Beautiful Vintage Dresser and a Memo Board

I tried to sell this dresser and mirror "as is" ....

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net
Unfortunately it was a "no go".  

It was a find from my sister-in-law and I couldn't even give it away!

I decided to put some work into it.... I repaired all the drawers and gliders then painted the dresser a beautiful color called Sterling from Fusion Mineral Paints.

Here is the work in progress...

I left the very large carved handles in place because well... they were just cool!

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

I love using Fusion Mineral Paint on old furniture because there is very little bleed through like you get with other white paints and there is no need to wax because Fusion is self sealing!

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

This is the dresser with the first coat... better already!

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

And here it is with 2 coats of the fabulous color called Sterling which is white with a grey undertone. 

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

The drawers have now been re-glued and were in good shape but I decided to paint the inside and sides of the drawers because the two toned look is so pretty.

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

Along with this dresser came a mirror which was in almost as bad shape as the dresser...

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

The mirror was pretty much shot so I removed it and painted the frame. 

When the paint dried I added chicken wire to the back and and added antiqued clothespins to create a gorgeous memo board that matches the dresser. 

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

The chicken wire memo board and the dresser make a gorgeous combo and are amazingly different than they were when I got them. 

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

Vintage as is dresser gets a gorgeous makeover. www.homeroad.net

I bet someone wishes they bought them "as is" now!


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Comments

  1. maybe you should keep it! what a little paint and talent can do to a piece

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  2. Beautiful project - would make a great piece for an entry.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Yes! Thanks so much Carole, it is a great transformation.

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  3. Lovely,san. I haven't tried fusion paint yet, but I've heard (well, read) great things. I love the delicate colour. Great job!
    Donna

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    1. Thanks so much, the color is gorgeous. Fusion has so many beautiful colors that transform an old junker into a beauty!

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