Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Facelift For a Dresser

I love freebies--well maybe not in the beginning.  A teacher in our school district gave me a 1960's dresser with mirror (the mirror was used on my turquoise dresser) and a bookcase headboard.  I didn't take before pictures, but imagine something like this:
I sanded the main part and Briwaxed it with dark oak color. 
 I painted the top white and the drawers grey.  
I needed to bring the white somewhere else for balance so I decided the knobs would be white.  
This piece has a lot of hardware so I chose to use inexpensive wood knobs and a few pulls I had on hand. I painted them white and modge podged old book pages on them, using a large circle paper punch to cut the circles out.  I sanded them a bit and stained them and then I finished them with a triple thick clear glaze over the top to make them look more like ceramic.   
 Yes, free is good :)!


  1. love! Did you use the briwax on the drawers after painting for the edges too?

  2. Wow Becky, what a cool look! I love the mix of colors and stain.

  3. Yes, and in this case, free is exceptionally good. The choices you made in creating this piece are awesome. I love it

  4. you are just to talented for words!!!! perfect!

  5. this turned out beautiful! How do you find all the time, your like a furniture making machine!

  6. This is AMAZING! I love the grey and white with the dark wood. Breathtaking! Love how creative you got with the inexpensive wood knobs too. Perfectly done!

    Barbara @Chase the Star

    1. oh and would you mind sharing what the name of the grey is?

  7. What a super cool look! I love it!!

  8. Is the finished product the same as the first picture?


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