Anyway, to the redo: I was doing some late night craigslist "free" section browsing a couple weeks ago and found an adorable solid wood dresser whose curves would be brought out beautifully with a little white paint and some distressing. It was posted at 10:35 PM and by the time my roommate and I drove out there an hour later (in our pajamas no less) it was already gone! Apparently I am not the only craigslist vulture in Seattle. Weird. So we were driving back home, disappointed, when I saw another dresser on the side of the road. I yelled "stop the car!" and we got out and looked at it. It was dated to be sure, but it was in really fantastic condition, with a slightly matte finish (perfect for minimal sanding), easy sliding drawers, and unique hardware. And it was on casters, which made it so much easier to move around!
Regrettably, I forgot to take a before picture, so this is what it looked like after priming:
|Ignore the horrendous photography. My seven-year-old point-and-shoot is clearly on "der fritz"|
|Note to self: don't take pictures on a plaid background anymore. Even if it just a tea towel.|
Anyway, so I painted it a creamy off-white and gave it a light glaze and a wax. Then I sprayed the hardware with Oil-Rubbed Bronze and now it looks like this:
|Here it is sort of staged in my room. The little pictures are old painted postcards of Paris, and they're hung for my previous dresser which was significantly shorter|
|The top doesn't look this shiny in real life. I don't know why it's doing that, but I like it!|
|The hardware's nifty, isn't it?|
|I am keeping rings and stuff in the vintage candy dishes now, but I have an idea for them that I'll share when I get around to doing it.|
Oh yeah, I didn't distress it, which felt a little weird, but it has such clean lines that I didn't think it would go as well, so I used my new bff Antiquing Glaze instead to bring out the details.
So here we have it side by side:
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