Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Antique Dresser Re-Do

I finally finished the dresser for Ava's room!

I already had this beautiful antique dresser (my mom found it at an antique shop and refinished it for my room when I was in the 4th grade and I've had it ever since.)

Problem was, it was painted an ugly brown since I decided at one point to paint it :-/  You can also see in this lovely cell phone 'before' pic that the paint was chipping off where my hubby put his feet up and played video games on it in the spare bedroom....

(I already removed the hardware when I took this pic. also...ignore all the construction chaos all around it!)

I love how it turned out because the finish matches her crib almost perfectly!  My hubby did most of the painting since I'm pregnant and try to avoid that stuff and I distressed it.  I didn't want it to be heavily distressed but I wanted to rough the edges up a little so that it matched her crib better and gave it a bit of a vintage look. 

I was so excited to find this awesome metal hardware at Hob Lob and got them 1/2 off for $2 each!  I painted and distressed them.
I also got some lovely glass knobs for the top two drawers.

I hope Ava gets lots of use out of this old dresser just like I did!

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