Let's go back to where we started! There were these pictures from CraigsList of an old triple dresser for $15!
I could see some potential for the poor thing that was sitting in a garage for years holding junk!
So I stripped the layers of grime and varnish off of the top of her. Lots and lots of sanding before two coats of dark stain. I cleaned the rest with paint thinner and then gave her a good priming (oil base Kilz primer)!
Same thing to the drawers. They were a little harder to paint with all the rounded edges and scroll work.
I bought plain knobs for the top drawers and spray painted the rest of the hardware and knobs a dark brown.
From there she got a couple coats of Kilz Colors beige paint. I can't remember the name but it is what we used to paint our basement den! Never throw paint away! I sanded to give her that abused distressed look and started glazing.
I think the drawers came out great. I added a little brown paint to the mocha glaze just for the grooves and used an angled bristle brush. It was easier to stay in just the grooves. The paint made the grooves a little darker and less transparent. I then brushed on just glaze and rubbed it back off with a lint free rag.
After two coats of satin polyurethane on the top, it is smooth and well protected! I also gave the painted portion some Minwax paste wax to protect the finish. It won't get a lot of use so I think that should hold up pretty good. If it was a heavily used piece, I would have done the water based satin polyurethane.
I lined the drawers with contact paper because I needed them to be smooth and clean for what was going into the drawers!
All my pictures!! I have all my pictures sorted by date and in photo boxes. Someday they will all have information written on them. That is a project for another WEEK! They were all in a closet that I really needed for excess pantry storage. More on that later! They all fit well and I have a couple of top drawers still empty!
So what do you think? I accessorized with my makeover lamps that you can read about HERE, some pictures, a very old nut bowl that was my parents and of course the raccoon hide from my father in law! This is a house of hunters so please understand that they have to be represented in my decorating, too!!! My FIL is going to give me some small antlers from his stash to put in the bowl.
I just love how it turned out. Much better than I thought it would while I was working on it in the 100 degree heat in the garage!! I think the humidity was 90%!!!
I am linking to Perfectly Imperfect for Style Feature Saturday!
I am linking to The Pumpkin Patch for Transform Tuesday and Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
Mary from Sailing Simply has talked me into linking my vignette on the dresser to Table Top Tuesday at a Stroll Thru Life!
Mustard Seed Creations for Furniture Feature Friday!
Have a great day!Bonnie