Well hello there! I’m back with another dresser makeover (did this one a couple of weeks ago) and another one in progress. In fact I am thinking about selling my “original” blue dresser…This new one that I’m working on is my new favorite and I only have so much room in this little blue house, so it may be up for sale at some point.
It’s been a crazy busy summer filled with tons of painting and time well spent with family and friends. This time next week, I’ll be back in my classroom planning for another school year. It always amazes me how fast the summer goes by but I really cannot complain. I love summer, but I also love routine so I welcome going back to school every year for that reason. I also love Fall (isn’t it the best season?) so I’m actually looking forward to that crisp morning air and the leaves changing and lighting the wood stove.
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine (thanks Jan!) alerted me to this mid century dresser that was for sale online. At first glance, it was not a pretty sight at all. I knew that I could change it up and make it a little prettier than it’s current state. It was in good shape and the drawers worked well, so it wasn’t hard to transform. I chose Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint (big shocker) in Ironstone for the body and Eulalie’s for the drawers. It worked out beautifully as I had just enough paint in both colors to finish up this dresser.
The only problem I had was the handle issue. If you look closely at the before pics you can see that the handles were offset and so u-g-l-y! So I decided to fill in the hole on the bottom part of each dresser and to drill another. I wasn’t sure that I would find pulls that would fit into my newly drilled hole so I improvised and used some sisal rope that I had on hand. I love the way it turned out and so did the new owner! Thanks Wanda! This is the third dresser she purchases from me!! You rock!