9.04.2010

The Edna Dresser Set - Custom Refinish Before & After

BeforeIn our haste to get started on this fun project we failed to get full pictures of the tall dresser. We did get pictures of the doors which turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the reveal!

After
It is a good thing that this was a custom refinish because if I would have had the option to keep this one I would have in a heartbeat. White furniture is my favorite. Vintage white furniture just makes my heart sing. And this piece did just that! The elements of detail were numerous! So lets walk through a few of them.
The base of the dresser is super chunky with various levels and depths of molding. This detail extends up around the drawers.
One thing to watch for in finding a quality piece of furniture is extra wood features. Between the two top doors and the bottom drawers there is crown molding. The molding is not just placed on the front but continues to wrap around the sides of the dresser as well. I always watch for this particular detail when picking out a piece.
The top of the dresser above the doors is (you got it) more crown molding. Also look close to the arched wood detail at the top. Plus there is an extended inlay on both sides that reach the length of the doors.You can see here the additional boxed inlays below the vintage wood decor on the doors. The little nighstand compliments the piece so nicely. The top drawer has its own unique feature where we have added the new hardware. When the owner of this lovely set saw it complete she told us that she also at one time owned the nine drawer dresser and mirror with the set but she donated it to charity. She had grown tired of the set and had never thought to paint it for an updated look. Thus we all agreed we hope someone out there is enjoying her donation because she sure is missing it today. :) Thank you to Allison and Edna! It is a pleasure working with you ladies. You make us laugh and smile.


And a quick thank you to all of our followers, friends, and self pr0claimed stalkers! We appreciate the support and encouragement. We are working through the details on the class and have not forgotten those of you who responded. We think we have a facility and still working through the other logistics. Stay tuned!


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41 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks fabulous! i especially love the contrast of the new dark hardware against the white. the armoire went from 70's ugly to chic beauty!

Shelia said...

Wow! How beautifully these pieces turned out! I love them! You're so very good.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Laura said...

Wow I can't believe those are the same pieces!

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful job you did.

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Love them, as I always love your stuff!! I'll keep on stalking away. ;)

AllisonK said...

I can't tell you how much I adore these pieces!!! We got her room organized and everything fits beautifully. She can hardly wait for the bed now. Thank you!!!

PS. Seeing these makes me so excited for the other dressers.

Alyssa said...

What a makeover! Those pieces are singing, "I'm too sexy for this blog!" Wow! You did a fantastic job! ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what gorgeous pieces. They turned out fabulous. Hugs, Marty

michelle said...

I think that these are one of my favorites!!! I can't believe the before and after!! You always make everything look so beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I think these may be my favorites of all your white pieces!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Oh those are so beautiful! I can see why you'd want to keep them :) I didn't even notice all of the beautiful detail when it was dark brown & dated. You did an amazing job of updating these pieces. I LOVE them!

NanaDiana said...

Melanie-What a wonderful trnaformation. I;ll bet that lady is kicking herself for dumping the matching piece;<(

Thanks for blogging-I love coming here- Diana

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

The transformarion is amazing!
I have some furniture to paint, you've inspired me to get after it. :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday and Labor Day!
Hugs,
Anne

Ellie said...

Those are such pretty pieces in white! Great job, as always.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Those were so dated before, but now they're gorgeous!

Ashley said...

You did a fabulous job! They look beautiful now!

Jeannine said...

This came out great. No wonder you want to adopt the set. they really came out sweet.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It is amazing what paint does to an outdated piece of furniture! Beautiful!

Becolorful said...

HUGE improvement. I have a similar set and I am trying to decide black or white. Just when I was ready to go black I see this and now I am back on the fence. :) Anyway, looks great.
Pam

Becolorful said...

Me again. I was just thinking, I would love it if you would link this up to my Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Pam

Debra said...

Beautiful transformation! I am just recently learning to appreciate painted furniture- now I can't get enough of it!

Atticmag said...

Great job on a huge project. Such a great improvement.
Please stop by if you have time. We'll have a great teen bedroom giveaway starting Friday. -- Jane F.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Beautiful! Everyone that has those ugly dressers, should read this to see the possibilities!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Good bye ugly...Hello gorgeous!!!!

Rebecca said...

You see this kind of furniture lots of places and it's passed up-but you may be bringing it back-great transformation!

Rebecca said...

You see this kind of furniture lots of places and it's passed up-but you may be bringing it back-great transformation!

Sue said...

I'm always amazed with what a coat of paint can do! Fantastic!

S
xo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Melanie! Your work is always so amazing, girl! That transformation is just awesome!!! Love the distressing you did on them. Perfection! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Susan said...

Great job. Love the white! Susan

Leslie said...

Love this one. I think i need it.

mariondee-designs said...

Absolutely beautiful! take care, Maryann

Kelli said...

I love these! White is my favorite color for furniture and I love how you have the black peeking through. Your work is amazing.

Farmgirl Paints said...

THAT was amazing! What a truly remarkable before and after. I bet it was hard to let go of:)

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

This is an amazing before and after. I love the coolness of the fresh white.
Kristine

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

WOW. That is such a great transformation. The white has so much character. Job well done.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

These are just yummy!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I LOVE them! Thanks for joining our party this week!
{Rebekah}

Midwest Cottage said...

Every time I see these chunky pieces of furniture I just love them. I really looks like it's from a boutique catalog. Great job.

Cristie said...

The pieces look fabulous! What a great job. I love good solid pieces of furniture, it's much more fun working on them. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Lou Cinda :)

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