It had great bones, but as you could tell it was not in the best of shape. But I loved the feet and I loved the curves of the piece. I hated the chipped gold and the color, I even hated the pulls, and it had definitely become a drawing board for a kid or two in its lifetime.
So while the hubs was away at a bachelor party this weekend I enlisted the help of my mom, to help give me some motivation to get it done...you would think the fact that the hubs and I were dresser-less would motivate me more..but sadly it did not. So my mom gave me a quick kick in the rear and said lets just get it done...and so we did...
We went to home depot and picked out a paint color, there is a bit of teal in our new duvet set so I thought it would be fun to go that route. We picked out Pacific Teal by Behr.
We got home and went to work. I worked on sanding down the dresser, while she took off the pulls and sanded down the drawers.
After the sanding was complete, we went ahead and primed the entire dresser and let it dry for a couple hours. In the meantime we did some shopping, took the pups to the park and on a walk and picked up some frozen yogurt and just had a fun girls day! After all that we came home around 5 pm and painted the first coat! Then I had collapsed before 7 pm, all that pollen in the air and sanding really got to me..so a benadryll was calling my name.
The next morning my mom came over bright and early and we painted the second coat. With the 2 of us painting it did not take more than 30 minutes it was awesome, so much easier than when I did the hutch myself, read about that here.
We went and bought some groceries and went into Ross where I found some cute, owl paintings to hang in our room..yes I have the owl craze, see. But the colors were just too perfect I couldn't pass them up.
After killing a few hours, we came home to dry paint. My mom is so smart, she talked to me into keeping the original pulls, and she was right! They are perfect for the piece. We did not have to do anything to them but just clean them up a bit. So we reassembled the dresser just in time for the hubs arrival to move that bad boy upstairs!
Here's a closer look at the piece, before and after!
Hard to believe these are the same pulls and there has not been anything done to change them?!
I love the little claw foot on it, so pretty!!
Thanks for reading! :)