Dresser Makeover

So that little dresser that I scored at Round Top got a little makeover.  My inspiration piece was this chest from Wisteria

Here’s the before:

I 1st applied a chemical stripper, then sanded it with my orbital sander, then applied two coats of deck stain in Driftwood Gray.

I loving the rustic quality the stain gives it.  I soaked the hardware in some ammonia for several hours to clean it up.  I didnt want to completely clean the hardware up because I felt the slightly tarnished looked added to the age of the piece.  Now I really feel this piece tells a story.

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17 thoughts on “Dresser Makeover”

  1. oh it’s beautiful! i love the new look! It’s totally anew!

  2. That is bee-u-tee-ful! I didn’t know you could buy stain in a grey color!? You did an amazing job! Stop on over any time to my blog- paintedparlor.blogspot.com if you’d like :)


  3. Is that your entryway? It’s gorgeous! I so need to do something with mine!

  4. Love it Amanda! Looks perfect in there!

  5. Amanda it’s stunning. It looks great there. Looking forward to seeing more of your reinventions.

  6. lovely post ; )


  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m green with envy!!

  8. that really could not have turned out any better… it’s awesome! i love the finish, hardware, everything about it. great job!

  9. Gloria says:

    So Pretty!! I think my heart stopped when I saw those twisted legs! GORGEOUS!


  11. It turned out even better than your inspiration. Gorgeous!

  12. kathie says:

    This piece is gorgeous!!! I love how it turned out & I really love the deck stain idea. I’d never thought to use deck stain, but it opens up a whole world of color. I like your piece even better than your wisteria inspiration :)

    Great job!!!

  13. Janis@Home Style says:

    This is so beautiful, so glad to have found your blog (via Vintage Vine).

  14. Pamma says:

    I just love that stain. So pretty! Great job and transformation.

  15. Stacy says:

    What is the brand of stain you used?

    1. Amanda says:

      Hi Stacey I used a wood & deck stain from Home Depot-I think the color was called driftwood gray.

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