Monday, November 15, 2010

Distressed Dresser

When my husband and I got married, we inherited some of his childhood furniture.  This dresser was old.  I mean peeling wood, broken drawers, dull stain and varnish kind-of-OLD! It's been sitting in the garage because I have procrastinated facing this Ugly.
It has horrendous hardware that somehow suggested an obsession of a Texas sports team....which The Hubs isn't even a fan!

 I sanded the entire dresser with a pretty rough grade.  After I re-sanded with a finer grade just to smooth it out.
 I used a Gripper primer.  This primer can go on pre-stained or painted woods without the need of sanding.  I chose to sand the dresser just in case!
 I chose "Garden Sage" from Sherwin-Williams as my paint color.  As shown here, it's in my empty, but finished basement.  I'm going to put it in the guest room where the walls are a buttery/golden yellow.
I spackled the holes where the old hardware had been before.  I sanded down the spackle and then painted the drawers. 
The hardware is from Home Depot.  Easy as pie.

I chose not to use a brown glaze to antique it at the last minute.  I decided I liked the clean green look.  Funny, because I really wanted to antique this "distressed dresser" due to some very inspirational dresser photos.  (To be shared later...)  Hopefully, I made the right decision!


annechovie said...

What an amazing re-hab, Lila! Great work. xx

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

nice job! what a nice smooth finish.


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