10.8 2010

Brenna’s Dresser

This is my most favorite dresser transformation to date.
I had the sweetest client ever call and ask if I could take a look
at this antique dresser and quote a custom refinish:
Do the gorgeous lines grab you like it did me?
This dresser had me at Hello.
She said she bought it a few years ago, never intending to paint it.
But, her friends would come over and say, “Oh! Are you going to paint it?”
So, she thought, “oh…should I paint it?”
Then she called me to take a look.
“Would you paint it?”
“Yep, and you will LOVE it.”
So we went ahead.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
First, there was some business to take care of in the way of a lot of chipping veneer.
That had to be secured and the chipped areas filled before I started.
This is a step that I highly recommend not skipping.
(I do not take shortcuts on my prep work, and it pays off.)
Brenna will have a sound dresser that will last for years & years.
Excuse the driveway shots. It was too heavy to bring inside for it’s photo op.
I had to find a color that matched her current white furniture, and chose SW Creamy.

My client let me decide what direction to go with the hardware.
I cleaned the original pulls, then primed and painted them
Rustoleum’s Satin Nickel, and sealed them.


I replaced the two knobs with crystal ones, and I also brought over a pink option.
We chose the pink once it was in the room.
It was perfect!
(I forgot my camera when I delivered it. Bad blogger etiquette, bad.)
It is the most gratifying feeling to have a client be so thrilled with the outcome.
They LOVED the transformation. If I could do this for free, I would.
The best part was that we made a new friend. Brenna and my Little Women got along so well,
and I’m sure a play date is in their future.
“L,” if you are reading this, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to meet your precious family.


57 thoughts on “Brenna’s Dresser

  1. Beautiful refinished result! I'm glad I found you today over at Susan's link party. Your tip on painting the hadware with Rustoleum's Satin Nickel will help me with my client project – Refinishing Thrifted Finds….

    😀 Lynda

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