Last weekend, I found an old dresser that I fell in love with. The whole story is here.
I was so excited to snag such a great piece of furniture (and for only $30) and I wanted to give it a great makeover. I have "pinned" many dresser ideas on Pinterest and I had many visions of what this piece could look like. I thought about painting the body and staining the top-
This is a beautiful example from Prezidential Life. But after looking the piece over carefully, I realized there was just too much damage. The wear and tear would make it nearly impossible to stain any of it. So then I thought about painting the body and silver leafing the top -
I "pinned" this from The Design Pages. I love the look! But then I saw this -
This beautiful dresser was posted on Centsational Girl. Stunning. It's a very soft gray-blue. And I realized that this look would be perfect for my new dresser. So I started to do some repairs -
I filled in the dings with wood putty and sanded everything down. I also glued and clamped a piece of veneer that had come loose. It took a little time but the prep is so important. Then I applied one coat of Kilz oil-based primer -
Then it was ready for some paint. I decided on Olympic Winter's Day. It a subtle light gray. Here's the first coat -
I can't wait to get the second coat on today. And then I need to find hardware - this dresser only had two handles when I found it. But it will be gorgeous when it's finished!