Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grandma's Dresser- Deployment Project #76

Deployment Project # 76
Grandma's Dresser

I was so excited to be given this gorgeous dresser by my father in law.  It was his late mother's, and is obviously an antique. I love the curved top drawers....

Only one problem.

It was an U-G-L-Y golden color.

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Eeek! It fell through the ugly paint tree and hit every branch on the way down!

But that didn't stop me from begging to have it!

And I am so glad I did!

I love the detail on this piece of furniture. The little key holes, the rounded top and it's all-around pretty shape.

But the gold HAD to go.

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So, I sanded it down, put my infamous cover stain on that I love so much, and painted it!

Now it looks like this!

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Even though I tried my hand at glazing before, I only used it in the cracks of the furniture.

This time I took the glazing a step further and put it all over the furniture, giving it that weathered, shabby look.

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I just brushed on the glaze, and wiped off what I wanted with a damp towel, leaving just a little of the stain showing.

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I'm really happy with the distressed look. I think it gives this piece a little more personality.

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The paint color is "STILLNESS" from Lowe's. It a light, light blue.

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I spent about $40 on new hardware at Lowe's and $10 for paint. So this dresser ended up costing $50 total to redo, but that's a small price to pay for family heirloom.  

Now we have a piece of furniture that is sentimental to our family, and will be ours for years to come!!

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So, one more look at a BEFORE and AFTER picture.


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So, what do you think???

7 comments:

Mary said...

I totally love heirloom pieces; my house is filled with them. Love what you did with this beautiful dresser! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Today's Creative Blog linky party.

Mary @ Redo101.blogspot.com

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Beautiful job! Wow that before ... looks like something I would have done! Yikes! Loving the after, those pulls are amazing! :)

Renee said...

WOW! I love that color, it looks amazing, you did a wonderful job.

Allison@FabRehab said...

That looks wonderful! WOW on the before color!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks gorgeous! i love the shape of those top two drawers!

Melissa and Scott said...

You did a lovely job! You had your hands full with that "before"!

~Melissa

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

what a difference! Love how it turned out!