I’ve seen the distressed furniture all over the web. ’Miss Mustard Seed‘ always inspires me, as does ’4 the Love of Wood’. So I took that inspiration and added some perspiration!
I found a solid wood dresser at the Sally Ann for $30.
Sanded it down, painted it white (2 coats), then sanded it again (really rough) and then rubbed some walnut stain on it to dirty it up. I used stain instead of wax since I always change my mind about decor and with wax, it’s a done deal, you cannot paint over wax without a ton of sanding and prepping. So I used the stain which I can easily paint over again if I change my mind. And when I got the look I wanted…I sealed it! I added new crystal knobs on the top drawers and spray painted the existing larger handles black.
And here she is…
I love how it turned out…
And with the addition of just one word that I just had to paint on the top…
I think it turned out quite LOVELY!
My clothes are excited to be in the new dresser! Even with the cupboard doors that I put on upside down! I’m loving the look…or just can’t be bothered to change it…you decide.
Ever your phlegmatic ocean soul furniture distresser,