I am back with another makeover for the bedroom. I had talked about adding stencil to this dresser, but nixed the plan because it would have been too much activity for such a small room. Instead I came up with this idea to make the dresser sparkle with age.
Below is what the dresser looked like before.
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This was a fairly easy makeover. The dresser was originally my husband's and when we got married I painted it white. Of course back then I used some oil based paint - you know the kind that drips all over the place.
I tried sanding it down a bit to see if I could bring the top back to it's natural wood state but it proved tougher than my sander. Like I mentioned in this post, I decided to embrace my inner farmhouse self and just went with it.
Believe it or not this look has really grown on me. The worn top really reflects the history of this old thing. And I think I owe it some respect.
So when it came time to do something with this dresser I felt a few tweaks were all it needed. In this case, I added these beautiful glass knobs with a nickel base, that D. Lawless and Co. were generous enough to provide me with.
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They add just the right amount of sparkle without taking away from the beauty of the age. It is definitely vintage if not older.
I just sanded a few spots to give it a bit more of a worn look. This key hole had been hiding under the paint this whole time. What a nice surprise!
And that is my dresser non-makeover. Simple and oh so easy with just the right amount of bling!
Some things are better left alone...for the most part!
I also added this glass cup and now use it to hang up my dangling earrings. Another super easy idea!
You can see all the projects I've done so far by looking at the bottom of this post.
With this dresser done and the two Mid Century pieces finished I am almost finished with this room. Just a few odds and ends left to take care of.
I hope you enjoyed this easy makeover. You see you don't always have to go overboard to get your vintage dresser to sparkle with age. Just a few tweaks and the job is done!
Make sure you head on over to D. Lawless to see their massive selection of knobs and hooks.
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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