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Monday, August 8, 2011

Legally getting my Dresser

While at the cottage, I went exploring for treasures.  I came across a darling little dresser sitting outside a storage area.  Since it was outside, I debated if it was trash.  I thought it was fair game.  But my mother-in-law was in the car and if it wasn’t there for me, I didn’t want to make her an accomplice to my crime.  So I left it.
The next day, the dude was out there selling stuff from his storage shed.  I scooped the dresser – legally – paid for it and brought it back to life.
Using every clamp we own, Hubby secured its parts.
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It looks good now, but the top is a faux wood grain.  Not too pretty.
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If you have followed this blog for any time at all, you know what comes next.  PAINT
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I was planning to keep the original hardware, but it wasn’t doing it for me.  (Note: there is only one coat of paint in this picture).
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Two coats of Old White and a little distressing.
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Love the little legs.  Yes, I sanded in my foyer (shhh, don’t tell Hubby).
Now for the hardware…
Yesterday, I posted that the toughest decision was selecting the wall color of our guest room.  Well, picking the accessories for this dresser wasn’t much easier.

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The top left is a glass knob and the right is an aqua flower.  What you do not see is the white metal one, that was an instant no!

So, a trip to Hob Lob was needed.

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Here are the round glass knobs that made the cut.  They leave the sweetest reflection on the dresser.
So, lets wrap up this post.
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And here she is in all her glory.
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Have a great week!
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Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I really like the knobs!! Very cute!

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

oooo - i love this makeover!
over from '...suburbia' - hi!!
i've been tossing up about drawer knobs for a similar makeover - (including aqua also!) - and i love how the crystal look knobs work here.
thanks for the inspiration!
i like your work!! new follower here :)
cheryl xox.

Debbiedoos said...

Gorgeous redo, and I love this color. One of my fav in chalk paint. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Erin of said...

This is beautiful! It looks so FRESH! Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week!

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Nice find!! Love the finish!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Beautifully transformed!

vintageshabbychicks said...

This dresser is absolutely fabulous..great job. Found you over @ Perfectly Imperfect party..just became a new follower!

MissPrissyville said...

What a pretty before-and-after. Great job. Any of the hardware would have been lovely. That splash of blue would have been nice but the final result is just perfect!

Shabby Friends said...

My favorite part is the distressing. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

I love her legs too! Great before and after!

Unknown said...

Love this! Great work. Thanks so much sharing.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! It's fun shopping for knobs at Hobby Lobby, isn't it? And the new knobs really make a big difference.

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