Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A Diamond In The Ruff: A Dresser Makeover

I'm going to be completely honest with you, when I makeover a piece of furniture I like for things to go my way. 

Well this one had a mind of its own!! And we fought...for a week. It was close to tears... and a fire...but then I won! 

Here she is before:
 A horrible paint job! 
 Whoever painted it decided to use a high gloss shell-like paint, then years of use had found it layered with stickers and tape. They even used that same white to paint the massive knobs. 
It was a mess. 

I had this great idea; strip and sand the drawers and stain the beautiful wood with dark stain. 
Well remember I told you it had a mind of its own? First I stripped off a metallic blue paint, then a light blue paint and THEN paper!!! All that white you see here is paper. Ugh, why? Ill never understand. 
 I stripped and sanded and stripped and sanded and sanded again and sanded some more and used nail polish remover and...no go! They used a crazy industrial type glue to stick that paper down and it was not coming off no matter what I tried! That little edge took me hours! 

So I gave up and said "Ill show you whose boss! 
You cant fight with paint! Ha take that!" 

And then she was painted! 
Boy do I ever love the feeling of victory, even if I was fighting with a dresser. 

I really enjoyed doing the hand painted Eiffel Tower, I think it adds so much more charm to the little darling! Yes I call her darling...were friends now. 

I hope you like the transformation! 
Remember, never give up. You may have to change your design idea but you can still find beauty in the oddest circumstances. 

Until next time

Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style
Embracing Change
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home


  1. Not like, LOVE! The bold graphic with the colors you chose and the distressing all work to make this a beautiful transformation. Pinning!

  2. Love, Love, Love it! Great job!

  3. Thank you ladies I appreciate your love for this piece!

  4. What a transformation! Love the color and graphic...wonderful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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