So yesterday, I left you with A Way to Avoid Sanding and the BEFORE of this dresser with mirror. Today I’m excited to show you the restyled AFTER!
To keep the integrity of this antique looking piece, I decided to paint it with an old fashion muted blue and showcase some of the original stain. It turned out exactly as I envisioned – and believe me, this isn’t always the case lately! lol
This small dresser+mirror has been painted with Fusion Homestead Blue.
The original stain has been left intact except on the dresser top and the mirror applique.
The top wasn’t in the best condition and needed a good sanding. After, I applied a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Gel Stains. Java and Colonial Maple were used to recreate the original stain color of this piece.
Pretty good match right? Can you tell the difference?
I think it turned out amazing. I’m being more adventurous with stains so this project built up my confidence – I won’t hesitate to ‘play’ with stains to get a desired effect or color!
Although the keys are M.I.A, I love that this piece has original stained keyholes. It’s a small detail that adds character and looks sweet against the dark paint!
I knew these knobs would be perfect for this piece. The color and pattern add the perfect touch to finish this dresser off nicely.
And just for smiles, I’ll leave you with a behind-the-scenes-shot of my new brick backdrop. Push pinned, duct taped and cut all crooked… thank goodness for photo editing!
My sister surprised me with this textured wallpaper – thanks Andrea… LOVE IT! The challenge – I don’t know how to hang it without “really hanging it”.
If any of you have ideas on how to make this backdrop portable, I’m all ears!!! 🙂
The Painted Drawer ~ French Country Cottage ~ Elizabeth & Co. ~ Stone Gable ~ Thirty Eight Street – Patina Paradise
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