Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Oh, how I love a good furniture before and after!! And when I saw Lisa’s dresser at Recaptured Charm, it quickly became one of my all-time favorites.
The dresser started out looking like this…
One of the drawer corners was even chipped really badly…
But are you ready for this amazing “after”? Lisa did a dry brush technique so that some of the original finish would show through, and what resulted is this gorgeous antiqued finish…
Isn’t that amazing?! What I love about makeovers like this is how all of those really outdated characteristics, like the dark and heavily carved wood look on the outer drawers, suddenly become the icing on the cake once a fresh new updated color is added.
If you want to learn more about the painting process Lisa used, or how she repaired that chipped corner on the drawer, click here to visit Recaptured Charm.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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Megan G.April 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm
I love this! I am always scared to jump into something with a color like this, but I may have to take note from Lisa and just go for it!
Deevaughn10April 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm
That is what my kitchen cabinets look like. Love it! -Dee-
Jolie BlondeApril 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm
Yea – Georgous It looks fantastic.
Tina B.April 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Thanks for sharing this! We just bought a cheap, old wood dresser that we plan to update somtime. It's good to get ideas on what can be done with it!
BingkaycoyApril 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm
It's really amazing how a little make-over can transform something old and "ugly" to become beautiful . Though I'm not a fan of shabby chic , I still think this piece of furniture looks great.
Anne SullivanApril 13, 2011 at 1:40 am
That's incredible!! I wonder if it would save my hugely outdated and ugly furniture…
CotedetexasApril 13, 2011 at 6:42 am
WOW! WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES. !!! I love when you can paint dark furniture lighter, everything looks so much prettier that way.