Friday, June 20, 2014

Little Dresser Makeover

I found this little vintage dresser on Craigslist.  I love its lines and the size  ( 24" high, 41 1/2" wide) makes it perfect for a bedside table, in the foyer, or even in the family room to put a flat screen TV on.

It was in good shape when I bought it.  Just some stains on the top, and some holes where some sort of attachment used to be.  It might have been a mirror, but since the dresser is so short it must have been a tall one. 

I filled in the holes, cleaned it, and gave it two coats of ASCP in Country Grey.  Then I lightly distressed it and waxed it.

I'm not going to lie, waxing is my least favorite job when it comes to painting furniture.  But this time I used my new wax brush, and what a difference!  I usually just use rags to wipe on the wax, but the brush made the whole process much faster and easier.  After letting the wax cure I buffed it with a cotton cloth and put back the original hardware. 

It's just a simple little dresser, but I think it's adorable. No time to bring it inside to style it for a photo --  it went straight off to Mr. P's Emporium!

Speaking of Mr. P, thank-you so much for the kind comments about his passing.  We miss him every day.  We did get the vet to acknowledge he shouldn't have been given the medication and waive their charges.  They also posted a notice to stop giving it to small dogs, so hopefully we saved another dog from experiencing what Pepper did.  It turns out the pharmaceutical company had changed its recommendations, but did not do anything to formally notify vets.  A complaint is being filed with the FDA.  According to the FDA, over 3,000 dogs have died from complications related to the medication. Again, a cautionary tale to make sure you read the information on any medication you're given for your pets.


  1. It's so pretty! I wonder if it's tall enough for a bench?

  2. Very sweet! I actually have a little dresser just like that and it holds a flat screen TV! And I had never made the connection before, but now every time to mention taking something to Mr. P's Emporium, I will think of your very special Mr. P.


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