I could not WAIT to get my hands on this dresser!  The hardware is just amazing and so unique and I love the curves of the drawers.   The clients and I decided that a light grey color with a stained top would enhance this already beautiful dresser.  As you can see in the before picture, the hardware was just blending in with the wood too much. These amazing pulls need to be on display, the focal point of this dresser. I restrained the top of the dresser in a walnut brown and did a little distressing around the edges of the top to play off the light distressing on the body of the dresser.  I have to say this is one of my favorite pieces and I wish it were mine! She's a beauty!   Flannel Grey by Behr and a Walnut stain by Minwax did the trick. 

It is just beautiful. You are so right about making the wonderful drawer pulls stand out.

11/22/2013 11:38:12 am

Thank you! Aren't those pulls just awesome! A little gothic looking but still so delicate.

11/21/2013 10:09:27 pm

Mandy this is so pretty, great job!! We winter in Palm Springs area and we were just over for the very first time to your Island, oh I was in heaven, just loved it and really want to go back over at Christmas time I heard the Del is just magnificent there, lucky you!

11/22/2013 11:39:51 am

Hi Kathy! You must make it here around the holidays, the Del Hotel is certainly spectacular in December, a must see. I live 4 blocks from it and definitely do not take it for granted :)

11/22/2013 07:41:50 am

Great makeover! You've turned this lovely lady into a knock out. Great job.

11/22/2013 11:40:31 am

Thank you so much Cindy, she was certainly fun to transform!

11/24/2013 11:14:11 am

love the dresser redo, the pulls are beautiful!

I would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

11/27/2013 02:38:51 am

Absolutely Lauren! Thank you!

12/3/2013 01:59:30 am

Thanks so much Mandy for letting me feature your project
I posted it and you can check it out here...


6/1/2014 11:52:54 pm

nice posts


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    Beauty on a Budget!  Former teacher turned furniture painter extraordinaire, who would have thought :) I live in sunny San Diego but more specifically on Coronado island, my fairytale home.  I love being a mom, wife, friend and entrepreneur.  Besides "Garage 36" I have been fortunate enough to own a business with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Helping people get the best skin of their lives and helping them grow their own business.  I really enjoy working from home on my terms and create my own lifestyle.

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