So sorry about the dismal photo, but it’s been raining here all week, and I just can’t seem get a decent photo of this piece! I should have taken photos last weekend when we were having a sunny winter heat wave and temps were nearly 80 degrees.
I started with this super long (78 inches!), super heavy, monster from the 1960’s. I bought her for a song from a nice older couple who were downsizing, but had lovingly cared for their furniture all these years. This piece was really well built, sturdy and perfect for replacing my too-small bedroom dresser.
She had dovetail joined drawers and super heavy, nice brass hardware. And lots and lots of storage space!!
I used Sherwin Williams “Creamy” color-matched in Behr satin paint with primer. Then I distressed, glazed and finished it off.
I used so many of the guidelines Mandie presents in her Altar’d Guide to Painting Furniture. I highly recommend it if you’re thinking of redoing some furniture.
I did WAY more distressing than I usually do. I just kind of got going and got carried away. Then I stepped back and gasped. My husband (who doesn’t even feel comfortable painting wood furniture) nearly had a heart attack. He likes how it all came together though, and I think the end product is really pretty.
I painted the brass hardware with an Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
Have you ever bought and revamped a Craigslist piece?