3.13.2011

The Beardall Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After

BeforeI have been so excited about this dresser and it is not mine! I have emailed back and forth a bit with this particular client to find the perfect piece for her bedroom. She was looking for a rather tall dresser to display her t.v. instead of mounting it on the wall. I had been eyeing a very tall dresser about an hour up north but it was a bit more than I wanted to spend so I sent her a picture of the ad. She said "yes!" I am going to get it. The next day she messaged me and said she had found a different piece so if I wanted the one she had picked up I could have it - and this time it was only ten minutes away so I just couldn't pass it up. Watch for that reveal coming up. This particular dresser she found had so may layers of detail and when I initially saw it I could see why she fell in love with it so quickly. She suggested adding some small feet so it sits off the ground a bit and give it just a little more height. Interesting how different a piece flush to the ground versus off the ground can look. After her approval this is what Mike came up with. And my goodness what a difference the adjustment made. After The classic black finish provided this already beautiful piece a touch of elegance and the additional feet give it a stately look and feel. The beaded detail at the top really crowns the piece all together.

The original hardware is heavy and chunky which really compliments the finish and the size of the dresser.
The knobs are work perfectly on the smaller drawers.





A beauty isnt she. I have had so much fun working with the Beardalls on this piece and know it will look beautiful in their home sitting up against a newly painted light blue grey wall.

I have to admit I have been glued to the tv the last couple of days watching the devastation in Japan. Today I took a break. The tragedy is overwhelming and I am having a hard time processing the images I am seeing. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones or to those who are searching for them. God bless them.

34 comments:

Katie said...

I love how the new feet look! So simple, but such a cute change! It looks great!

Phredfamily said...

WOW! It's gorgeous!
Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

LOVE the addition of the feet...you both are so clever! And I, too, am heartbroken about the devastation in Japan.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Wow, very stunning!! LOVE it!!!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Always, just perfect, to the T!!!!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

So elegant and stunning Melanie..

Take care,
Lisa

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I love your classic black pieces, adn the lines on this piece are stunning. Great find, Melanie!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE the added feet...and the paint job...but the HARDWARE has stolen my attention. I LOVE THIS piece...or did you get that message at the "love the added feet"? PERFECT job, as always!!! xxoo Diana

Urban Farmgirl said...

Love the style of this piece, it is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! ;o)

Mary

Emily [On the V Side] said...

This is gorgeous! WANT! :)

Allison Shops said...

That looks really nice! The before picture was a bit frightening lol, but you had the vision. I bet she loves it. Dropping by from Met Monday. When you have a few minutes, I'd love for you to come see my recovered chairs.

Allison
Atticmag

Beverly said...

That is beautiful.. I mean beautiful!

michelle said...

What a stunning piece!! I can see why you loved it so much and what a great idea to add a bit more height to, especially if a tv will sit on it. Very elegant indeed and I love the handles and knobs!
I hear you about Japan, I had to stop watching for a while too, I still can't wrap my brain around all that devastation. I pray that each day they find survivors.

Janet said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

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Lori said...

Love it!!! Looks like it could have come directly out of a catalog!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i would love it if you shared this at my party, it goes from tues-thurs. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

alison said...

This turned out beautifully!

Carol said...

It looks fantastic and the new feet really do make the piece

Nikki said...

This dresser look great! those feet are ingenius!

modern jane said...

So gorgeous! I'm visiting from Shabby Nest:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful!! I love how it turned out! :)

Mariaelena said...

Oh my!! you do great work...I'm now a follower....please visit my blog and follow along if you'd like...I love to redo as well...Happy weekend,
Mariaelena

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I love the black finish that you chose for this piece! It turned out beautifully...the hardware is the perfect accent.

Blogging by Pictures said...

i found you on house of grace! your furniture turned out really chic!
I am your newest follower :)

bloggingbypictures.blogspot.com

Deborah March said...

GASP!! What an OUTSTANDING transformation!!

livegreenlovemuch.com said...

I just love the paint treatmeant, beautiful job!

Jodie said...

Beautiful transformation! Fantastic Job!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Leidi Bird said...

Wow! That is great! I love the way you finished this project! I also love that hardware!

Delightful Order said...

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DaNita

Magic Brush said...

How have I never seen your blog???? I am a fellow furniture redoer! This piece is GORgeous! Wonderful job! Esp. love the pulls!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

What an awesome piece! Love what you did with the feet. I am going to keep it in mind for my next piece..

Love the finish, too. Looks like a very expensive piece of furniture now.

Chiara said...

What a great job you did in both painting and distressing the piece! It turned out absolutely lovely!
I featured this post in my Friday Favorites. Feel free to get a Featured Button if you would like, and have a fabulous weekend!

Crafties said...

I love this! I would like to do something very similar to a dresser and headboard I have... I am just not sure what steps to take. Do I sand it lightly, apply primer, then paint black. Did you use a matte black paint? Did you use a spray paint or canned paint?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous, I love how it turned out! Martina

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