Finished Dresser!

I told you back in this post that I was working on another dresser project using Annie Sloan chalk paint in her red color called Emperor's Silk. It's finished! Here are the before shots.

The dresser had pretty good bones but had lived through some heavy use. There was a great mirror on it too. I took the whole thing about apart and gave it a good cleaning. Then I got to work with the red paint. I put on one coat and was going to put on the second coat the next day. However, the more I looked at it, I really liked it with just one coat. I felt the second layer of paint would make it look too perfect and pretty. I was going for more of a worn in look, like it had been painted years ago. So, I left the one coat and did the waxing and sanding as usual. (nice shoes in the mirror, ha!)
Here is the finished product! I really love how is looks in my entry way.
Those drawer handles are the reason I bought this off Craigslist in the first place. To say I adore them is an understatement!
Sooooo pretty! Carved wood, yum!
The mirror isn't too shabby either.
These little drawers on the top are really sweet but were missing pulls. I thought it might be hard to find ones to cover the HUGE holes.
But, Home Depot to the rescue. I brought one of the drawers with me to make sure the back of the knob would cover the holes.
Hubby was with me and ran around and found washers to put behind the holes to the knob would stay in place. Knobs were about $4/piece and washers were 14 cents. Score!
I'm so happy with my new dresser! Hazaaah! Teresa

15 comments:

sweetpea said...

LOVE it!

April said...

Ooooooo! It's beautiful!

MissesStitches said...

Great job, Teresa! This looks beautiful. Sounds like A Lot of work. . .

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Sharron and April! :)

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Not too bad Jan, esp with only one coat. It's worth it! :)

Tami C said...

It really turned out nice. Those really were some big holes you had to cover on the drawers. Love the nobs that you found!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Tami!

J.K. Sasse said...

I just finished two pieces with annie sloan - no wonder we are related!!!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Oh Jennifer, I want to see what you painted!

Lori said...

this is wonderful, I really like the worn look you created

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Lori, you are always so sweet!

Judy said...

Nice work!! What a neat find with those carved handles. I like how you finished it and the knob find at HD fits right in.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Judy. It only took me a few minutes to find the knob, I was surprised at how easy it was!

Sonja Paradzik said...

Oh, I'm crazy about Annie Sloan paint! Love the piece you refinished. My house is all upcycled furniture too. Hate buying new furniture, as the quality just isn't the same as with older stuff.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Aw, thank you for all your kind words Sonja, it helps to start with beautiful old furniture!