Paint Projects Link Party

April 25, 2011

Hey there!  Hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend!  We had a very relaxing time visiting with my sister and her family in Sacramento, dining on classic Easter dishes like citrus glazed ham, roasted asparagus, and my lemon pudding cake.  There’s nothing quite as nice as sitting around a dining table with my siblings catching up on the present, and laughing about the funny moments we’ve shared in the past.

Today is time for the ‘All Things Paint’ link party I mentioned last week.  Speaking of paint, this is my latest furniture makeover: a thrift store dresser I scored a week ago, then primed and painted for my very good friend Kari’s baby girl nursery.  It was such a great find!  Classic lines, solid wood, it just needed some repairs and a little TLC.

This dresser is going to do double duty as both a changing table and storage solution for diapers and clothing.  How elegant is this new look with the glass knobs and pulls?   I’m loving the two shades of gray green on this freshly painted dresser, ooh la la.  gray green dresser before and after

I’ll share the play by play in the next post, including all the deets on how I patched the damaged top and filled the old holes to allow for the new hardware, plus a few of my tricks for priming and painting a classic wood piece like this.

But today is all about you, what paint projects have you completed lately?  Join the party and link up your latest !  Links close at 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 28th.







43 Responses to “Paint Projects Link Party”

  1. Kate, you did a great job on that dresser makeover! I love the new knobs. I need to try that trick…amazing how much of a difference new knobs makes! Thank you so much for hosting. :) I always enjoy linking up to your parties–fun themes!

  2. Shaunna says:

    Beautiful, beautiful!! Thanks so much for hosting, friend!

  3. You inspired me! I’ve been following your blog so I bought a wood dresser on Craigslist. I’m half way through painting it. I’m so excited! Thank you for sharing your projects and ideas!

  4. Thanks so much for this fun link party! I just added mine and look forward to taking a look at some other projects!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Love your dresser re-do — looking forward to the tutorial! (Any plans to add a pad to the top for its changing table function? Wondering how best to do that…)

  6. Janell Beals says:

    Super fun party!!! Thanks for hosting…Janell

  7. LaDonna says:

    Thanks Kate for hosting this party and allowing us to strut our stuff. I look forward to getting some great ideas to tackle this summer.

  8. Lindsay says:

    What a great idea to double up the dresser as a changing table as well. Looking forward to browsing all these links once little man goes down for a nap ;)

    Delighted Momma

  9. ButterYum says:

    Fantastic transformation – love the new knobs, and the subtle two-tone effect is very nice as well.


  10. Fun party, Kate! I love your dresser makeover – lovely as always!


  11. Kathy C. says:

    That dresser looks gorgeous! Kudos!

  12. Karen says:

    The dresser looks so beautiful. I love the knobs you chose and the color is pretty too. Thanks for hosting.this fun party.

  13. Thank you for hosting!! Love Love looking thru all the links!

  14. Amanda says:

    I love the knobs and have something very similar in my kitchen! What a great friend you are!

  15. Marissa says:

    I just started following you a couple weeks ago and never noticed that you lived in my area until this post! I saw that exact dresser on craigslist, but the dimensions were off for my space & the damage turned me away. I’m excited to see your steps!

  16. Carri K says:

    Oh LOVE it! The knobs are perfect too! Thanks for hosting such a FUN link party! ;)

  17. Candace says:

    Thanks for hosting! I can’t wait to peek through the links!

  18. Great dresser! thanks for hosting, this is the first time I’ve linked up to this party.

  19. Allison says:

    The dresser/changing table is beautiful, Kate. I love the two shades! Hope you have a great week!

  20. Cheryl R says:

    Changing table??? Are you keeping a secret we need to know about? Love your blog!

  21. GawgusThings says:

    Wow! This is an amazing dresser. It looks so incredible :) xxx

  22. Gracie Gee says:

    Wow! You did an amazing job on that dresser. Absolutely beautiful! Great blog btw. Hopefully mine (I just started) can become even half as great as yours.

  23. Scribbler says:

    I found your Paint Projects Party by accident, but I am really glad I did. The dresser you did for your friend is perfect — beautiful soft color.

  24. Thanks so much, Kate, for hosting a Paint-only party. There aren’t too many around! I was hosting one for a while, but let it go . . . so I can paint/teach more!

    I hope this is a weekly event!

  25. Luxy Living says:

    The dresser looks fabulous! Thank you for hosting a party.=)

  26. Love the dresser make-over! Thanks for hosting today – I can’t believe the post I had planned for today fit in so well!

  27. Sue says:

    Sometimes I am just amazed at what a bit of paint can do!

  28. Susanb says:

    Kate, the dresser turned out beautifully! I’m looking forward to learning how to hide those holes from where the old pulls were. Thanks for the party today!

  29. Wow. that’s quite a few links. It might take me a while to go through them all but they all look great.

  30. Gloria says:

    Thank you for hosting this. I am going to spend all evening poking around everyone’s projects.

  31. thanks so much for hosting! paint and i are good friends, so i can’t wait to go through all these awesome links!

  32. Kate I love that dresser. From nice wood dresser to WOW now I am the statement in the room. LOVE the new knobs. I can’t wait to read the details for this piece. I’ve been thinking about redoing a piece of furniture.

    I just put crystal knobs on our bathroom vanity and what a difference it made to the piece. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link party. Have a great day. :)

  33. Soo much inspiration here! Saw a dresser just like that today on craigslist and now I know that I really need to get it. Thanks, Kate!

  34. Kelli says:

    This is great! I love the collection that you’ve put together through the link party! I just had a paint-filled weekend myself. I’ve still got paint under my fingernails!

  35. Oh your dresser is beautiful!!! It will be such a pretty changing table! Love how you did the two paint colors. It’s so pretty and subtle. This is an awesome link party- thanks for hosting!

  36. Lynda says:

    So many great projects!
    Thanks for hosting and looking forward to the HOME MAY’d Par-tay!

    :D Lynda

  37. Pat says:

    Looks gorgeous! Love the subtle tones of the paint and the glass knobs are perfect. I am anxious to learn the steps you followed…I have a buffet just waiting on paint.


  38. Madelene says:

    Really silly question but how exactly do I get to the link party?

  39. melissa says:

    lovely! I am curious about the framed fabric pocket with the teddy bear in it. Can you show a close up picture of it? Did you make it? It is adorable!

  40. Carrie says:

    Such amazing talent out there Kate! Thanks for hosting all the paint projects!!


  41. We just used the water-base Minwax in satin for our last big painting project, and I will never, never, EVER go back to oil based polys again! I was happy to see our choice made your list. Phew, we did something right!

  42. Lynn says:

    Take a look at the $30.00 desk I redid for my study area in the bedroom. I love the results!

  43. rose says:

    What an brilliant idea! I went through some of the projects and I thought my eyes are popping out of their sockets. I love, love this.

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