dresser in distress.

I came across this lovely dresser (beauty is in the eye of the beholder right?) and it was pleading with me for some TLC.

It had some peeling wood on the sides...

...but that is an easy fix. I just attached a piece 1/4 inch wood that I measured and cut down from a 4x8 sheet. (and by "I", I mean my husband)

I also use this stuff to replace the backs of furniture if they aren't in good condition. I then when onto painting & distressing. From the moment I take the sand paper and start chipping away at the paint I fall in love! I love the instant character and appeal it brings to the pieces!

I love the small square detailing it has running along the top of the piece. The new hardware... antique looking cup handles that are rubbed oil with some flecks of gold coming through. Aged just like the dresser.

I love the feel of mixing old & new together so I think this piece would fit nicely into any style home. Don't forget to think outside the box either. This could be a dresser for a bedroom but also a server piece in a dining room or even a piece to greet you in an entryway. It can store games, blankets and extra tableware!


Amanda said...

i absolutely LOVE how distressed you made this piece! it's so beautiful. and, creative way to fix it up like new where the wood was chipping.

Lindsay said...

Did you stain the areas that you distressed? I LOVE this - it's gorgeous!

Beth at southernfriedliving said...

Love it! Scouring CL right now for a piece to redo myself!
P.S. found your via Ucreate

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