Before/After

Distressed Mustard With a Side of Mocha Glaze

9/09/2010




I found this little number at The Salvation Army for $4.50!! A small price to pay for some extra storage. Right?! Not sure where I wanted to put it, I grabbed it anyways to try out a distressing technique.

First I removed all the hardware and the outdated feet, then sanded it down with my palm sander.  I added new feet with the leftover 2x1 trim from my framing project. After wiping away all the saw dust I sprayed the whole thing with Rustoleum Espresso Brown. When that dried I brushed on Lowes Deep Cowslip 6, a mute mustard fall color. All I needed was a sample size for under $3. For the second coat I added some clear glaze to the paint to give it a smoother finish. When that dried I sanded down the edges to have some of the Espresso Brown show through and give it that aged distressed look. Then I smeared on Mocha glaze, which you can find in the faux paint section at Lowes, and wiped it off almost immediately. Let some settle on the edges and crevices.
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Finally, I coated the whole piece with some wipe on poly and added new hardware. This was intended to be a nightstand, but I decide on putting it in my kitchen. I don’t know anyone that can’t use a few extra “junk drawers”! Let's see the before and after once more:
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35 comments

  1. Wow I love everything you did,fantastic job!

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  2. The result is amazing!

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  3. This turned out beautiful! I really appreciate all the good instructions. I just bought a little thrift store end table because I wanted to experiment with distressing and glazing. You have inspired me to go to Lowes and get started this weekend!

    I am a new follower too! And thank you for following my little blog!

    Jennifer

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  4. Aww thank you! I really appreciate the support! email me if you have any questions. thepennyparlor@gmail.com

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  5. Love the color you chose. You really made it look so pretty. I am really into mustard and gray right now so it caught my eye. Saw this at Somewhat simple link party.

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  6. I'm not "into" yellow, but this is the second REALLY yellow piece I've seen this week that I would absolutely have in my home. GREAT JOB!

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  7. Thank you! it is a great color for fall!

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  8. Beautiful job! I love the new color. I've been considering adding 'mustard' somewhere in my home just haven't figured out where just yet. I want to try that glaze too! Thanks for sharing your creativity in the Fall Festival. Perfect fall color! ;)

    Roeshel

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  9. Great job. Love everything you did. I don't seem to be too successful with glaze. Hope to get better at it. Your piece is beautiful Thanks for sharing.

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  10. WOW ... I love that colour! And just in time for fall.

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  11. A great second life for this great find !! I envy your skills

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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  12. A great second life for this great find !! I envy your skills

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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  13. Great job! Thanks for sharing how you did your finish.

    Lori

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  14. you did a GREAT job! love the color :) come on over and link up to MMM !

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  15. Cool piece! I agree, you chose the tone really well. Nice outcome. :)

    Donna

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  16. Love the mustard color along with the glaze. Such a big difference from the BEFORE!

    Visiting from It's So Cheri

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  18. Terrific Transformation, Amanda! Proof positive that outdated can be updated with class. The Yankee and I have that same Cowslip color in our paint stash. ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Be looking for your makeover tonight on my feature post. And I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love this!! Great job on the transformation, it came out great!!

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  20. The transformation of this cute little dresser is wonderful.. love the color and the new hardware...
    Sandy

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  21. Wow! It turned out beautiful! Love that color!

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  22. The transformation is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your how-to. La

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  23. love this! ive been looking for this color..sort of a mustard but not so much. this is perfect!! THANKS!

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  24. This turned out incredible, doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture, the mustard yellow makes it!

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