Thursday

Dresser Redo Part Uno & Party LInk

I picked up this old dresser for FREE!

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

 I had no idea what to do with it because I no longer have room in the house for my dresser addiction, but it was FREE, how could I pass that up?


Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

It was in pretty rough shape, kept in an old barn just rotting away with peeling veneer.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

This is only part one of the dresser redo.  Or is it part two based on the teaser from before?  

Whichever, the dresser isn't quite done.  It needs some details finished up on it tonight with photos tomorrow, so the final reveal will have to wait till Saturday.  Call me a tease if you must.

Besides this post is really to give you the link to join the 
Hot Fun in the Summertime Party. 

Five blogs, five Fridays in July.  Link to one be seen on all 5.
 (Scroll to the bottom to link up your project).


Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

But back to the dresser..... the veneer was bubbling up and peeling off in places.  I would have probably painted right over that because I'm too lazy to peel, but as soon as it was loaded off my vehicle Brawn started picking away at the veneer.  

He picked at the top and the drawer fronts and at that point I decided it was going to be a joint effort because he was making a mess.

There were a million other things Brawn should of been working on but he had an idea. 

An idea to replace a previous idea I had for something else I picked up.  He didn't have a vision, just an idea. 

And I didn't have a vision for his idea.  Yet.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

One thing I knew, I didn't want to paint over the back of the dresser.  It had the name of the furniture company stamped on it.  So we taped it up to preserve it.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

As I sat and watched Brawn pick away at the veneer I started to see the diamond in the stuff. 

I directed him with the power tools, after all he is the Brawn of the operation and I'm the brains right? 

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

For my vision the top needed to have a place for a container. 

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Saw into it honey..... zzzziiinnggggg.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com


I decided it needed one less drawer. 

Can you cut some wood and turn the top space into a shelf?  

Anything for you beautiful.  (Yeah he calls me that, I think his eyesight is going).

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

I had to make a trip to the store.  I was trying to match the color of some boards on the patio.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

That's the color we picked????  WTH???  That is NOT the color I was trying to match.

Boy did we get that wrong!
 
But we gotta use it anyway, too cheap to buy another. 

The artist formally known as Prince who hails from our land would no doubt be happy with the purple/pink color, however I was not.
The fastest way to get the dresser painted was to spray that bad boy with purple rain. 

And when we need something we can't find or don't have, we improvise.
 
No funnel?  Make one.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Coke bottle funnel.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

It really wasn't planned that Brawns shirt was going to match the paint, but convenient nonetheless.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com


 That taped up spot on the back is some original lettering that was on the dresser.  I didn't want to cover it.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

The purple rain dries a little less purple/pink, but I'm sorry that color is just NOT going to work.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Old wood that we used on our wood scrap art wall here, is put to good use again on the back and in the drawer.  

Looks like it's gonna be a giant bird house huh?

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

This stainless steel planter thing belongs in a black wrought iron holder that hasn't had any plants in it for a while, so it is getting repurposed for use with this dresser. 

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Looks like now I need a new use for the black holder too.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com
 
Remember these crackle globes from one of my garage sale finds?

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Three of them have become part of the dresser redo as well.
They are the coolest candle holders EVER!

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

And because it was hot in the garage that sweet man lugged the dresser inside to the entry way so I wouldn't have to sweat. 

I made a bit of a mess getting that purple/pink color to disappear, but it was worth it - I now love the color.

Antique Dresser Becomes Portable Patio Bar, Bliss-Ranch.com

Purple pink no more - it now matches what we were trying to match.  
 
Stay tuned for Dresser Redo Part Dos, and while you are here...... link up for the Hot Fun in the Summertime party.  It opens at 8 pm tonight.

** See the finished dresser, part two {here}



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36 comments :

  1. Ok, now you're gonna have me up all night waiting for the results....
    Looking good!!
    Susan

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  2. Oh what a tease! I can't wait to see what's next!

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  3. Ummm...you're amazing. End of story.

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  4. Oh, I can't wait!!! I feel another Route 66 moment coming!!

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  5. Can't wait to see it, you tease.

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  6. I'm dying to see what you did with that puke pinkish purple! To make it look so VINTAGELY Intriguing in that last photo...

    so glad you covered up the original graphics/label on the back, Pat

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  7. Everyone else has called you a tease, so I won't, Poopy. And wait'll you see my hot fun in the summertime. Mmmm hmmmm.

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  8. Such a tease!! Can't wait for the final reveal!

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  9. OMGosh I just know it is going to be fab...I just saw a little corner of the side...give it up...come on!!!

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  10. Look at you with all these cliff hangers!!

    And is that a picture of the elusive Brawn I spy? Rawr.

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  11. Can't wait to see it when you quit teasing us. Funny to see Brawn working in his bare feet!

    Holly

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  12. I think I spotted something pretty awesome in that last photo. Can't wait to see it all! How nice that Brawn actually helps you with your projects. My husband just looks at me like I'm crazy :)

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  13. Well, I can tell it's going to be cool, but I really don't know what it's going to be! I like the new color, however, and the graphics are fantastic!

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  14. When you asked what's that thing on the back, I started to have an inkling on where you were going with the piece. I'll be anxious to see if my hunch is right. Because ya know, great minds think alike. :)

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  15. You are a tease!!! I can't wait to see it....looks just awesome!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  16. Such a tease! Dying to see the finished product!

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  17. you are so cruel! can't wait to see the full monty. :)

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  18. CAN NOT wait to see it in all its completed GLORY!

    Thanks for hosting ;)

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  19. O my,but such a tease...and your Brawn is such a help,my hubby has glued and has ever device he has is holding it all together...and once done I will be doing some posting too....you are on my side bar, and I love everything you do

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  20. Can you get up real early tomorrow? Ha, can't wait! Judy

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  21. Can't wait to see the final photos tomorrow. This looks like an amazing project. What vision you have. This definitely qualifies for "thinking out of the box" ! Thanks for hosting the party.

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  22. Okay, I'll be back tomorrow!
    Funny, this is the only suspense I have time to read.
    Too many paint projects you know!
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  23. Ok, how many hours do we have to wait? :-) I'm sure it's gorgeous...and unique.

    xo
    Pat

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  24. Hi Bliss,

    It's looking really cool. I can't wait to see it. Your a tease!!!

    Dee

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  25. You've been taking graduate level courses in Teasing! I can tell already this is going to be another masterpiece...per usual ;)

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  26. And here I was thinking I was going to start my weekend off to a great start by seeing your masterpiece. Oh well...the glimpse is good enough and I'll be back of course. Have a great one!

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  27. Oh I can't wait to see what you do with it! I'm loving what I'm seeing in the sneak peak though! :)

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  28. Without a doubt, that is going to be another a-maz-ing makeover Mrs. B !
    I linked up a summertime type thingamijig - thanks to you and your friends for hosting.
    xx

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  29. You are a true party girl! Can't wait for the BIG reveal :)

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  30. I have whiplash from trying to follow along!! ha ha! I'm sure my brain is addled from my week... can't wait to see what you do with that dresser but I'm totally confused about where the crackle globes fit in? Time for a glass of wine, maybe? lol!
    xo Heidi

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  31. OH I can see you are doing something wonderful! Can hardly wait to see the whole reveal! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Can't wait for the big reveal...I can already tell I'm gonna love it!! I just linked up for your party, better late than never? Thanks for hosting :) Laurel

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  33. So glad you ditched the pink ... and I'm fixated on those crackle globes turned candle holders!

    :)

    me

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  34. What a great deal on the dresser! I LOVE the lines! Great idea to cut that slot for the stainless planter!

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  35. I'm partial to Purple Rain and shirtless men with power tools but I will sit patiently waiting for the big reveal because I trust you!

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  36. Excellent stuff from you, man. I’ve read your things before and you are just too awesome.

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