Last month, I showed you the antique dressing table I found at a thrift store. I finished painting it several weeks ago, but it’s been too dark in my house to get a good photo of it, so I finally asked my husband and son to carry it outside so I could get photos in natural daylight.
Here’s how it looks now. I don’t buy a lot of antique furniture, and when I do, I almost always get it at an auction really cheap. This dresser wasn’t bargain priced, but I’m so glad I purchased it. I love how it looks now.
***A reader pointed out that the back legs are unpainted. I didn’t realize I forgot to paint them until I checked my photos, so they got painted later. Good grief! 🙂
The chipped veneer was filled it with wood putty, then sanded smooth before painting it.
Now, you can’t tell there was ever any damage. I mixed chalky paint powder from Vintage Storehouse Restoration Co. into a sample pot of gray paint. to cover the dresser. I painted the detail on the doors white, so it would stand out from the rest of the dresser, and replaced the original knobs (one was missing) with glass ones.
I used just a bit of cashmere antiquing powder in the detail above the mirror to highlight it.
I can’t wait until my bedroom remodel is finished, so I can move this pretty piece in.
The before and after, side by side.
Now, a funny…
Do you all remember our 3-legged pitiful beagle? Well, she photo-bombed the best shot I took of the dresser. I had my back to her when I shot the photo, and didn’t notice her in the reflection until I was checking my photos later. This dresser had a jinxed photo shoot!
There was no way my hubby was going to carry the dresser back outside, so I did a little digital editing to remove her. My oldest son is 24 now, and we got her as a pup when he was in the 6th grade, so she’s getting pretty old, but is doing pretty well given her age and disability. When she saw us heading outdoors, she automatically thought we were going for a walk, and started heading down our gravel road. I’m not even sure how long it took her to realize we weren’t coming!
You can see more of my furniture makeovers HERE.