Now this dresser was in pretty good shape....had good bones. I knew it would provide the storage I needed, with a little TLC......"little" being the operative word. Once I start sanding, something comes over me and I feel the need to strip something down to the bare wood. Must stop that.
With Miss Mustard Seed as my inspiration, along with several other talented DIYer's in blogland, I decided to paint (gasp!) the body of the dresser, and stain the top. I know....how can I stand to paint that gorgeous wood, especially after all that stripping?! Well....look here to see why.
I'm thrilled with how she turned out! I do have to say that I loved the dark tone of the very old finish, and I probably could have stained it 8 more times, but I'm impatient.
A little glaze over the flat white paint, some paste wax over the top, cool hardware....and she's ready to show off her curves!
I like how the dark top and hardware pop next to my dark chair. And if you look closely, you can see the aged plaster on the wall. I was worried about the white dresser blending in too much with the wall. I'm good with how it turned out.
I'm linking this before/after to Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday, Funky Junk Interior's SNS, Met Monday #93, the DIY Showoff, Piece of Work Wednesday, and the 43rd Power of Paint Party.
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