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Blue Chest

I wanted my very own nice bed sidetable. I took an old, sad looking (water damaged + brown) Swedish antique (no good quality), gave it new beautiful hardware and gave it a professional paint job. I love how it turned out!

You can find the DIY project on my design blog: http://www.splendidwillow.com

I don't recommend painting nice antiques, but trust me when I say that this original piece was nothing to write home about!

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charlotteeslava wrote:
how do i pin this to my board
   Comment   July 16, 2012
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Jan Thurmond_Eager wrote:
Love the blue ... what paint and color is it?
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Valspar's Blue Ribbon is a similar color.
July 26, 2011 at 9:10am     
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valuisy wrote:
How do I find the DIY story on your blog? - I went to your website/blog..which BTW is great! I tried to find the blue chest DIY but could not locate it. Is it too old of a post? Thanks!
   Comment   October 15, 2013
naqsa wrote:
Where did you buy the hardwaRe? This turned out beautiful!
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Does anyone know the source for the mirror
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Monika of Splendid Willow shows how a coat of Benjamin Moore's "Old Navy" oil-based high-gloss paint and new pulls give an old chest a new lease on life.
Shoshana Gosselin added this to Bedrooms With a Personal Stamp of Style
Put your personal spin on a traditional accent table by re-imagining it as a bold new focal point with a coat of your favorite color. This is a wow piece. Keeping the traditional gold hardware makes the piece shine and unites the old and new looks.
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Brass and Gold Accents Make a Comeback
One brassy framed mirror sitting above a gorgeous blue painted chest with brass knobs: that spells glamorous. A knob in any other color would not have looked right on this fanciful blue chest.
Lisa Frederick added this to Design 2012: Not Your Grandma's Antiques
Wow! Just add Prussian blue, and this antique chest sizzles. Leonine drawer pulls complement the carved detailing and the regal color.
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Happy Color: A Rainbow of Dressers
The regal shade of blue is the perfect color for this ornate vintage dresser with its shiny brass hardware. The color suits the personality of the piece.
Laura Gaskill added this to Hot Color Combo: Cool Blues and Warm Brass
Project idea: dress up a chest of drawers. Pull together a color scheme for your entire room in one piece by making over a chest with glossy blue paint and brass hardware. Don't have an awesome vintage find on hand for your makeover? Head to Ikea, scoop up a no-frills dresser for cheap and get painting.Follow a dresser makeover from start to finish

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Dresser
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April 15, 2014
blue and brass
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March 31, 2014
I am collecting images to prompt us to take the plunge, and turn our almost too far gone dressers into something surprising.
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Great color for a small piece
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March 21, 2014
Love this traditional side table painted blue. Great idea.
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Cobalt and good mirror
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blue color of dresser
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One brassy framed mirror sitting above a gorgeous blue painted chest with brass knobs: that spells glamorous. A knob in any other color would not have looked right on this fanciful blue chest.
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March 5, 2014
blue painted chest with glamorous handles is an idea for repainting some of our classic furniture
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DIY blue chest
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For the bones collection….
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Brass mirror for powder bathroom
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Furniture color!
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I am in love with the handles!
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Love the color comination
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blue!
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add paint to our bedroom furniture? or dining table?
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love this color!!!!
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blue color
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The various colors
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Paint former table this high gloss navy color
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interesting paint job
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Chest. Mirror.
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Vintage in bright color
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Allisson could paint her dresser?
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awesome chest...pink?
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Valspar Blue Ribbon
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Blue / mirror
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beautiful dresser! Lion pulls.. Possible door knockers
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love the dresser
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paint old water stained furniture
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Yum chest
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September 12, 2013
Stunning piece of furniture. Adding the brass handles,just emphasizing its beauty.
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COOL CHEST.........LIKE THE POP OF COLOR.........
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Navy blue dresser
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paint my old dresser
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Just like that blue chest-nothing we need
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navy blue drawer boleh juga
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blue gold and lions
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Project idea: dress up a chest of drawers. Pull together a color scheme for your entire room in one piece by making over a chest with glossy blue paint and brass hardware. Don't have an awesome vintage find on hand for your makeover? Head to Ikea, scoop up a no-frills dresser for cheap and get painting.
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could imagine finding a dresser like this and painting it blue - and i just picked up a similar mirrior
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blue and brass a la kate spade
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paint old nightstands from 92nd ave.
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Blue dresser
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for my bedroom?
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Pull together a color scheme for the entire room in one piece by making
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stunning color for painted chest
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For dresser or end table?
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Dresser
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chest mirror and accessories
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Bedroom, or living room, green of course
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Love dresser for kids room.
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Project idea: dress up a chest of drawers. Pull together a color scheme for your entire room in one piece by making over a chest with glossy blue paint and brass hardware. Don't have an awesome vintage find on hand for your makeover? Head to Ikea, scoop up a no-frills dresser for cheap and get painting.
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Dresser color and Hardware
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September 8, 2013
I don't like this chest but I DO LIKE painting a chest navy blue!
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September 8, 2013
Think Jennie's room?
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Love the color, knobs, and the nerve to paint a good looking piece of wood furniture. Inspirational!
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Painted chest...want to paint secretary in bedrm
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Painted side table with mirror
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guest bedroom
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Lion's head motif carved into the dresser. Could work in the living room.
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Blue
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Paint chest glossy blue and add new hardware
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Color, style
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Project idea......!!!
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love this blue dresser
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peindre en bleu brillant les meubles en bois moche
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Blue and brass
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Navybluedresser
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Love the blue cabinet with the brass and shiny brass mirror. Valspar's Blue Ribbon
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Mirror with blue closet
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Mirror
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painted furniture
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paint
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Love style with lio head pulls high gloss paint
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Dresser
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such a pretty dresser
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paint an ornate piece a dark bold color. Love gold mirror accent.
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Placement of mirror in relation to nighstand
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Project idea: dress up a chest of drawers. Pull together a color scheme for your entire room in one piece by making over a chest with glossy blue paint and brass hardware.
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dining room chest
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September 4, 2013
the combination.
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Nice dresser in your favorite color.
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Color of dresser
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paint ugly nightstand and add acc
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Reprinted dresser
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Blue accent pieces
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desk!
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Popacolor
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Chest color
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love commode
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Blue?
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Glossy blue chest. Interesting
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Dresser
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Guest Bedroom with green quilt?
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Old navy oil based high gloss
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Paint furniture
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painting nighstands
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Any old furniture
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mirror
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FOR BLANKET CHEST
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dresser color
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July 28, 2013
Bright blue dresser!
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July 20, 2013
I love how she revived this dresser! Blue and gold -- Go Navy!
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July 19, 2013
great color
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