A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I had recently picked up some furniture from a friend cleaning out his investment property. The first piece to get a make-over was the Computer Armoire with a Twist.
The same friend also sold me a 5 drawer Basset dresser that I was thrilled to come across. This thing is SOLID! Seriously. Quality and looked brand new... just straight out of the 90's. Luckily, that's easy to fix.
After some sanding, priming, staining and paint, here's her new look.
I was really glad this dresser was solid oak and I could strip the top down to bare wood. I love the look of a stained wood top and painted base. I mixed up a custom batch of stain from 3/4 Special Walnut and 1/4 Bombay Mahogany.
For the white color, I mixed the remnants of about 4 cans of "oops" paint I had sitting on the shelf.
The old knobs, although unique, definitely needed an update. Aren't these new knobs great?!
Apparently, copper is the new "it" color for metal this year (Did you know that?) The great people at D. Lawless Hardware generously donated these modern octagonal knobs for me to use. They are only $2 people! That's incredible for high quality knobs!
|Yeah, didn't notice the bottom knob was twisted until I was editing the photos. Oops.|
Just a reminder, here's the before and after.
White paint forgives all sins. You could pretty much paint anything white and it would look better.
I love the 90's.
Wait, hear me out.
A huge number of the greatest movies ever made came from the 90's (Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Silence of the Lambs, Forest Gump, etc.). The 90's also made it socially acceptable to rock the "bed head" look.
And lastly, the 90's gave us enough honey oak furniture to last till the end of time. Why is that a good thing? Because we can hit a garage sale and pick up a tank, cleverly disguised as a piece of furniture for almost free.
I think I'm going to put on a choker and go listen to the Gin Blossoms.
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