The molding is fabulous all around the drawers and at the top and the bottom of the piece. The hardware though… that was another story. It all needed to come off and then the whole dresser needed a good spring cleaning.
I initially wanted to try and pry off the scrolls because frou-frou isn’t really my style but I then realized they weren’t appliques… they were carved right into the wood. But painting them helped me not see them as too busy…
The scroll work doesn’t even bother me anymore… Well, it definitely did bother me when I was trying to paint it… it took forever. Thank goodness Modern Family was on. 🙂
Here is the finished product!
This dresser took only two coats of Country Chic Paint in Elegance. Two coats! No primer! I’m spoiled with how each makeovers are now…
Thus far I’ve opted for no knobs because I haven’t found anything I want. I’m leaning towards just a tiny lip at the top of each drawer that is big enough to just pull open the drawer but so that it’s barely visible. What would you do?
A friend of ours gave us this rug a while back and I’d just had it sitting under the desk on the other side of the room while trying to figure out what to do in here…
It’s funny, as I put up these photos I’m realizing that the room didn’t photograph as well as I see it in real life… it’s such a transformation in real life from all of this beige (below).
I love how the blue piece works with the new rug. The curtains have always been debatable in my mind so we’ll see if they stay after we replace the walls / windows. If you are new to Migonis Home we moved into a fixer upper and all the walls and windows need / needed to be replaced (you can see our complete house tour here).
I love this set up because it doesn’t have our couch right in front of the TV. It really makes a set conversation area and I love that! And because I love a good before and after here you go: