Friday, May 17, 2013

The secretive dresser

When I first saw this dresser, which was upside down on its top, with the drawers jammed,  for some reason I couldn't pass it up.. Little did I know of its secret.. Not to mention its flaws. I took it without thoroughly inspecting it, I was excited. I could see past the years of its filth ( this thing was filthy). The shape was so cute, the curves and the 2 mini drawers had me sold.

This is the before. It was a honey color but after all the scrubbing with ammonia,
it was 5 shades lighter than the original color. 

You can see al the grime run down!

After all the bar work on the drawers, scraping the veneer and fixing the bottoms ..

This is the beautiful ever after!

Did I mention it was actually a complete set with the mirror....

The drawers were stained 3 coats with Kona. (This wood was stubborn it didn't want to catch the stain)
They're protected with Varathanes water based poly, gloss.

The beautiful knobs are from Hobby Lobby, which go perfect with the paint color, which is a medium grey.

Oh.. Here's that secret I mentioned.... A SECRET DRAWER!! A secret button opens it, convienient for your secret things.

The legs are so cute, not too cury, yet not too simple.

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  1. What a gorgeous dresser - and transformation!!!
    Beautiful job :)

  2. Oh I am swooning! What a gorgeous piece! Your makeover is just fabulous. I love a two-toned finish. What a lucky find!!

  3. Great job, Kyra! I love the two tone look with the stain and paint. Such a nice size piece and I love the secret drawer.

    visiting from Feathered Nest Friday! : )

  4. I love pieces like this with a secret!! what a beautiful transformation!!!

  5. What a gorgeous makeover!! Thank you so much for sharing at Redouxinteriors!

  6. That is so beautiful! I wish I had the patience to do stuff like this. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks for choosing my piece for this Saturdays Feature!
      its much appreciated!


  7. Love this so beautiful love the colors... Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.

  8. So beautiful! I love the mix of stained wood and painted wood. You did such a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  9. Oh, I loved it with the two little drawers and then you show me a secret drawer. Beautiful!