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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Childhood Dresser Redo

Man, I have been having a great summer so far! We just got back from an awesome trip to Nashville visiting some great friends. But it is now back to business and time to get some things done. This week I was busy refinishing my childhood dresser.

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.


  1. The sleek black top looks great! Shame the leopard skin wouldn't have worked!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. I Love it! The black top looks so nice. Lazy Summers are good :)

  3. Very pretty! Enjoy your lazy summer...the projects will still be there waiting for you!

  4. Looks great. Would love if you shared it here:

  5. I love how you did the two-tone look, I think it turned out great!

  6. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    (come take a look if you like)

  7. Very Nice, I currently have a desk I want to refinish but haven't decided quite what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I Love it! I'm about to do some tables with a black top and white bottom. I love the look of the two contrasting colors! Just found you through Sew Can Do and now following! :)

  9. Love the contrasting top and bottom. This is my favorite furniture look right now. You did an amazing job :)

    Lazy summers are good!

  10. I just love how it turned out. Just fabulous. Hopping over from Someday Crafts!

  11. Visiting from Someday Crafts. That dresser has the most adorable shape! The tiny drawers are so cute. :) You did a great job.

  12. Beautiful dresser. You've done a great job.

    Madison xxx

  13. This looks SO great! You know, I did half of this with my end tables in the living room. Unfortunately, I chose white tops and with little kids and grubby fingers, it's not working out that much! I'm going to try this! Would you link this up to my blog party Simply Creative over at 365 Days 2 Simplicity? Thanks so much!


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