Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dresser Makeover

Welcome to my dresser makeover...




I purchased this deco dresser from an antique store's backroom garage. It had great size, lines and curves, but was missing pulls, had only been primed, and the drawers were hanging out everywhere. But, they were willing to sell it to me for only $120, which was what they had spent on it. I said YES, and brought it home. The time came, this last weekend, to give it the makeover it had been needing, and I decided to pull a bit of my kitchen into my sunroom by giving it the same distressed paint treatment I had given my kitchen cabinets. Although, I had many inspirations, I ultimately took my inspirations from these cabinets in my kitchen:







I had the dresser staged a bit to get an idea of its purpose in the room, here it is:
sitting in my sunroom waiting for its crowning moment:


Thankfully, my piece was already sanded and primed, so the next step for me was to paint:
color used: Ancient Scroll by American Tradition



The next step was to sand the dresser and give it as much distress as my muscles could handle:
The third step was to stain the dresser. I used Minwax Walnut
Wood Finish, painted it on, then rubbed it off straight away.
and...um...next time I will use gloves.

Next, because I have not yet found the perfect pulls, I sprayed some burlap
twine, and tied them on so that I can functionally open it until I do.

And, for an added bonus, and because I was loving it so much, I painted
an inexpensive bench that I love to use as a coffee table.
Here's how it works in my space:
And, here's the dresser.


3 comments:

:The Grizzles: said...

Love it! Did you paint your floors too? Everything looks so great!

Brook and Meredith said...

I did. Thanks for noticing. In fact, I have been working on my house post for a while. I just can't seem to get things in order. But, hopefully soon. Thanks again.

{Amanda} said...

LUV LUV LUV it! what beautiful job Brook & thanks for the tutorial =)

I can't do it now, but I eventually want my cabinets refinished like yours...I'll have to email you to see if your lady might take on this project =)