This cute little dresser belongs to my friend, Linda. She trusted me to give it new life!
I gave it a VERY good sanding and then a coat of primer. Three coats of black paint later, and it was looking pretty good. Linda asked me to give it a distressed look so I went after it again with my electric sander. My husband walked by it and said, "honey, your paint's chipping off!" Well, thank you! I guess the distressing worked! It's always a bit scary after working to give a piece of furniture a smooth coverage of paint only to chip some away afterwards. I find that the most challenging part of distressing is to make it appear as though it's been worn down with time.
I thought that the finish of the original hardware was perfect for the new look. I decided not to spray it a different color. I love how the pulls are vertical on this piece because it adds to the character!
I have her a quick spray with a poly coat, and she was finished!
I hope that this little dresser fits just perfectly were Linda has planned to put it and that even though the edges are worn by an electric sander, that it will feel as though it has history behind every bump and bruise.
As she loaded it up in the back seat of her small car, I told her to not worry if it gets chipped. How often can you say that about your furniture?