Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dresser Redo

I've just about wrapped up our oldest son's room redo but before I blog about it, I wanted to blog about a few pieces that I worked on for the room.  The first thing was the upholstered headboard that I put together last week.  Next up is this dresser that was included in a truckload of things hubby bought at an auction.


It was a solid wood piece and in great condition, just needed a paint job and new hardware.  What I had in mind for the dresser was a very distressed, green, hand rubbed aged look.  So the first thing I did was paint it the same color that I painted our french door in the kitchen, which is called Spanish Green by Valspar.

After it dried completely, I distressed it by sanding off a lot of the paint.  Then I rubbed on some dark walnut stain and rubbed it off.  Then rubbed on some grayish blue paint that I had but not sure of the name of, and then also rubbed that off.  I wanted several colors going on, if that makes any sense.

The dresser also needed a hardware update but I didn't want to spend any money, so, I rummaged through our boxes of drawer pulls at our shop and found 3 sets that were very similar.  They didn't match completely but were the exact same shape in diameter so I grabbed them and took them home to spray paint them an oil rubbed bronze.

 
I attached them to the drawers, put the whole thing back together and this is what it looks like...


I am crazy about it!  I don't think it could have turned out better than what I envisioned. 


And I'm loving the three different sets of drawer pulls.


Here's a closeup of the different colors and stains I used to distress the dresser.


I've got a couple more pieces to share with you before I blog about the entire room so stay tuned!

Have a great day!!

Diana

15 comments:

  1. What a perfect color for your son! It is so vintagy looking...if that is a word. I am excited to see the whole room. What a blessed son to have you as his momma! May you have a most delightful week. Love to you, sweet bloggy friend! xo

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  2. It looks great and the layers of paint look perfectly aged. With the awesome headboard his room is going to be awesome.

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  3. looks wonderful!!! Great work:-)

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  4. Are you for hire!!! I love thise and thank you so much for sharing the details - helps as a reference when I get around to refinishing my stuff.
    Jodi

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  6. when I saw this picture I couldn't believe my eyes. Its the same dresser I have that use to be my parents 40 some years ago. Mine too needs a revamping and haven't figured out what to do with it yet, but love what you did with yours.

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  7. Amazing! LOVE the color...and the knobs! I love it when it all comes together with old hardware I have laying around. I'm always so proud of myself for making it work! Lol!

    Mary

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  8. Gorgeous redo! Love the paint & distressing technique, I might have to try it!

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  9. Fabulous!!! You have given me inspiration to try something like that with a family dresser I have inherited!!! Thank you fir sharing! Excited to see what else you've done for his room!!!

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  10. That dresser looks amazing! LOVE the hardware too!
    xx
    Anne

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  11. Diana, this dresser is masterfully made over! I love how it really looks old and not just painted that way! Beautiful color!

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  12. That dresser turned out DYNAMITE!! Your son is a very lucky young man. Love the green and the mix n match pulls :)

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  13. Hey, there! I love what you did with the dresser!!! By the way, I started with your post showing your son's room almost in total - it looks terrific, and I think my son [if he still lived at home] would enjoy a room like that.

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