The year was 1981. Not even kidding.
My dad bought this dresser....and two others similar to it...
at an auction for $15.
That means each dresser cost him $5.
I was pregnant at the time with my oldest son, Fielding.
My dad stripped the dresser down,
and redid her.
I was living in Houston at the time, and he sent the
redone dresser down to me
to use in my newborns nursery.
Those first few months
it was even a changing table.
For the next (almost) 30 years,
the dresser has served us in
and many rooms.
In the same condition
as when my dad redid her....in 1981!
This little dresser got some new duds.
I painted the drawers Louis Blue chalk paint.
Then if you look closely,
you can see
where I dry-brushed Duck Egg chalk paint
over the drawers in spots.
This sweet little dresser has
that all still work!
While I did like the original hardware,
sometime in the last (almost!) 30 years,
we lost a knob
and broke another.
So I went to Hob Lob for knobs. (say that 3 times.)
I painted the body and the top
of the dresser in
Old White chalk paint.
I distressed and put on a very
that I mixed with a spoonful (literally)
of Duck Egg.
I love the mixed knobs.
It was a case of not being able to
decide which ones I liked best.
So why not mix them?
The green is a tad brighter than the
Duck Egg, but it blends, and I like it....!
The white knobs are
They reflect both the green and blue and white colors
of the dresser!!
I by painting it, the little details
of the dresser
are brought out.
The dresser is now a
on my Hubby's side
of the bed.
He walked into the room
and said instantly
"That looks really good."
You know how husbands are...
If you don't have to arm-wrestle them
for a compliment
or squeeze it out of them...
then it must look good!
Although when I showed
"What was wrong with it looking like wood?"
To each their own.
I love it.
When I finally get my bedroom done
I will show you how pretty the
By the way,
I originally left the top natural,
it was my Hubby's idea
to go back and paint
the top white!
Not bad for a $5 dresser that was old (almost) 30 years ago!
Her facelift gives her another 30 years!
I am linking this to Thrifty Treasure's and Metamorphosis Monday's and Wow Us Wednesday's. and No Minimalist Here Open House Party.! and Furniture Friday and Show and Tell Friday.
Go by and check them out!