Back in February on an icy Saturday morning Big Daddy and I were out checking out a few estate sales when he spotted this dresser at the Hospice Thriftstore. Apparently, I just walked right by it.
Originally, I bought it to keep.
I thought I could paint it and use it as a sideboard in the eating area of our kitchen. So I kicked around paint colors for three months, at which point I had changed my mind and now I’m on the hunt for a small china cabinet or hutch.
In a effort to actually be able to walk through our garage (without inflicting serious bodily injury) I’ve been really trying to work through all of the pieces in that garage before I drag home any more.
Big Daddy ‘strongly suggested’ that it was a good idea.
The dresser in question today is a big one. And I honestly, didn’t realize how big it was, until I got it home. It was also in rougher shape than I thought. OK, it was one of those pieces that just blinds you. And the $50 price tag just added to my delirium.
Was it worth it?
During the time I was painting it?
I have got to stop dragging home mahogany. Give me some good pine or maple. Give me anything that won’t bleed through my chalk paint.
But I sure love it now!
I chose to paint this dresser white to give it even more of a Cottage feel. I usually don’t do Cottage. But given all the curly cue details and the hand painted roses, I thought it was fitting.
The top refinished beautifully!
These are the last of my peonies, I think. I wish their growing season was longer.
Remember those white hobnail lamps I found for $2 each?
I think they will end up in our bedroom.
I distressed this one quite a bit to bring out all of the carved details on the drawer fronts.
As well as the hand painted details.
I’m also crazy about the original hardware too .
I did clean them up a bit and gave them all a good coat of clear wax.
One more 🙂
Pretty sweet !
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