Knobs: Hobby Lobby | Frames: Bed, Bath and Beyond | Clock: Pottery Barn (affiliate link at no additional cost to you)
Sometimes its a major bummer when a tenant moves out and leaves their furniture… and sometimes its a real blessing when they don’t see a diamond in the rough. I initially wanted to keep this dresser for Drew’s room but once AJ brought it home I realized it wasn’t in as great shape as I remembered.
…but the detailing was fantastic, the drawers worked well and it was a great size!
That’s a pretty sweet duct tape drawer liner, isn’t it? 🙂
After a little (a lot) of TLC I came up with this using a stain over paint technique. Let’s start at the beginning: I loved the color Bliss that Country Chic Paint sent me but didn’t want it to turn out like this popular makeover that I did a couple of years ago… I wanted to take a risk and try out something new.
But first I needed to fill a few holes with my trusty Elmer’s Wood Filler, it’s quick drying and works beautifully.
Country Chic Paints gave me this fabulous antiquing wax that I used and loved here and here… but it wasn’t as dramatic as I was hoping to go with this piece. Once the stain dried I got pretty nervous because the stain was ridiculously dark and created a greenish brownish color instead of teal-ish…
… so I decided to sand the drawer and see if I liked it better. I did… so I did this to the entire piece with Mixwax’s Jacobean:
Here is the finished product!
I got the knobs at Hobby Lobby and made sure to hit their 50% off sale for the large knobs.
The smaller knobs are from Home Depot.
I love the detail work here, I just applied stain over this whole area and did an incredibly light sanding. I found in certain places that had a lot of texture, like this, that if I did too much sanding that I would lose the color that lay below the stain.
There you have it… one of my favorite makeovers I’ve ever done!
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