Last Summer my husband cleared out a storage unit of his Fathers and he told me I could go through and pick stuff I wanted to keep, if anything. I had been dying to get my hands on a piece of furniture I could rehab! A dresser caught my eye… This dresser has been a part of my husbands family for many years, so I was thrilled to “bring it back to life”! I knew it would be perfect to rehab and add to Isabellas’ room! It was in pretty rough shape, so I started by sanding some of the rough scrapes and bumps and filling large grooves with wood filler.
You can view my guest post where I first shared this project on The Golden Sycamore!
I had went back and forth on whether I should use primer or not, but I decided to use it since the dresser was so dark. I removed all of the hardware and added a coat of white primer. I wanted to keep the piece a light color, so the paint color I chose was Valspar Swiss Coffee and applied a few coats. This was a project I was working on while the little one was napping so it had a good two days of drying. I grabbed a mid-grain sandpaper and begin roughing it up! I adore the shabby chic look of furniture and that was the look I was going for!
To seal and bring out the roughed edges I created, I used Miss Mustard Seeds furniture wax. I applied it with a clean cloth and buffed off. To add a little character, I lined the dresser drawers with an adorable metallic silver and white chevron wrapping paper. It was ultra thick and durable, and I taped it into place.
I attempted to paint the original hardware, but I wasn’t happy with the look. I previously had picked up two cut-glass knobs from Hobby Lobby for the top small drawers. For the remaining drawers I opted for a cup-pull knob I previously had a bunch of. I coated them with a couple coats of light pink spray paint and used a matte clear coat for protection.
One of my favorite parts of this dresser is the legs! They’re beautiful 🙂
I’m really happy with the end result! It’s the perfect addition to Isabellas’ room! It’s not perfect and I didn’t expect it to be 🙂 I can’t wait to transform another piece of furniture and share it with you all!!
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