Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dresser Makeover

I finally finished the last project in my son's bedroom.

This dresser belonged to my grandparents, then my parents, and most recently to my brother. When he moved into a swankier bachelor pad, he gave the dresser to me.

I knew I wanted to paint it, but I wasn't really sure what look I was after. So, I took a few months to think it over procrastinate.

I mean, why rush things? It's not like you're waiting for me to finish a room or anything. Sheesh.

After all that thinking, you'd think I'd come up with a brilliant idea. But, instead I went with my first thought which was to use chalkpaint. (Hey...if it ain't broke...)

I used French Linen on the outside of the dresser and drawer handles. The drawers are Old White.

I used dark wax over clear wax to finish 'er up.

Please excuse the ugly black plug. I would have removed it for your viewing pleasure, but somehow that one plug is responsible for our home's entire Wifi capability. I dare not mess with that.

So there you have it. The final piece to the "tween room" is complete.

Guess that means a room reveal is coming soon. I just need to dust, declutter, remove dirty laundry and make it look like my son lives like a civilized being. That might take a little time :)


  1. That turned out great. I have never seen a dresser with handles placed like that. Pretty cool piece- xo Diana

  2. OMG I love it love it love it! The pulls are so unique, and the color looks awesome. What a treasure!

  3. That is awesome. I LOVE to see what others see in pieces of furniture. Great job!

  4. Carolyn that is gorgeous. I love the two colors...would have never thought of that. Looks so great!

  5. NICE job!!! Looking forward to the bedroom reveal!

  6. this is such a pretty chest...bravo!!!

  7. Looks great! I love the style of it - the handles are my favourite part :)

  8. What a unique looking dresser, I love it!!

  9. This turned out really well! I love the contrasting color along the edges and knobs - gives it more personality! Hugs, Leena