Paint Projects Link Party

By Kate Riley 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.








  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. 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!

  3. 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…)

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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. :)

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.


  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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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