Friday, March 27, 2015

Gray Dresser

  Hi All! Hope your all doing great! I have another exciting project I wanted to share (well exciting for me anyway!) Because I have a new dresser!! YAY!! We've lived here almost 3 months now & Im finally getting a dresser! I sold our old set right before we moved here, so we were using part of the entertainment center...

It served its purpose, but I wasnt in love with it. We really didnt need that much dresser space because we have separate closets & actually my husband keeps all his things in these bins...

 But, I found this dresser on Craigslist (actually 2 of them! which Ill save the other for another day, Its a tall one) This lady said her mom had these dressers for 45 years- I love the hardware & the legs!
 I actually thought about putting it in the dining room- Im looking for a buffet type thing to go in there, but I decided that could wait, so bedroom dresser it is!

 First I just painted it black..Our nightstands & headboard are black, so of course go with black right?!? Oh you know me... Cant be satisfied with something simple & I decided I dont think I want black, I was using a flat black paint & I think I just wanted a little more shine. Instead of just waiting to put on a topcoat (there's that patience thing again) I then decided "what would happen if I rubbed stain (espresso colored) over the black?" I did that-now I had an espresso colored dresser, I had shine, but not the color I was looking for-I was thinking in my mind to go with more of a gray/charcoal. I then put on a quick coat of French Linen (ASCP)

Love those legs! 
Then to deepen it up a bit I put a coat of Ebony Minwax stain...
  The one on the left is stained, the one on the right- without...
 Now we're getting somewhere! See in my mind I was like Oh my gosh just get this thing done! But if I wouldn't have put on the black, brown, & linen color, I wouldnt have been able to see all the great colors coming through!

 I am absolutely in LOVE with it! I am so proud of this, this is by far the best project I think I've ever done!
 I haven't done anything with the hardware yet either, I kinda like it the way it is, it may need a little something though..what do y'all think?? Maybe a little wax!
 I dont even want to set anything on it its so pretty :)

I also think Ill put some hinges on the top drawer to hide the TV box thing (hubby cant do without that!)
Before & After...
Thanks so much for looking... Kelly :) 

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  1. Ooh, love it, Kelly! Classic lines to your dresser and the black is perfect. Can't wait to see your next project.

  2. Thanks Patty! I appreciate you stopping by :)

  3. What a beauty t turned out to be. You did a fantastic job on it. Thanx for joining THT!

    1. Thank you Pamela! And thanks so much for stopping by ... I thought Id never get this one done :)