Remember this Craigslist dresser I bought a while back for John & Alice’s family room?
I finally got it finished! I removed all but the two lower drawers, added shelves and baskets, painted the base, and refinished/stained the top. Want to see how it turned out? Here it is!
The inside color isn’t quite that bright in person. The sun was setting as I was taking these pictures, and it was doing funny things to the color. The color is called Arrowroot, a Martha Stewart color from Home Depot. This is the swatch from the Home Depot website, and it definitely seems more accurate.
Here’s one more view of the before…
And the after…
Those baskets are just place holders. They’re shaped funny (they both slope down to the left) and I want to find some that are a richer brown. But for the picture, these are what I had.
I had originally planned on doing some sort of antiqued finish on this, but after making the factory cart-style coffee table out of old cedar fence boards, I decided that it might be too many old finishes right there together if I antiqued the dresser. So I opted for a clean finish. There is one small exception…the drawer handles. I spray painted those, and then gave them a quick sanding for a touch of character.
This dresser will go in front of the upholstered wall in John & Alice’s family room, and will hold the t.v. I can’t wait to get it in the room and see how it looks!
So that’s it. I’ll have to share the full DIY later. Right now, I’m off to work on another project!
By the way, the end of May came and went, and I didn’t even notice! You know what that means? It’s time for a drawing to see who the May gift card winner is! I’ll announce it this afternoon, so be sure to check back!
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