What does one do when they go to an auction for one item and come home with a truck full of items that they didn't really intend on buying.
Well.... you get to work making them beautiful.
I picked up a gorgeous gentleman's dresser that upon closer inspection (also know as, after i bought it and brought it home) it needed a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE!
It was so banged up, damaged, definitely showing its 100+ years of age.
On the next nice day, I dragged it out of the garage and into the daylight to see what I have to do.
After sanding, cleaning and repairing, the next big hurdle is always what colour wants to go onto a piece. (and if I want to keep it for my own home)
Once it was brought into the store I went through all the colour options and settled on Rocky Mountain by Country Chic.
Initially I was going to go darker like a black but decided on a moody dark grey with a hint of blueish undertones.
I enjoy painting at the store on quiet days. One, I don't get dog hair in the finish and it's a great way for customers to come in and see how the product works. Even more importantly, it makes the days go by faster too.
The paint totally transformed the dresser and brought out all the small details that were hidden under years of abuse and grime.
Once the dresser was painted, I sealed the paint with a natural wax and then followed with a black wax on some of the detailing and side panels.
You can really tell the difference between the original paint and the clear wax.
Applying the black wax to the side panels to deepen the richness of the paint.
To spice it up a bit more I had some wrapping paper that I had, instant drawer liners!
I painted the inside of the top part in Simplicity to brighten up the cabinet.
I debated painting the mirror, but after some consideration and polling the neighbourhood, I decided to keep it original. The contrast between the warm wooden tones with the dark grey... makes the piece stand out.
Here is the dresser in all its fabulous glory!
I absolutely love how it turned out.
It still has dings and notches in the table top, its original hardware and intact beveled mirror.
This would look wonderful in a bedroom, in a guest bathroom, a foyer or anywhere else!
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.