Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mint and Paisley Lace Farmhouse Style Dresser Makover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
Its time for another DIY FURNITURE GILR'S
Themed Furniture Makeover.
This months theme is Farmhouse style.
I saw this piece and I just knew this would be my piece.

Now bear with me on this post because there are a TON of pictures.
This dresser was one of those dressers that lets you know who is going to be in CHARGE,
and it was most definitely NOT me!
This piece came from an estate sale and I can only imagine that it had spent many many years in the garage as a multi purpose Crap Catcher and storage unit.
You can see from the top that parts of the veneer were falling off and other parts had just worn right down to the wood underneath. 

Lucky for me, veneer doesn't scare me...unless you think you are just gonna strip off the beat up veneer on the top and then find all this knotty worm wood underneath.
(Head slap)

So this meant I had to go to my supply of iron on veneer.
I replaced the nasty veneer that I had stripped of and used my iron to iron on new veneer where the most damaged pieces were.

Then I sanded them down even with the old veneer.
You can see from this photo where the 3 worst spots were.
Now for the other parts that had damaged veneer I decided that the worm wood would look good with the farmhouse style. I grabbed my Heat gun and started stripping off the damaged veneer from the front of the dresser.

You can see here what a mess it was but it was starting to look way better to me.
After stripping off veneer and putting on veneer the piece was finally ready.

Here you can see the piece all ready to be made pretty!

Now I was ready to start the transformation.
I grabbed some Walnut Rustoleum stain for the drawer fronts.
I stained those and when they were dry I grabbed my Paisley lace stencil and some acrylic cream paint and stenciled the pattern down the fronts of the drawers.
Once the paint was dry I lightly distressed them and sealed them with Rust-oleum Polyurethane in Satin
For the paint I chose Faux Real Mineral paint in Brava. It was a nice light mint colored green that has a fresh feel to it.
After it was all waxed and buffed it was time to add the new white and gold knobs.
I still can't even believe this is the same piece from the picture 
at the top of the post.
I love the mix of of wood and paint and pattern.

Don't think the thought of keeping this for myself didn't cross my mind.
But alas, I took it to my booth in Changing Thymes and it sold.
One less temptation. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this latest makeover and I hope you pop
on over to my fellow Bloggy friends to see what Farmhouse Style
Makeovers they did.


Unknown said...

This is so lovely, Karin! The paint, stain and stencil make for a charming combination!