Hello friends! It has been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been on a blog break for about three months. Been hanging with my family and friends and enjoying some time doing “nothing”. I am happy to be back and to show you this beautiful dresser makeover.
This is a dramatic dresser makeover! This thing started out a very peachy peach colour. It was horrible but I could see the potential there. The cute little curves on this dresser spoke to me and I knew I could do something with it.
Aren’t those cute little curves at the bottom? Just too sweet to leave behind and the price was right so I had to take it home with me and I’m so happy that I did.
I wanted to distress it so I had to paint it brown because I wasn’t sure how it the top colour would react once painted. So it went from peach, to brown to green. I started stripping it and it was just too hard to get all the layers of paint off of it. I counted at least 3 with one being a sticky black tar like layer. Yeah, that was fun!
Here it is painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Lucketts Green and distressed a little then sealed with Hemp Oil. I love the way it turned out and it’s been sitting in my dining room ever since.
There is a story to this dresser too. It was manufactured here in New Brunswick (in Saint John) and the date and manufacturer are stamped on the drawers. Don’t you love that? I love knowing the story behind the pieces of furniture that I work on. It makes me feel better for some reason knowing part of where it came from or where it’s been. Do you feel that way too when you buy something second-hand or previously owned?