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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9 thoughts on “Dresser Makeover”

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

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

  3. Gloria says:

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


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

  6. 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!!!

  7. Janis@Home Style says:

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

  8. Pamma says:

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

  9. Stacy says:

    What is the brand of stain you used?

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