DIY Old Dresser Update

I know painted furniture isn't for everyone, and that's ok. I would no sooner bash your choice to leave a piece wood than I'd expect you to bash me for choosing differently - I just wasn't raised that way. Wood colored furniture isn't for me. I have a pretty dark house, due to the layout and window positioning, and big heavy wood pieces adds to the tomb-like atmosphere - so, I paint things and add my own personal touch!
I picked this piece up from my grandma when she downsized her house last summer. She'd picked it up at a yard sale months before, and had wanted to strip & refinish it, but no longer had space to keep it.
I had no idea how painful this process was going to be when I started painting these door fronts - luckily I'm patient, and spread the task out over several days.
I love the difference when I finally finished!
And loved it even more after I got them all reinstalled! Head on over to the blog to see the final makeover, and the surprise insides!
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  • Chrystine Dimitry Chrystine Dimitry on Dec 30, 2014
    Okay, you know what? I'm not usually a fan of painted wood (although I've been known to do it on occasion), but this turned out brilliantly. Well DONE!!

  • Fiona Dorse Fiona Dorse on Jan 03, 2015
    You have great taste so your piece looks elegant and fresh. Well done! I am sorry that you do not live in South Africa otherwise I would give you some of my pieces to do! :-) :-(