Here is the before picture:
My mom gave me this little dresser. It was her mom's. She said it was in their bathroom growing up. For the longest time it was this lovely (ahem) sixties green. Then my dad stripped it and stained it a mahogany color.
Here's a picture of some of the green paint left on the inside of the drawers.
And a pic of some nasty old cobwebs! I can't believe they have been there for gosh knows how long!! Eww!! I'm so appalled with myself.
Are you ready to see what I did with it? I'm so excited to show you guys but super nervous!! Here you go...
It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to do. And finally I just decided to start and see how it went. Another words...wing it!! I didn't want to buy new paint so I picked a color from some samples I had left over from when I repainted the living room. The color is called Silver Leaf in satin by Valspar. I sanded the finish off the top and lightly sanded the rest of the dresser because I wanted to have the dark show through when I distressed it.
I had originally thought I would stain the top but instead I like the contrast of the different woods so I just rubbed on some clear paste wax. I kept the knobs although I may change them, thoughts?
I had so much fun doing this...like I want to do it all the time. My unpainted furniture doesn't stand a chance!! Unless of course you guys tell me that I should keep my day job. Seriously...be honest, I can take it. :)
Partying over here...