I bought this dresser off Craigslist on Saturday before the show. Thought it would be perfect for my mom’s smaller guest bedroom, but—no. Disappointing.
So I made the decision to go forward with it as an addition to what went to the show. Yikes.
Sadly, the legs had been lopped off, but otherwise it was in fabulous condition! Isn’t it beautiful anyway?!?
Thinking in REsale terms now, it needed to be “current” but neutral. I chose to paint it Ben Moore’s Alabaster White and Wickham Gray.
But first, it required a lot of priming.
A few other things also happened—
First, I re-contoured the lopped off legs with the belt sander.
2nd, I replaced the missing drawer stops. . .
and 3rd, I added 1½” reproduction wood wheels to bring back some extra height.
After several coats of primer, I went back to choose what would be where for this two-tone paint job.
Luv’d it’s original hardware—sure can’t improve on perfection!
I decided to add a little daily mantra- Carpe Diem
I love how the dresser finished out, and was sad to think of not keeping it, but was so sure it would sell at the Main St Market. What a shock and disappointment to bring it back with me.