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Thursday, 27 September 2012

so much better... i hope

Well i have never stripped (furniture that is, you are not about to read an x-rated post) and sanded so much in my life! It would seem that who ever did this dresser before me finished it to last through the ages. And why not, with beauty like this you know you want the results to last... a life time.

yep that's a faux wood and crackle finish...

I have to say that pictures do not do this piece justice, it was WAY worse in person.  One thing that I will say though is that I did like the 2 tone effect, with the drawers being a little different than the body of the dresser. 

So in the end settled on this:

I wanted it to look a bit rustic and to have some wood grain peeking thorough the top and drawer fronts, so I painted them with milk paint in snow white and then wiped it back and then distressed it. The body of the dresser was done with homemade chalk paint and then distressed.

I picked up some cute owl knobs from anthropology for the top drawers. For the bottom I stripped the old wood knobs and painted them in the same chalk paint finish that I used on the body of the dresser.

I am so happy with this piece now, though my initial feeling was to have more wood grain showing through the milk paint.

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Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Much better!! So pretty.

Mrs Bishop said...

Love the owls! So cute!

Cynthia said...

Love what you did to the drawers... it's got me thinking about my next dresser redo. And those owl knobs are adorable!

Tammy said...

Very cute, the owls are a hoot :) sorry, I had to say that :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

suzyq said...

Great transformation!!! And your owls are just awesome :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

I love it!!! I have those knobs too and they are perfect w that!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So very cute, love the owls. You did a great transformation, and you should be proud. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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