Before and After Favorites

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dresser make-under

 This little dresser has lived lots of life. I love it so much! It's solid wood, it's sturdy, it's the perfect size for a little girls room. When I found it on Craigslist a year ago, I was thrilled! I painted it watermelon pink. When I put it in Emery's room, again it was just too perfect. The only problem, I'm never re-painting this dresser because I love the color so much. So I decided to rough it up. This is the before picture. I also went to my old friend Haleys house in Utah and she has a french provincial dresser in her daughters room that's also bright pink. She had antiqued it and glazed it and it looked amazing! Thanks for the inspiration Haley!
 Man, I wish the picture below did it justice. If you haven't noticed, I have zero photography skills. ZERO. I wish! It looks so much better. My son walked in halfway through the antiquing and said "MOM, What are you doing to Emery's dresser?? You're scratching it!" After I was done he said he loved it. Sweet boy.
 I feel like an antique piece like this should have a little bit of an antique look to it. Now I feel like it looks that way..

 I went to town on this poor dresser.
 I even antiqued the hardware.
This little picture frame is my favorite frame re-do. It has a chippiness that it did on its own. Why? Because I spray painted it when it was too cold outside. Random luck, but I LOVE it!

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