The Leigh Dresser - Before & After

BeforeThanks to my brother and sister-in-law who were done with this tall dresser and offered it to us. I have always liked the side by side door and drawers on this piece and knew once it got a fresh coat of white paint it would be good as new.
We also swapped out the wooden knobs for our favorite oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls.This piece is mostly straight lines and very simple. However, at the base is a scalloped molding complimented by round feet. I always prefer pieces to be sitting a bit up off the floor instead of flush. It provides for more dimension and leaves less markings on carpets.
Does anyone else out there find old tool boxes a bit of a treasure? I know I do and this red one is no exception. It has paint flecks and markings all over it which makes it even more appealing! Behind the door is three shelves for extra storage. This piece sold rather quickly and I am not sure how our client will be using it but I envisioned it in a little girl's room or even a nursery.



On Sunday I was visting some of my favorite blogs and came across this picture on
Fiona and Twig.
She is moving into this charming old home and is taking us through the rooms as they are moving in. If you have not made a visit to her - you . should!

I think her dresser and our dresser are nearly identical twins. The only difference is she has a knob on her door and we have a pull. Amazing!

When we see something similiar to what we have done - it just affirms we get it right once in a while. Especially when it is Anne over at Fiona and Twig!

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www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

They do look like twins. I love what you have done with it. Old tool boxes are great. I even have a drawer in the kitchen with all of my tools in it.Very handy and I don't have to 'borrow' anyone elses;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

SO much better! it was kind of homely and plainjane before, but you have makde it fresh, updated, and classic!

michelle said...

Oh my dear you ALWAYS get it right!! :) This piece is just adorable! You never disappoint! I love the red tool box and I love the way you displayed it with the picture and flowers. Everything looks like it was meant to be together! That painting is really pretty!

Martha anne said...

This is so beautiful!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is a lovely piece; it looks fabulous in white!
The tool box is great...I want an old beat-up wood one someday!

Sanctuary Home said...

Great transformation! I am so inspired by your work. I look forward to everyone of your posts. Did you have to prime that dresser before you painted it? I have a couple of pine chairs that I want to paint, and I'm not sure what to do first.
I saw that dresser on Fiona and Twig also, and loved it there.
I collect old tool boxes too. I have a couple of red ones. I like to use old utilitarian items in my decorating.
Have a wonderful day.


Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

You did a beautiful job on it. It totally revived the piece:)

NanaDiana said...

Great job on this dresser. I love it! Hugs- Diana

Allison said...

It's really beautiful in the white. Before I got to the end of your post I was also envisioning it in a child's room or nursery or even for bed linens. It's a lovely piece. I love the pop of red on top with your fun old tool box.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What a great dresser! Fab job1

Anna said...

the dresser looks so much better painted white and with new knobs. I bought a tool box (at a garage sale) just like that for my son and he loves it for keeping little toys and treasures in

Anonymous said...

Not only does this piece look amazing, but it also seems beyond functional.

Take care,

Suz said...

Beautiful..love it soooo much thanks for sharing x

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Wow, so boring before to so pretty after! I am loving the look of black pulls against white right now. How funny that you found the identical one on the other blog!

kwilter said...

Oh, my! The dresser turned out so nice! I love it in white! You guys are amazing! And, it does look almost exactly the same as the Fiona and Twig. What are the chances?!

TheSmithHotel said...

Love it painted white and yes it does look like Anne's!


Terry said...

Love this so much better painted white. Great job. Terry

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your armoire looks so much prettier in white with the new pulls. It would also work well in a guest room, especially with the shelves! I am trying to get up the nerve to paint two pieces of knotty pine, one very similar to this in style, which I purchased many years ago from Ikea. They worked well in a little boy's room as pine, but now I need a change. I think that will be a summer project! Linda

Lisa said...

Great transformation. FYI, I believe the correct name for a piece like that is a chifferobe.

I hope you can figure out a way to keep the piece pictured in your 12/9 post.

Loved the peek at the live nativity scene. Real camels? Amazing!

Leslie said...

I was the original owner of this peice. It kept me company when I was ever so lonely in Provo. Looks amazing in white and the storage in this is awesome. Oh and it looks really good with a picture of Russell Crowe on the door. Or at least it did ten years ago.

time worn interiors said...

Great makeover! Much better now!
Merry Christmas!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh! How fun to see a twin at Anne's house! :) As usual, you saw something drab and made it dreamy, girl. Beautiful job!

Merry Christmas to you!

xoxo laurie

Jeannie B. said...

I love the white paint. I love how it looks wonderful but like it has been loved on forever!

the cape on the corner said...

perfect! why can i never think of this when i see "before" pieces! love the knob change, too.

alison said...

love the remade dresser...and it does look remarkably like fiona & twig's piece.

happy friday!

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