Antique Oak Dresser with Ornate Mirror

Looking back at the before pictures of this antique dresser has really encouraged me this morning! It’s easy to forget the transformation when I’ve been looking at the finished product in my studio the last couple of weeks. Continue reading “Antique Oak Dresser with Ornate Mirror”

Vintage Empire Dresser Meets Mint Chocolate Chip

When I stepped back from my glaze work (the brown finish) on this dresser, my stomach began to growl. I think the chocolaty-brown glaze over my Persian Blue milk paint turned this piece into a green mint-chocolate-chip dream and it made me have nothing but ice cream on my brain.

I’m joking.

Kind of.

I scored this piece off a Facebook garage sale group from a kind man who owns a moving company. When I saw his photo, I was hoping to restore it with a dark java stain, but I ended up painting it because the veneer wasn’t in the best of shape (this is what happens when you buy furniture in the dark).

-Funny side note, I picked this dresser up at 9:00 p.m., but right before that my GPS led me to  his neighbor’s home. When I asked his neighbors how much I owed them for the dresser, they looked at me like I was a CRAZY woman. -_-

So, I really did want to restore it originally. But once I looked at the piece in the light, I realized it wasn’t going to happen. Sometimes, it’s okay when our ideas crash around us; because the challenge the crash creates makes us dig a little deeper into our creativity to find a solution. Which I did!

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Faux Pottery-Barn-Black-Finish Dresser

Happy Hump Day!

Boy am I glad to have the windows open, a cool breeze drifting through the house, and ample sunshine all around. Spring seems to have finally embraced Maryland and my pasty white legs are shyly wearing shorts again (my poor neighbors!).

I wanted to share this fun curb-side find with you for a little inspiration on the “trash” you may find in your neighborhood before trash day, online, or even something you’re considering tossing to the side. Continue reading “Faux Pottery-Barn-Black-Finish Dresser”