07 September 2012

Dresser Reveal

I feel like I have been waiting forever to show you my dresser from this post.
A couple of weeks ago I got fed up with the fact that I hadn't crossed anything off of my project to-do list for the summer. Determined to accomplish something I decided to paint the little dresser that sits in our entry. I was going to go with...you guessed it, white. However, I decided I wanted a little bit of colour since the entry is painted white.
You can read here about how I decided to go mint & you can look back at this post & this post for the updates in between.

Let's look back at what I started with...


Clearly this thing was in rough shape. Dear land.

Before I got to the priming I gave the piece a light sanding. I probably didn't have to since the primer I used {Zinsser} will stick to anything, but nevertheless, I saw no harm. After a light sanding I wiped the piece down with a damp cloth to remove all the dust.
I also needed to fill the holes from the previous hardware and then after letting that dry and then sanding that down I was set to prime!

Here's a little look at the process...




And here's a look at the finished product...




There's a bit of a difference in the paint colour in the above 2 photos - the 2nd is probably a bit more true to the colour in person. 

Here's a closer look at the hardware I chose: 


The black & white ones are from Anthropologie and the clear ones I ordered off Amazon {I love the vintage feel they give the piece!}.



All in all, I am really pleased with the way it turned out and I am so glad I went "mint". I can't wait to update some other pieces of furniture that we have kickin' around! :)

Hope you've had a great week & enjoy your weekend!


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11 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Plus the nice, crisp, non man-handled copy of Real Simple adds to its beauty :)
    Great color too!
    Beth

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  2. This looks great! I love the mint! So fresh! Love the knobs too! I wondered if the black and white ones were from Anthropologie. Great job!

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  3. Love the new look! It looks so sweet and will add style to the entry!

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  4. That looks great! I love the soft color.

    I'm your newest follower!

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely makeover - love the colour and drawer knobs.

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  6. Hi! Pinning this from DebbieDoo's pinterest party! Not because you are my neighbor, but because I love this! Great job!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  7. So cute Leanne! Perfect color choice!

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    1. Thank you! I was happy with how it turned out!

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