Sunday, October 13, 2013

Off-White and Gray Striped Dresser with Purple Accents

Well, this is one of those projects that I did without taking any pictures of the process.
So this post is to share the "after" photos, and the great story behind this dresser.
But first, here's the before...
This is Debbie's childhood dresser. Debbie contacted me through my facebook page and asked if I would consider refurbishing an old dresser that she had as a child. My answer..."of course!"
Debbie then shared with me that this dresser was donated to someone else after she outgrew it, then that person forwarded it on to another family member, and so on.
So needless to say, this dresser went through many households, and many years, before someone contacted Debbie, who is now in her 30s, to ask her if she wanted her dresser back.
Debbie, now pregnant, decided this dresser could use a makeover and used for her own baby daughter. How great is that?!
So I went to work... first order of business was to sand down the yucky old paint, then prime as usual, and paint it off white with gray drawers.
I also found this in one of the drawers. Debbie's original little-girl signature. How sweet! I just had to keep that! Maybe her new daughter will write her name in it too someday when momma's not looking.
I also added stripes on top, with a plum accent stripe that matched the same color I put behind the glass knobs.
 The colors aren't good in the photo because it was after dusk but the colors are off-white and soft gray (more true in the photo of the knob).
Here's the original hardware, guessing 1980s. Hehe, ew. :P
Thought about adding this hardware instead, but it was too pricey ($25 each) so I went with a basic, classy bronze.
And Debbie's dresser became Sophisticated, just like that!
 

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