It is a talent to see beyond an undesirable façade.
I saw this dresser online and I appreciated the lines and the simplicity of it.
Originally I wanted to paint this as a Volkswagon Van as I have seen many pins on Pinerest.
I spent many a hour sanding this little dresser down. I started with a rough sanding then saw some beautiful wood under years of abuse. I had to bring it right down to it's full and natural beauty. My husband sanded down the drawer pulls, and I am sure he lost a couple of fingerprints along the way too.
The more we sanded the more I fell in love with the dresser.
After being in the store window for a couple of weeks, a young couple fell in love with it. They came in a couple of times, took measurements, left, came back, left, came back... and bought the waterfall dresser.
They wanted her painted. gasp!
A small part of me was like, um nope, not going to do it. Then the sensible side of me quickly kicked in and said absolutely! What colour are you thinking?
They didn't know.
The couple took home the sample cards and came back in a week and they settled on Country Chic's Elegance. A very soft blue that would compliment their rec-room perfectly.
Everything was going great until the dreaded "bleed-through" of the original wood.
I had to sand down the panel that I already painted, run out to a hardware store then prime the panels with Zinsser.
After letting that dry for a day, I finished the dresser in the Elegance.
Once it was finished being painted, I sealed it with a natural wax to protect the finish and give it a very subtle sheen.
They fell in love with it and were excited to bring the piece home.
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.