Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cottage Dresser

I picked up this dresser at an auction a few weeks ago. There wasn't much interest in it which was great for me. It is bleached Mahogany that looks very much like maple. Not my favorite finish! Or anyone else's for that matter!

Before:


I knew right from the start the drawer pulls had to go.  I removed them & filled one of the holes.  I had originally planned to put on big chunky knobs that I had removed from another piece.  Turns out I didn't have enough knobs(of course!)  So off to Hobby Lobby I went.  I couldn't decide which ones to get so I bought 8 of each style.  I had to get this piece done very quickly over Christmas because I had  sold several pieces in a very short time just a few days before Christmas & my booth was looking a little bear.  Luckily this was a pretty easy piece & I was able to finish quickly.  I used Annie Sloan Old White & sealed with a poly finish.  

After:





Measures 46"W x 36"H x 20"D.  Available for purchase at City Antiques in Roswell.  

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8 comments:

  1. Nice work! It's so much prettier. The knobs are really nice with it - you'd never recognize it!
    -Revi

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  2. Very nice update! It's amazing what paint can do!

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  3. that looks amazing! what a difference the paint and the hardware made!

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  4. Great job on this. Love the new look!

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  5. Your dresser turned out so beautifully, you wouldn't know it was the same one. Its amazing what paint can do. The handles really make the different. Great job. Thanks for sharing such a great tip. Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations with Sunday's Best party.

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  6. And you have turned it into a simple stunner. Good job!!!!

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  7. Definitely a HUGE improvement!!! Excellent work!

    Take care,
    Christina
    www.designingbynumbers.com

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  8. So beautiful! Thanks for linking up! Watch out tomorrow for next week's party theme!
    -Melissa

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