10.22.2010

The West Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before
We had a darling family from Pleasant Grove bring us this dresser to refinish in our classic black. They found this piece on KSL knowing they wanted it refinished and I have to say they picked out a good one!
After
I really like the doors on this piece because they are so simple yet gives it so much more character. They almost resemble a paneled type door which is so classic.
Our client chose oil rubbed bronze hardware with two knobs on the top drawers and doors and cup pulls on the bottom four drawers.
This dresser has so many straight lines and then it sits up on these legs that have a ball shaped element at the top of the leg.
I want to quickly mention that I bought some new maps and tea stained them so they looked antiqued and old and put them in some black frames that I have had sitting around. I think old maps are fun to use whether framed or just hanging on a wall.
These old dressers are so great to refinish and use to display flat screen tvs. All of the drawers provide alot of storage for movies, electronics, and kids toys!


Thanks to the West family. We hope to see you again soon!


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24 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- What a transformation- WOW! Hugs- Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out beautifully! it's such a weighty and stately piece in the black. and i love the new hardware with it, too. it's perfect for this piece.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This piece looks perfect in black. Nicely done!

A Perfect Gray said...

you've got just the touch. it's rubbed down in all the right places. looks great...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This piece is gorgeous. I have a tall chest of drawers that I am thinking about painting black to go in my guest bedroom. It is oak, but I am tired of the oak color. You have inspired me. Now to just figure out what paint to use. Love & blessings from NC!

Midwest Cottage said...

it looks absolutely beautiful! what a great find.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It looks like a very substantial piece, and the black is perfect for it. Love the distressing and the hardware.

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Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

That piece is gorgeous. Love the finish and the hardware. Well done!

kathie said...

It is amazing how much the dresser changed from before to after. I love your rubbing technique (that is not easy to master!) and how the hardware looks with it. You're right- one of those dressers would be great for a wall mounted tv!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful transformation. I wish I had it in my house!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Thanks for linking this, Melanie.
Hugs.

xinex said...

Amazing transformation, Melanie. It looks beautiful!...Chrisine

Karena said...

Melanie it is fabulous!!! I love the transformation, perfect.

Come see my latest find. I would love for you to comment on your thoughts...

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Southerncook said...

Absolutely LOVE the change you made. I enjoyed your post.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, gorgeous. It turned out stunning. Love the black and the distressing. Gorgeous vignette also. Beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Melanie...

Wow...this dresser looks gorgeous in the classic black..distressed...finish! So inspiring! I have a couple furniture pieces that I am wanting to do with the same type finish. Pretty vignettes as well!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Krafty Kat said...

Love the distressed black, great job!

Janet said...

I love in in black. I like the pictures on top too.

Stopping by from Met Monday.

Janet

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Im always a sucker for a good before and after. And it gets better its an after in black. My favorite color. Great Job!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

Wow! What a change! That dresser turned our beautifully! I love it!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love it!So classy!Do you prime, and with what color? I can not seem to get the brown wood to show through like that..

Denise said...

I have been making over furniture and most recently redid a hutch in black. So I should not be surprised at what a difference a bit of paint should make. Yet I always am amazed. This piece looks completely different. It's a stunner, thanks to your TLC!

Lucy Designs said...

Love this in the black! awesome

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