Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dresser Love

I found this dresser at Goodwill the other day. I was looking for some drawers to go in my closet, and thought this would work. It was a little too long for the space, so of course I had to transform it to sell it.

This was after I already stripped to the top with paint stripper...
I started to just sand, but the gloss finish was so hard, it would not budge under my little palm sander.
The paint stripper did the job perfectly...quick and easy!
 The top  is my favorite part of this piece. So rich and warm.
I stained it with Mahogany stain after sanding with very fine sandpaper.
Right at the end I rubbed with some MinWax Wax.
 The body and drawers were primed with Zinzer 123 primer, and then painted with some Oops paint from Lowes I had. A sort of a off-white/greyish color.
 The hardest work of the whole project was the sanding/distressing after. Did not distress too much, but enough to give it a lived in look. 

After buying different handles at Habitat Restore and spraying it with ORB, I decided to go with the original hardware, as is. I just liked the look more. It added to the warm tone of the rest of the piece.

 O, and I wiped some glaze tinted with dark stain on, and wiped off to give it an older look.
 It looked a little too dirty, so I dry brushed some white over again.

 Sorry about the overload of pictures, but I am so in love with this piece..
 It is going to the new consignment store in my neighborhood,
L.E.A. Consignment . You have got to check it out if you live anywhere near Phoenix. It is a wonderful store with beautiful things..
Hu Uhm...they do sell my stuff, after all...   :-)

Hope you like this as much as I do!
What do you think?


..and the other parties listed on my parties page..


  1. I think it looks great. Should sell quickly.

  2. wow, what a transformation,, looks great!

  3. I love love love this dresser. You finished her to perfection. Great transformation, soooo much better after!

  4. This is so great! I have a piece like this at home and I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I think this might be it!
    I'm a follower of your blog now - thanks for all the great ideas!

  5. It looks lovely and you did a great job! Good luck with the sell!

  6. Oh, so pretty! Love the combination of wood and paint, as always!

  7. I love it too! Really like the stained top!

  8. way, way, way better. Nice job!!

  9. It turned out fabulous. I love the white with the stained top, always my favorite combination. I have to go check out this shop, it sounds wonderful. Hugs, Marty

  10. I am really really liking this stained top, painted body look. I like the chippy look you have given this too. Wonderfully done. Thanks so much for linking it to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  11. The items that Suzanne has brought into our shop generate so much interest we have them in the front of the store! Great job Suzanne - you are excellent at what you do...maybe a HGTV show in your future?...

  12. this looks soooo good! love the stained top!


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