May 20, 2012

Waterfall dresser redo

Hey y'all! I hope everyone's Sunday has gone great. Mine has! I've been SUPER DUPER productive... with getting our house on base here in Minot ready for inspection and ready for us to move! SUPER BUSY with painting a few rooms back to white which let me tell you, I actually like BETTER than the colors I had originally painted. Leave it to me.

Ok! So... I found this dresser about a month or so ago and KNEW it was old the minute I saw it. It's a waterfall dresser! This particular one was marked on that it was made in the 1930's! How cool is that? It has tons of character...and wasn't perfect before hand but I think now, he would be ADORABLE for a babies room or even a neutral bedroom?

I choose probably the most pale yellow that I could find that I also used on my last desk redo here.

I opted to keep the originally knobs because I think it keeps with the dressers character. I didn't want to do a bold color because I felt like it would impower the lines of this piece.

What do y'all think? Here's a BEFORE and then the AFTER's :)

This dresser is for sale in my shop, here.

This is the only before picture that I took. This was after some sanding of the piece because it was in pretty rough shape...with lots of scratches, etc. that needed to be smooted out.

And here's the AFTER. Isn't she lovely? I just think she's a breathe of fresh air and would look so adorable in a nursery for some reason.

Let me know what you think of my latest repurposed piece. I love her and I think she'd look great in anyone's home! 35 days until we leave good ole' Minot, North Dakota and start our new journey to Florida.... :)


  1. Ally, i L.O.V.E this dresser!! Keep up the good work, and have fun in the warm weather down south! ;) (Maybe send some this way haha)

  2. wow, it's gorgeous! I love the distressing! What do you use to distress your pieces? Cheers!

  3. Thank you! I usually distress by hand with a medium grit sanding block. Sometimes I use an electric sander for larger pieces and sometimes just a good ole' fashion piece of sand paper. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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