A few weeks ago one of our neighbors was getting rid of a dresser, so we went to check it out. We really like the lines of it, but not the color! We took it home and got to work!
This is after I had already started filling in some dents and taking off the hardware. I almost forgot to take a before picture! The dresser was a purple color with red accents. Its a Henry Link dresser from the Bali Hai line from the 1970's, obviously painted at some point as the original dressers are a pale yellowish color. I'd love to find the tall version of this dresser to replace our other dresser. Let the hunt begin! I'd even settle for the smaller/shorter long dresser.
And here is the after! I painted it grey with yellow accents. I used an oil based paint which gave it a really nice finish.
I still want to put a coat of polyurethane on the top to give it even more protection, but for now its done! We went back and forth on replacing the hardware or giving it a coat of paint. We ended up just keeping them as is and we're really happy with that decision.
Here's a before and after picture. You can click to make it bigger if you want.
This is part of our bedroom, its hard to get the whole room in one shot because it's pretty bigger and a little oddly shaped. Can you spot Edgar, Douglas, Henry, and even Nora? haha. Slowly but surely its coming together. Once Cash is in his own room our bedroom will look a little less cluttered, but for the time being we are happy to share the room with him! I'm not ready for him to be all on his own yet.
This was my first real furniture makeover and I'm really excited for how it turned out. It also gives me the confidence for the other dresser we have waiting in the shed! I plan on doing that one for Cash's bedroom. I also plan to build a new top for it as it has some damage on the very top.