Tuesday, January 24, 2012

{Before and After} - Dresser

Hey friends! Do you remember the photo below I shared with you last week? This dresser belonged to my husband's grandmother. It is a great piece of furniture with 9 drawers (plenty of storage!) but, oh did it need some loving!  Not only was it beat up from just being plain old, but it also stuck out like a sore thumb in our bedroom, which is pretty much decorated with all white furniture!

I am so bad about taking before pictures - clearly I remembered to take one after we had already taken most of the drawers out!

Again, another "before" picture, right before I began sanding away!

Midway through the project - primed and stained!

For the hardware, I knew it needed to be spruced up a bit. In my last post I told you about my new fave obsession for projects now - Rub n' Buff! This was my first trial run, and it turned out great!

Hardware before ...

Close up of Rub n' Buff - I used Gold Leaf 

Easy peasy! All you have to do is rub it on with your finger, and it sticks! Very simple!

And finally ....

The after picture! 

I am so pleased with how it turned out! I think it looks great in our room and works with our color scheme.  And my husband is the sweetest - he said that his Grandmother would be so proud! 


  1. Wow that makes a huge difference in your room!!! Love it!

  2. your dresser redo looks great! I want to do that!!

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Your dresser redo is Gorgeous !! You did a great job putting this all together for your lovely room. I hope you can come join my Tablescapes for Valentine's Day.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane