11.22.2010

The Trio of Black Dressers - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before My wonderful friend Allison brought us three dressers that were all styled exactly the same. Thus the trio of dressers! She went back on forth on color and hardware but I think what she ended up with is perfect.

After First up she put one of the dressers in baby Sophie's room. She went with the black because of the functionality and chose hardware that was whimsical and youthful!
The beaded flower knobs on the top drawer are so feminine and sweet for a little girl's room. Then Allison picked a chunky rustic dangly pull which turned out beautifully. I love mixing and matching hardware and Allison was so fun to work with. She has such an eye for detail and I think the combination of feminine and chunky work really well together.
Next Allison put the other two dressers in her living room slash music room.
Look closely at the side of this dresser to see the treble clef she has included in the design. I think that is brilliant. Nestled above the dresser is The Proclamation of the Family and a beautiful family picture. Once again Allison did not disappoint with her hardware selection. She opted for some big huge chunky painted porcelain knobs on the top drawer and chunky rustic decorative pulls on the rest of the drawers. All of Allison's hardware came from Hobby Lobby. They really have a nice assortment and when you watch for the 50% off week it is very tempting to stock up!
And once again it was a perfect match.


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17 comments:

Traci said...

Gorgeous!!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

OMGoodness...I just moved the exact same dresser into my kitchen with the intent of refinishing it after the holidays...I am going back and forth on whether to match the kitchen cabinets or go black...It was awesome to be able to see what it would look like black.

Great job btw

Blessings Kelsie

kathie said...

Too fun! Love the hardware choices, too!

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- GORGEOUS! Is that a tole painting on the top of the last one? PERFECT hardware~!!! They turned out beautifully! Hugs- Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those went from totally drab and dull, to fantastic and charming! i did notice the music clef and thought it looked cool.... love the hardware changes.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Love love love it all as usual... You do black better than anyone, and I love all her choices for hardware... hugs!

bookstalker said...

Wow! The originals were so plain that I never expected such a transformation. Love the hardware choices, great job all around.

I have to know--do you know what the photo is of in the 2nd music room dresser picture? The building? It looks so familiar to me and it's driving me crazy.

AllisonK said...

love you Mel!!! This has been such a fun adventure!

Chelsea said...

The hardware rocks. You must tell me where it is all from!!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Those are great! Hob Lob is the BEST when it comes to hardware, I've used a few of those myself.

michelle said...

Melanie those are just gorgeous!! It still just brings a huge smile to my face to see what you do with ordinary furniture and make them just extraordinarily!! Love all the pulls and knobs, Hobby Lobby has such great choices!! Have a wonderful Monday!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just posted a small update on my kitchen makeover and I show the base cabinets in black that I distressed like you do on your projects. LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Melanie, those dressers are AMAZING. I absolutely love them! Did you do he decorative painting, too? I love the knob combinations!

Judy said...

I linked over from twice owned tuesday. I love the dresser. Nice job.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Wow! All of them are fab! Everything you do is spot on! I'm your newest follower! :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

STUNNING! Beautiful job & the hardware are unique and gorgeous. I'm putting you in the PoPP Spotlight this week.

Lisa said...

These are so pretty! I love the mix of knobs. They really make the dresser stand out!

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