My daddy built me this dresser when I was a teenager. It was the first one he had ever attempted to make and he was very proud of the final outcome.
Over the years, and several military moves, the top of the dresser was broken and the trim pieces lost. For nearly ten years now this dresser has sat in my basement just waiting for me to get around to either fixing it or giving it a makeover.
Well, I promised my daddy that I would never get rid of this dresser, but I think he would agree it needed some TLC and a makeover.
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The theme for this month’s contest is “Class It Up”.
This dresser not only has a very dated color of stain, but the hardware on the drawer fronts really needed to be updated as well. Thanks to some of the wonderful selections at D. Lawless Hardware, I was able to find some beautiful amber glass knobs that will really give it some class!
First though, we needed to address the problem with the broken top. For this part, my husband came to the rescue and not only removed the damaged trim pieces, but also reattached and repaired the original top.
Next, I needed to change the color of the stain. I have been collecting pins on Pinterest for some time for furniture makeovers and have really been crushing on some beautiful makeovers in blue. I decided that this dresser really needed a blue makeover, not only because I plan to keep this dresser for a long long time, but it just needed a total personality change.
I applied two coats of Americana Decor Chalk Paint in Legacy, and then two coats of Minwax Polyacrylic in Semi-Gloss. I usually would have used wax over the chalk paint, but I wanted this dresser to have more of a durable and shiny finish.
The final step was to add the beautiful amber glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware.
This once neglected, and damaged dresser, has been given a new classy personality.
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“A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11