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!