I'm really excited to share this piece with you all.
As you can probably tell I love doing dressers because I feel they can serve so many different purposes besides storing clothes in a bedroom. Being a new year I really wanted to start challenging myself to get a little more creative with my furniture. Don't get me wrong I love a clean crisp white dresser but once in a while you need to veer off track and let the creative juices flow.
When I came across this guy I knew right away what I wanted to do. The top of the dresser has a nice chunky edge to it so I wanted to treat it differently than the rest of the piece. I love the look and color of driftwood or old salvaged wood so I decided to see if I could recreate that look.
Here is a close up shot of the top. I ended up painting a coat of white and after it dried I painted on a coat of grey. I let the grey sit for a little while then with a rag I started wiping the paint off. It ended up creating the really pretty effect of weathered wood.
I kept the base of the piece somewhat simple so the top would be the star of the show. A bit of distressing to the whole thing to make it look as if it has lived in a beach cottage for many years.
The hardware is a mix of green/blue sea glass knobs with silver vintage looking pulls. Definitely a fun piece to work on and I plan on using the "driftwood" effect again!
Behind the scenes sneak peek:
We got her a little tape measure the other day at the hardware store for .97 and she loves it! She measures everything in site and when you ask her how big something is, it's always 6!
She happens to be measuring my filing cabinet that I'm hoping to finish up this week and share with you all.