It has been quite busy over here lately and I feel we have multiple unfinished project that have been impossible to finish and post about. I have definitely diagnosed myself with designer/DIY A.D.D!
One project that has been a concentration of mine has been to finish both kids bed rooms. These were the first two projects we took on when moving into our house, making sure both their rooms were painted before moving any furniture in. The night of our closing Dan and I hurried over here with our buckets of paint, no ladder, no painters tape, and one brush and roller to get this done.
After moving in a few short days later we could not control the projects and went from one to the next going to sleep at 4:30 in the morning some days. Nine months later the two rooms took the back burner and have remained just about the same as they were the first week we moved in.
Well this will not be for long...the rooms are being finished and the finishing touches are finally happening. I thought before I go right in and post an entire room, I might as well present the dresser and nightstand I refinished for Gemma's room.
I was in search last August for a french provincial type dresser. I wanted to really go for that extreme girly vibe, in here since this will probably be the last time I have full say in her room decor before she gets her own inspiration from some cartoon or friends bedroom. I came across this set on Craigslist (of course) and it was not a bad price at $100 for the pair. It was not in the best condition, but with a little paint, sand, and wax I knew this would be a beautiful piece.
The before of course was not taken, but I have seen this dresser set so many times on the web and other craigslist adds that I thought I would just post one that looks just like it. I believe it was a set from Sears in the 70's that I am sure so many young girls growing up then must have had in their room.
I do wish the tall dresser was included in this purchase but then again once she gets a little older I am sure we will be more eclectic in here.
The refinishing began...
I used Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint and Antoinette for the trim. I kept the hardware as is and just brushed a slight amount of the Antoinette color on the knobs only. I really wanted an antique feel for this collection so I went all out with the Dark and Clear Wax.
Here is the after:
I can not wait to finish this room up and post with all of you this dreamy girls room.
If you came across this dresser as well and refinished it, I would love to see your photos!
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