It's a beach thing...meet Fisher

We go to the beach every summer.  
And North Carolina has some of the prettiest beaches ever. 
So, when I came across this dresser at Clines with the perfect beach blue color already on it in a pleasant chippy sort of way, I knew immediately it needed to be a "beach dresser". 
He started out like this:

  
He started out with the very slight chippy blue paint on sides, frame and top.  The drawers were already sanded to the raw wood.  The top had some sort of goop on it so we sanded it to raw wood to match the drawer fronts. 
But look how he looks now:

 I did all the drawers with the names of the beaches and each beach has a unique font.  I wanted them all different with sort of a loose subway art look.  I painted the names in white to keep it fresh and light.  Then the drawers and top were waxed to give it a nice finish and protect the names. 
Here is a look at his drawers:









 As you can see we have lots of beaches in North Carolina.  
So here is one last look at Fisher - the beach we visit each summer.

What do you think?  Did he turn out great or what?
tammy

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23 comments:

  1. I love this. Such a clever idea and it looks great. I love the beaches here in NC. My favorite place to vacation!

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  2. very cool tammy! i love the stripped drawers- the natural wood looks great with the blue!

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  3. So cool!!! I have been following for a while now and I have NEVER realized {amazing all I had to do was read your anout me blurb to find that out- ha!}. Anyways, LOVE NC and its beautiful beaches. We are actually planning on moving to Wilmington this spring/summer. Love love love me so North Carolina!!!

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  4. Adore this idea! Beautiful work.

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  5. What a neat idea! I'm sure someone will snatch that up for their beach house.

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  6. I really, really, love this Tammy! It turned out awesome! Oh, you have me dreaming of the beach. I was only able to get to the beach once last summer and I seriously can't wait to get over there this year... Which is the best to visit?

    Kristen

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  7. Love it! Who knows you may see Mr.Smith painting California beaches on a dresser someday! ;P

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  8. I really love that! Great blog. Came to you from At The Picket Fence.

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  9. Love this! So stinkin' cute for us Carolina girls! Can you please come link this up at my place so I can feature it?
    Thanks!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    http://chattychics.com/2012/02/07/need-inspiration-wild-wednesday-2/

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  10. So pretty I love the natural wood on the drawers and top! Awesome job!

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  11. this dresser is darling, and i love the idea of the beach names, tammy!

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  12. Great work! And I love the look of the natural wood mixed with paint... beautiful!

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  13. What a great idea! Love this!! Stopping by from Miss Mustard Seed! Sarah

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  14. What a great idea. I may have to ummm borrow it with local beaches here. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Looks Great - saw it on Ms. Mustard Seed's list. I'm out there too with the 9-drawer french dresser I just finished up.

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  16. OMG definitely great!! I have a dresser that needs remodeling. It's in my two step-daughters' bedroom. I wanted to turn it into something that describes both of them. This totally has inspired an idea. Thanks bunches for sharing! I've pinned it:D

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  17. Very nice chest! I've done several pieces with names and words. So much fun!

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  18. Hi Tammy, I love this chest!!! I wanted to let you know I featured you today! I am in NC too, in the Charlotte area!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  19. What a great idea! Using all of the beaches makes it such a special piece, I can see it in someones cottage or a cool boys bedroom. He turned out beautifully! t.xoxo

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  20. Your dresser turned out great. Such a neat idea to add the names of the beaches in your area!

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