Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A before and after!

Today I have a fun little before and after for you!

I've had this dresser back from the painters (Thanks Phil!) for almost a year, but never got around to taking pictures of it until now!

It's from a local consignment store called Stuff Etc and cost me $40.00. It sat for a long time waiting to be refinished, but I eventually handed it over to a professional so that it'd actually get done :)

It needed a lot of prep work since it had been (poorly) painted before I bought it!
I had a gallon of Benjamin Moore's Decorator White matched to a Sherwin Williams semi-gloss paint which we were going to use on our trim, but had accidently forgot to order it in an oil based paint. So I just had it sprayed with that since we didn't have another use for the paint!

I love how it looks in Serena's room!

Besides the crib, this dresser is the only piece of furniture in the room, so it's kind of loaded up with her books and what-nots.

The canvas is by Lindsay Letters which I picked up at Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off.  When I brought it home, Cam asked if I was promoting cannibalism. Only a guy would say that!

The little box is used to corral hair bows, elastics, etc.  It's from TJ Maxx, and so is the frame with a picture of Serena and Talmadge. 

The trio of brass elephants were 50 cents a piece at a garage sale!

The hardware is original, but I had to strip it of layers of paint.  It was easy but time consuming, yet worth it I think! Here's the link to my post on how I did that job.

How To Easily Remove Paint from Hardware

Inside the drawers there was originally some really cruddy drawer liners.  I ripped them out and then cut wrapping paper in a much prettier pattern to fit.  There was enough adhesive left from the old liner that I didn't even need to glue the new paper in, it stuck well enough. 

I love vintage furniture! A good coat of paint and it's like new again, without the price tag!

Still more to come on this little one's room.  I had her Nana sew some curtains, but still need to install the rod and have them hemmed and hung.  Plus, we'll have to rearrange the furniture a little in the near(ish) future as the room will be shared with Vera once she's big enough to move out of our room.

2 comments on "A before and after!"
  1. Looks fantastic! The hardware is beautiful, well worth taking the time to strip the layers of paint!


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