12.02.2010

The Peterson Dresser Set - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before The Petersons brought us these lovely Thomasville french provencial dresser and nightstand set to be painted in our classic black. They wanted some light distressing with the original hardware put back on for obvious reasons - they are gorgeous!

After
With the light distressing the gold and yellow pop through so nicely and really compliment the original hardware. My advice on these types of dressers is to always stay with the curvy frenchy pulls. I cannot think of a hardware switch out that would work better than these. One unique feature on this set is the slight division between the top three drawers and the bottom three drawers. The top ones are slightly set back and divided by some curvy wood detailing. This is called a chest on chest. Thanks Ann Marie!
This feature along with the curvy drawer fronts gives it so much dimension and depth.
And then there are the sweet little legs! Everyone knows how much I love dressers sitting up on these kinds of legs with the detailed wood molding at the base.
Beautiful.
Classy.
Elegant.

Next up I followed another tutorial out there in blogland and finished up one more wreath. Plus our next furniture project is going to be a d000-zeeee!
An old
antique
card
catalog!

Cannot wait!



24 comments:

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

That style of dresser is called a "Chest on Chest." I only know because I just did one as well.) Looks great!

michelle said...

OMGoodness what a beautiful set!! Melanie it is just so elegant! Once again you have amazed me (well you always amaze me) :) but this one I think is one of my favorites! Lucky, lucky Petersons!!

I am so excited to see your card catalog!!!!!

NanaDiana said...

I love those old FP dressers. They have such beautiful lines..and I really like how you finished it! Hugs-Diana

Sanctuary Home said...

I love the black! I just saw a set like that at the consignment store yesterday, but they wanted too much. Now that I've seen yours, maybe it was worth it???

Camille Farias said...

I'm SOOO excited about the card catalog. I have been looking for one for YEARS. I'm an English teacher and I'm totally obsessed with libraries. I'd love to have one for my home and I'm so excited to see how yours comes out. Way to live my dream!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Gorgeous. I don't see any white specks. (Jealous.)

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it went from looking cheap and outdated to updated and classy! the black just suits it so much more.

AllisonK said...

These are stunning! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shape. I can't wait for the card catalog!!!

Shaunna said...

Beautiful and I love the slight distressing...perfect finish! You sound busy and I can't wait to see the card catalog!! -shaunna :)

Allison said...

Very nice! The black really updates it so much and I agree with you about keeping the curvy Frenchy pulls. I can't wait to see your card catalog. That's a big project but I bet it'll be loads of fun. Have a good night, Melanie.

knack said...

black makes everything step up! love it!

xo

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

So classy looking! I am working on a "chest on chest" right now as well! Love yours!

Flea Market Trixie said...

The black looks great, very pretty!

Meg said...

It is simply beautiful! I LOVE the pulls as well! Great re-do! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you can enter my Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway going on now! Have a wonderful night! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-with-cutting-edge-stencils.html

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Love the dark color! Good job. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is still open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on.

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

They look so pretty in black. Very nice job.
gail

Leslie said...

Wow. Love it.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous! Best result I can imagine!

she wears flowers said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to see the old card catalog--lucky! I'd love one of those!

Stacey said...

I love the black! I picked up 2 nightstands and the matching chest of drawers today for a steal ($40) for all 3 pieces. They are very similar to yours with the curvy frame and gold trim. I was thinking about going black or a peppercorn finish with it and spraying the hardware either silver or white. Now this gives me great ideas for what to do with this fantastic deal!

Curtains In My Tree said...

OMG

I have a friend who is so looking for a set like this. really I am the one out looking she just wants it LOl

She wants to use it in it's original finish but that black is gorgeous


Janice

Nan said...

You did a beautiful job! I remember a friend in junior high who had furniture just like your "before" pictures! That was a LONG time ago - and they were very much in style. Great update on some classic furniture!

Chrissie said...

So beautiful. I love makeovers on these french provencial pieces. Gorgeous work, as usual!

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