remember this dresser?
a craigslist find from a few months back.
it came with this mirror
and, be still my heart, these handles....
why doesn't anyone reproduce these handles? they are gorgeous, don't you think?
i would have bought the dresser just for this hardware.
anyway...$40.00 for the dresser and mirror....
and those beautiful handles.....
since i am lightening up my kitchen, i thought this would be a great piece to replace the black console table that was in there before.
so i brought it in so see if it fit in the space. it fit perfectly
so i started painting it.
rather than painting the whole thing the same color, i opted for a white top and colored bottom.
i used the annie sloan chalk paint in old white for the top and
duck egg mixed with the old white and louis blue for the base.
the detail was much prettier painted than it was in the less than attractive white with gold overspray....
the detail on the drawers is pretty too.
but then disaster struck....
i tipped the dresser forward to touch up the paint on one of the back legs and all of the drawers slid out and landed on the floor.
this was the result..
oh well, nothing that i couldn't fix with a little carpenters glue
and a clamp....
good as new!!
i sanded to distress around the carved detail and the edges;
i didn't paint the hardware. i love how it pops against the color and brings down the white top.
i know that the handles are on differently, i wasn't sure how i wanted them to go. i will stick with the way they are on the left side.
i painted the market fresh sign onto a broken dresser drawer front
that i pulled out of someone's trash. its the one in the back that says "pants".
i painted it and stenciled the letters on. i love the way it looks.
this dressser helps also, to lighten up the kitchen a little more. and it adds 6 drawers of storage.
and who doesn't need more storage in the kitchen, right?
what do you think?
oh, and i got this rug at ikea for $19.99. i got it mostly to cover up the paint marks on the floor under the table.
when don painted the base of the table for me, (he was bored when i was out one day) he didn't use a drop cloth....(yes, that is the drop cloth right next to the table) but we are replacing the flooring anyway.
i will be painting the mirror that goes with it too and replacing the black one there. i am just trying to decide if i want to paint it old white like the top of the dresser or duck egg like the base. any suggestions?
i am also linking up to robyn's blog for the mountain of giveaway for annie sloan chalk paint. i could sure use some more and if i don't have to pay for it, that would rock!!!