Monday, July 11, 2011

A little before and after LOVE:

A while back I bought a dresser on my trip to Virginia.  I could see in it something more than it was, sitting there, outside of the barn, where it was for sale...

BEFORE:


AFTER:


After fully sanding it down (with my new power sander!), filling in the hardware holes, priming it with an all purpose primer, and two coats of a Benjamin Moore semi-gloss shade of blue, I was satisfied.  


But I wasn't fully happy until I came upon these Anthropologie knobs.  When I saw them, I knew the dresser would finally look finished!


In the most perfect shade of yellow.  Sigh.  

It was a most satisfying furniture make over.  It was however, more work than I imagined it out to be.  These projects always are.  Will I do it again?  

How could I not?!

7 comments:

k. davis said...

LOVE how it turned out dear friend... High Five!

Liz said...

Oh my. It's absolutely stunning. The yellow knobs are perfect, and the color choice is brilliant. Well done!

And, thank you for providing me with reading material at 3:50 a.m. Now back to Downton Abbey!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The knobs totally make it - it looks fantastic!

Annee said...

Thanks for the feedback ladies!

Sarah said...

This turned out so great. I like how you repositioned the knobs on the top drawers. Awesome colors!

Cassie said...

I am so in love with this dresser it is kind of driving me crazy! I've been on the hunt for a wavy fronted dresser just like this for years! I love the blue, I love the knobs, I love the key holes! How did you keep them from getting too full of paint? Great project.

Annee said...

Cassie. You are too kind. I'll admit it was the curved lines along the front that I was drawn to as well. Interestingly the paint filling in the key holes wasn't an issue at all. I was kind of worried about it, but using a brush, there wasn't ever so much paint on my brush that it dripped in there or anything. I hope you'll find a bowed front dresser of your very own too :-)

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