I told you yesterday that I was working on another painted furniture project and I'm really excited to share the "after" with you today! The moment I saw this lowboy dresser on craigslist I knew it would be beautiful!! Of course it needed a little TLC but it had great bones and a lot of hidden potential! I offered $30 and the seller said yes! So, here it is "before". I actually got sidetracked when I started this project and completely forgot to do my own before photos so I had to go borrow the one from the craigslist ad.
And here is the "after"....TaDa!! How adorable is this piece?! I removed the empty mirror frame for now and I do have some cool ideas and future plans to add it back but for now it makes a great storage piece for shoes and toys in the living room. Oliver quickly made himself comfortable. He tends to take over anything new in the house. He thinks he owns the place :)
I just love this two-tone combination! I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg for the drawers and Old White for the body of the dresser. I did 3 paint coats on this dresser and then some all over distressing just because I like it that way! My dad came over this past weekend and saw the empire dresser I recently shared here and the first thing he said was "Is it supposed to look all scratched up? Did you mean to do that?" LOL! "yes dad, I meant to do that!" Ha ha!!
Here's a view from above! This little detailing along the edges and down the sides is what made me fall in love with this piece when I found it!! It distresses so nicely and really gives it a character all it's own.
Sorry for the kitty photo bombs, lol! He clearly had no intention of getting out of my way while I took these photos! "Go ahead...Just try to move me from this spot!"
I decided against painting over or replacing the original hardware on this piece. I actually love them even though they are brass. They have such a great shape and patina that is so unique! I just couldn't part with them or cover them up. They were meant to stay with this dresser. So, what do you think? Not bad for $30, huh?!
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