Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER



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Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER

Welcome back my Beauties!
I hadn't planned on doing a post today,
but I am in PROJECT mode before we leave for Spring Break and I had to bring some furniture into the booth, so I figured I would share one of the projects I had just finishes.
I picked up this dresser at the thrift shop for a steal.
I knew it was beat up, but it was SOLID and a BEAST 
so I knew it just needed a little TLC to bring it back to a functioning piece of furniture.
BEFORE Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER
Lucky for me the base was the most beat up.
The drawers were actually pretty good and just needed to be cleaned up to bring back their pretty grain.


MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see them all cleaned up.
Since this thing was so solid I wanted to save what wood finish I could.
The rest of the piece was so hacked up I knew that it would have to be sanded down.
RYOBI CORDLESS PALM SANDER RANDOM ORBITAL MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
So I grabbed my favorite little tool, my Ryobi Cordless Sander and got to work.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
I tested a few colors next to the drawers before I started sanding and I went from there.
For the base I picked one of General Finishes new colors "Alabaster"
I don't tend to paint things white. I love color!
But this was like the perfect creamy white that played off perfectly with the hardware and the drawers.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
You can see here just after one coat, how much it changed the look of the base. 
No longer beat up, it looked fresh and clean!
GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see it playing off the wood and the brass hardware.
It was perfect.


Since this is Michigan, I had to photograph the piece at my booth!
At least I didn't have to freeze my fingers off to photograph it.

BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER
So there you have it!  One of about the million projects I have been working on.
I hope you are enjoying some warm and spring like weather.
We have to leave the state to get that, so we will be traveling a thousand miles to see the sun and warm!
BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT NEW COLOR ALABASTER DIY MAKEOVER

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Until next time,
Stay warm!

4 comments:

Sheila Zeller said...

Your makeovers are always so inspiring. This one is a beauty, and I think it caught my attention because white isn't a first go-to for me either, but WOW! Does this ever make the grain of the wood pop in the drawers. Beautiful!! Was the missing drawer pull tucked inside the drawer when you bought the dresser, or did you have to source that one? Love what you did here!!

Art Is Beauty said...

Thank you Sheila! IT was tucked inside thankfully! I was looking at new handles but of course there were very few choices for the 5 inch pull. Thank you so much for your kind words. Funny how WHITE paint is outside our comfort zone ! :)

Marie Blackburn said...

Karin, that is too funny! I've got a dresser on the go in the workshop right now that is very similar to yours and I'm doing an almost identical finish. Great minds think alike! Love the white against the pretty stained drawers. Quite the difference from the before. Pinned 😍

Art Is Beauty said...

@marieBlackburn That is too funny. I have never seen a dresser like this before so I can't wait to see one almost like it!

How exciting!

Karin