Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dresser Makeover~Antique to Contemporary

Here is another project I worked on over spring break.  Weather finally cooperated for me to get this thing out of the garage and give it a work over with the spray paint.  
(For those interested in making your own photograph art work, find the tutorial here).

The hardware gave me the hardest time.  The pre-drilled holes were not a standard size.  This is about the only handle I could find to fit it.  Then the skinny handle went all the way through the hole.  To fix the wobbly handle situation, I used small silver washers on the outside.  Cool thing is they look like they are part of the handle themselves.  So I am satisfied.  ;)

Ok, this is the only before pic I could find...I thought I had a better one or I would have taken a before picture (this is from way back in our old house in Kalla's nursery where I used it as a change table/dresser).  I almost didn't keep the dresser.  It was in Kalla's room after the move, but when we put the girls together and redid their bedroom, the dresser took up too much room.  I really needed another dresser in my bedroom, but I have this thing about mirrors like this in my bedroom...they creep me out in the dark.  So when the dresser got assigned to the furniture graveyard in the garage, I found that the mirror and posts came off with little effort!  Cool beans!  So I doused the thing in white of course and updated the hardware.  Now I know all you antique lovers are probably cringing right now, but I just love the new look!!


djjdjdjdjd said...

Love it. I am an antique lover, but sometimes an old piece of furniture just screams "Face Lift, PLEASE!" Great job!

Melinda said...

I have always been a vintage and antique lover myself, but lately have been swaying more and more to the contemporary style of decorating. I just recently gave my bedroom, which was vintage shabby chic, a makeover with a much more modern and chic look.
Love the dresser both before and after. Great job!!

Anna said...

cute, great job on the dresser. love the washer idea, don't think I would have even thought of that (I would have just gotten made) :)

denise said...

Where there's a will there's a way. It looks great! What about the hutch in the garage? Did you Craig's List it yet or get a really big bottle of spray paint?


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