Dresser Turned Buffet; Furniture Revamp!
This is my $10 dresser from Goodwill. I found it months ago and have been working on it my spare time.
I wanted something tall, a bit narrow and with drawers to use in my dining room. I was looking for a buffet, but this fit the bill perfectly.
It had great lines and those nice dovetail joints, and the drawers were fabulous.The paint was hard to get off, so I stripped it, and sanded, and stripped it and sanded……..
It will eventually go into Olivia’s room when we move around the upstairs, and I wanted it to be a nice, fresh, neutral color, so I painted it “Camembert” – the same color as the bottom of the dining room walls and trim. Her room will be in chocolate brown and pale green, but since the dresser is going to be in the dining room for a while I wanted something to snazz it up a bit.
The “H” is chocolate brown and the embellishment is a pretty pale green.
I added green glass knobs…..
And finally put it in the dining room this weekend. It holds my formal silverware, all my table cloths and other table linens (arranged by season of course – yes I’m that dorky) and still has plenty of room to spare…..
I painted it inside and out (I wanted the drawers to be nice and fresh) and coated all the runners of the wooden drawers with candle wax so they’d slide easier. There’s no metal hardware at all in the drawers – it’s wood on wood.
It’s the perfect size for the dining room and looks pretty when you come through the front door.
Hopefully, the “H” makes it seem NOT so much like a bedroom dresser…..
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