I don't have a good before picture, but if you look at this one, you can imagine what it looked like with the drawers. It used to have big wooden drawer pulls too.
Anyway, this dresser is now in our guest bedroom (which is undergoing an amazing makeover, by the way). I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but I needed my partner in crime to help me, so my Mom came over.
We sanded the top and then we were going to stain it a dark jacobean color, but it didn't look good. (It kind of turned out leopard print, which my inner sixteen year old secretly LOVED, but it wouldn't match the look of the room.)
So, we sanded it AGAIN. This time we painted it with black paint, but we painted it lightly so that some of the grain still showed through. I love that look.
I plan to repaint the white to go over some of the wood knots, but I didn't feel like getting the white paint out. Two words: Lazy Summer.
That's all I'm going to show you until I reveal the rest of the room! I have some other neat things planned to show you too, perhaps a lamp shade re-do and a spray booth tutorial! Woot woot!
I will link to these parties this week.