We have a small dresser that once belonged to my Granny and Pop that sits between our two front windows. It is nothing special, just a small pine dresser, but I love it because it belonged to them. It houses our smaller board games, decks of cards and such. So, it is a great storage piece! I wasn't however loving the dark color I'd painted it years ago (it didn't turn out the color I had anticipated, but I was willing to live with it).
Here's a couple not so great pics of the before. (couldn't find a full length shot)
|a really bad side view!|
So, with the sunny weather we've been experiencing I decided to take it outdoors and give it the paint job it deserved. I ended up spraying the drawers with Rustoleum's white Laquer spray paint, but rolled the cabinet with our trim paint as the wind was giving me fits when I got to the cabinet part. I lucked out because the two colors are identical and you can't tell the difference. I then distressed the edges of the cabinet and the drawers with fine sandpaper to reveal a bit of the old paint.
Here's a shot of the drawers up close...
And, the dresser finished and with its' new accessories (white porcelain lamp with burlap shade-Target, iron tray-Southern Living at Home, framed picture-Brighton, candle, vase and reed diffuser-all Pottery Barn).
I love how it turned out!! I will be making some other changes to the room, and hope to reveal those soon. The sea shell mirror is something I made a few years ago. It is a store bought mirror that I hot glued shells that we have collected on our many vacations over the years. It was a great way to display them! However, I'd recommend wearing gloves...I had many a burnt fingers during that project!!!