March 1, 2013

The Black Dresser – Before & After

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After sitting practically naked for over a year, this thrift store dresser finally got the makeover it deserved.  I wrote about this dresser here, and mentioned how nervous and undecided I was about redoing it.

Just so you have an idea of what I was dealing with...here’s a before…


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It wasn't horrible, but not a very current style either. However, everything about this dresser was functional and that's probably why it took so long for me to redo it.


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The drawers are huge. I love it. This thing holds sooooo much junk it's unbelievable! Only issue was that my stuff kept falling through that crack at the bottom of the drawer.  Oh and the lining was pretty gross too.



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This guy didn't need much prep work. Just some slight drawer repair and a light sanding. You can see the holes in the top and there were cracks in certain areas, but I wanted to keep everything original...so I left them as-is.

I applied two coats of paint (no priming), sanded the edges with my electric hand sander to get the aged look, and then applied a coat of Anne Sloan Clear Wax.


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I threw some clear knobs on the top drawers and some grey pulls on the larger drawers.


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And here are the inside of the drawers. Totally a last minute idea, and super cute.


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I just threw these music sheets in and used Modge Podge to secure them.


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Sooooo....what do you think? My favorite part are the clear knobs and the music sheet liners....and the fact that it's one of the cooler pieces of furniture I own now :)

And FYI - here’s the lowdown of what went into this piece…
Music sheets – thrift store find
Knobs - Hobby Lobby
Pulls – Menards
Paint – Behr Premium Plus ULTRA

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27 comments:

  1. What an awesome re-do! Love the sheet music inside the drawers! I'm pinning this one for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for pinning and for visiting!!!!

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  2. I love how you lined the drawers with sheet music!! Well done!!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith :) They turned out nicer than I expected too!

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  3. I love how you made over this dresser! It's stunning. Thanks for visiting my link party!

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    1. You're welcome, Jacqueline :)

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      ps...I fixed the no reply :)-

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  5. Your dresser makeover turned out lovely. Love the new hardware you used and the color you painted it. Would love to have you link up to 'Saturday Sparks' if you have a chance.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  6. I love the music paper inside. That is going to be my next to do in a drawer. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. The music sheet lining was so easy to do, and turned out really nice.

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  7. What a gorgeous piece! I love it!

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  8. Love the redo! It looks so cute! I especially like the music-sheet drawer liners!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and thank you for stopping by :)

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  9. oh my goodness! I love this dresser and I LOVE that you put the music sheets in the drawers as liners. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for the stopping by and checking out my dresser. The music sheets were really easy to apply and dried so quickly (I used Mod Podge for adhesive). I can't wait to use them on my next peice!

      xoxoxoxo
      Jessica

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  10. Love the transformation! Found you through Domestically Speaking, looking forward to following your blog.

    Margaret

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    1. Thank you :) I'm stopping over to check out your blog now :)

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  11. I featured this today!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I'm gonna head on over and check it out!

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  12. Love the music sheet dresser liners! My little black dresser (which sits next to the piano) is getting these pronto!!!

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    1. Oh goodie!! I would love to see how it turns out! :) Have a great weekend.

      Jessica

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! The black was a perfect color choice and you did a wonderful job.

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  14. Love the peek a boo drawers! I have a nightstand made from a vintage vanity that I am doing that to! I love the black too! Great job.

    Char @ hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the musical drawers! Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! Shared via G+ today. Hugs, Clydia

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