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Redo An Old Wooden Dresser to A Snow White Beauty

19 November 2010

Redo An Old Wooden Dresser 
to A Snow White Beauty

Well, I have to say that it has been very rewarding starting a blog. I love to share ideas but most of all, I have enjoyed getting inspired.

Here is one of my latest finds and makeovers. I found this bow front antique dresser on Craigslist. It was horrid, to say the least. If my friend, Jen, were on here... she would testify to that.

Just a bit of trivia... This is called a cheval mirror- a mirror mounted to swing in a frame. I didn't know what to call it, myself, until I had to find hardware to install it. I asked for mounting bracketts for a cheval mirror @ Ace. The guy working there gave me a double take and then we both laughed. I told him I did some research and that's what they call it. That will teach me not to do my homework, haha! Long story long... we found something that worked.
Anyways, it took a lot of sanding and I mean a lot. I chose, Country White (a.k.a.  cream), in a semi-gloss. Most of the time I use Valspar paint from Lowe's but this paint came from the huge Superstore, you know the one. It's not bad paint but it did take an extra coat. I guess there is something to be said for the old adage, "you get what you pay for". You can get great deals on quality paint by looking in the mistint section. I've found some of my favorite colors that way.

I added period glass knobs to the top 2 drawers (it was missing the hardware) and I painted the handles black. You can find glass knobs @ Hobby Lobby or Lowe's.

I am actually keeping this one. Yeah :)

Hope I gave you some ideas on taking an, otherwise, ugly dresser and making it new again!


Jennifer Beard November 19, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

I just found your blog. I'm loving what I'm seeing so far! I'm going to attempt to redo a buffet & china hutch set with a light blue. I'm excited!

Judy November 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Gorgeous job. I love the color and those glass knobs. Thanks for sharing. You're always an inspiration.

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