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!



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

  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!

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

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

    I'm your newest follower!


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

  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

  7. So cute Leanne! Perfect color choice!

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


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