! Another fabulous piece – I love the blue! I read Reeves’ post about using poly first before paint, and I couldn’t wait to try it. Those pics seem to prove that it works like a charm! Funny you mentioned the $0.99 pint sale – I also had to refrain from buying every color. The only thing that stopped me was a whining 3 year old.

  12. Reply

    Karen

    April 14, 2015

    Bre, this is soooo good! Not only the creativity but the attention to detail as well! Just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing on Something to Talk About! Pinning!
    Karen
    ps, Oakley is adorable!

  13. Reply

    Heather J

    April 14, 2015

    That is so original! Nice…definitely something I haven’t seen alot! Too cute!

  14. Reply

    found at the thrift

    April 14, 2015

    Great design, it turned out beautiful! The tip with the tape and top coat is amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Reply

    Anam @ Delicious And DIY

    April 13, 2015

    this piece looks absolutely beautiful Bre.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      thank you so so much Anam 🙂

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    Kelsey @ Vintage Storehouse

    April 13, 2015

    Love it! Those lines… I’m drooling!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thanks Kelsey!! Loving this chalky paint powder more and more every time I use it!

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    Kristi

    April 13, 2015

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the colours you chose and that geometric design fits the piece perfectly! PS. I’ll definitely have to pin that brilliant trick!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you so much Kristi!! It seriously works so well, you’ll definitely want to save that tip for later 😉

  18. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    April 13, 2015

    Very nice! I quite like the blue and dark walnut together. You always style your photos so beautifully Bre! Heading over to Reeve’s blog now to catch some of those tips – thanks.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you so much, Marie!! I have just as much fun styling my pieces as I do creating them 🙂 And definitely check out Reeve’s blog, she’s amazing!

  19. Reply

    cassie @ primitive & proper

    April 13, 2015

    why can’t you live closer so you can be a vendor at sweet clover because i LOVE your style! we have just started doing pop up shops so if you ever come back this way and want to, let me know! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      ugh girl you know I would in a heart beat! I’ll def be in touch if I come your way 😉

  20. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    April 13, 2015

    Nice job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you Lindsay!!

  21. Reply

    Charisse

    April 13, 2015

    Super cute!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you!!

  22. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    April 13, 2015

    This looks great Bre! I love the contrast in colors and those lines are so perfect. Great job my friend!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you so much Katie!! <3

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