Chairished Furnishings
Chairished Furnishings
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Dresser Makeover in Restoration Hardware Style


This is a small oak dresser I picked up for $25. Should be perfect for storing linens or (fill in bank here:_________________).
Solid Oak with worn finish and missing hardware
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Original Dresser - yuck! (I hate oak... haha)
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I lightly sanded all surfaces, cleaned and primed before applying two coats of Behr Chic Taupe
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Painted two coats of Behr Chic Taupe then dry brushed Dutch Boy Rudimentary Beige over that
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For the top, I painted two coats of Behr Whiskey Barrel and dry brushed with the same beige as below
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Closeup of drawer details
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I decided to patch over the existing hardware holes and switch to knobs. I set them in place to get a feel for visual placement. There's a good tip on Google that says drawers wider than 18-inches should have two knobs, each placed approximately 1/6 of the drawer width from each end.
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Finished Dresser
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Finished dresser front view :)
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Adding some accessories for final staging.
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Less angled view

Suggested materials:

  • Paint - Behr Chic Taupe  (Home Depot)
  • Paint - Dutch Boy Rudimentary Beige  (Fred Meyer)
  • Varathane Matte Finish  (Home Depot)
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3 comments
  • William
    on May 8, 2016

    Not the best quality Oak! The grain went all over the place. You brightened it up and gave it life! Great Job!

    • William
      on May 8, 2016

      @Chairished Furnishings Back in the day, people wanted to show off wealth and pronounced grain showed richness. Your look is great. You'll make some bucks :)

  • TwoPlusCute
    on May 8, 2016

    Looks great! The color is very appealing and changing the hardware enhanced the nice trim detail. You did a great job.

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