Dresser Do-Over

I bought this dresser for $15 on Craigslist a couple of months ago.  I bought it to use in our entry way, since I decided to use our entry table in our master bedroom. 



I forgot to take a true "before" picture.  This one is after sanding down the glossy black spray paint.  The dresser is made from real wood, & I'm pretty sure it's an antique.

There was nothing wrong with the dresser, but I didn't really care for the glossy finish or the big knobs.  I decided I would brighten it with paint & give it some extra bling.

{The Plan}

Here's how I transformed this Plain Jane dresser.  First, I primed the dresser & painted two coats of Olympic Misty Surf in a satin finish (from Lowes).  Next, I rubbed Minwax Early American stain all over it & then wiped it off, which toned down the paint color & gave it an antiqued look.  Then, I primed & painted the "wood ornaments" purchased at Home Depot.  I painted them Wal-Mart's Color Place Country White & again antiqued them with the stain.  Finally, I added new glass knobs from Hobby Lobby & had my husband add the ornaments to the drawers.  Here's the finished product:



{After...I really think this mirror either needs to be longer or lowered.  I plan on fixing that soon!}

Here's a side by side comparison:

Before                                                  After

I am so pleased with how it turned out!  I just can't wait to get the rest of the entry way painted & accessorized.  That's what I'm asking for for my birthday on Saturday!

Next week, I plan on finishing the morning room & the kids' outdoor play area.  I guess that means I'll be busy this weekend! 

Have a great weekend!


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