The Dresser

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.

The Wood DresserSanded 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…

New & Improved Dresser


I love how it turned out…The crystal knobs

And with the addition of just one word that I just had to paint on the top…

LovelyI think it turned out quite LOVELY!

In the bedroomMy 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,