This post may look a lot like my last post, I swear I’m not going crazy, it was the intention. Let me explain, a very good friend of mine loved the dresser that my husband and I updated, so I decided to do the same thing to another dresser for her wedding gift. See, makes sense now, doesn’t it?
We started with a dresser that my husband got for free. Boy has connections, right? It had great bones, but the wood was in bad condition. It was really dirty and the right side had unrepairable water damage. If that wasn’t the case, I never would have painted the outside white, but there was no fixing it, so it had to get covered. The drawers were in great shape though and we were able to just sand those and stain them. Continue reading
Yes, you read that right. That is how much I paid for this gem of a dresser. I found it at a local thrift store, it was unloved and a bit beat up. I think the main reason it was so cheap was that the drawers wouldn’t close right, but I figured we could deal with that later.
It had great bones and I knew exactly how I wanted to update it. My plan was to sand all the paint off the outside section and stain that brown, while leaving the drawers white. That way the gold hardware would really pop (because I love gold). Well, my plan didn’t work. We started sanding the outside (by we, I mean my husband), and we sanded, and sanded, and sanded, and sanded some more (great job husband). There was no wood to be found, nothing worth staining anyway. So, change of plans. I decided to switch the outside to white and make the drawers brown. Once we started sanding the drawers, we could see the lovely grain coming through. It was looking good. Then we stained and sealed the drawers. We also sanded the hardware and the legs and repainted those in a fresh coat of gold. Below is the finished product. I think this is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.
As you can see, I decorated it with even more gold. Because gold hardware just isn’t enough. Oh, and my husband was able to fix the drawers so they actually close! Very exciting!
Not a bad deal, eh?