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before and after... a dresser is reborn!

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: before and after... a dresser is reborn!

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Friday, June 18, 2010

before and after... a dresser is reborn!

so, as i've mentioned once before in a previous post, i love refinishing old furniture pieces! a few weeks ago i spotted this dresser at an antique/salvage spot, and it was just calling to me for a face lift!

it's a solid wood dresser that was handmade by a gentleman who lives about an hour from me, right here in north carolina. it had gotten a few bumps and bruises during its life before coming home with me, but nothing that a bit of sanding and paint couldn't cure.

i pulled out the drawers, took off the knobs, sanded the entire thing, and then gave it a coat of grey primer.

it was looking better already!

for its final finish i picked a lovely shade of violet grey. notice that the two top drawers were also changed from two knobs to one.

i fell in love with these ceramic drawer pulls and just couldn't pass them up!

a light hand sanding gives it more of a rustic feel and shows that this baby has indeed been around the block a few times. it also reveals the blue/grey primer underneath, which is just fabulous in my book!

and it would appear that it is now becoming a tradition for juan to jump in the last shot. this is his new favorite spot in the house. at any given time of day i can almost guarantee that this is where he can be found.

so there ya have it. a fabulous little weekend project that i think anyone can take on!

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Blogger Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...You are so good..I love it sooooo much!!! It looks so great and the knobs are so adorable...Kisses sweetie and you are so talented:)
Muah and Happy Friday

June 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

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