Todays victim used to be my Grandmothers dressing table and I’ve had my eyes on it for years and years. Finally I got the chance to give it the makeover that I was dying to give it a long time ago.
But first you guys need to see how this dresser looked before.
It was in an excellent condition, my Grandmother used to take super good care of everything and this dresser was no exception. I’ve literally grown up with this dresser and looking at the same thing over an over again for almost about 25 years, I would say it was high time for a makeover.
I know most of you guys would say that you should have kept it the way it was but NOPE not me, the moment I got my hands on it I went crazy 😉
The color I chose to paint this dresser was a Teal color.
Before painting I had to remove the hardware which was quiet the pain since it was such an antique piece the knobs were jammed. Took me a good 15 mins on each drawer knob, thankfully there were just four!
This is an up close shot of how drawer knobs look after about almost 40 years or more of use. They needed an upgrade thats for sure.
I really liked the shape of it hence I decided to keep them!
The table and the drawers got two coats of the paint and I let it dry completely before I went in with my stencilling.
The top of the dresser I kept untouched since I liked the dark wood shiny finish which is probably the first and last time I would be in favor of keeping the original color of the wood!
History has been made people 😉
And then it was time for the stenciling.
I went in with the color White as a contrast over the Teal. I switched between using a Foam Roller Brush and a stencil brush.
I stenciled the sides of the dresser as well as the mirror. For the mirror I used Liquid Gold Gilding and stenciled the four corners.
I also used this to freshen up the drawer knobs and after just one polish they were completely transformed. Bye Bye rusty old knobs
When the mirror was complete I went in and painted the sides of the mirror Teal, as well as the base of the mirror.
Trust me I tried my best to clean the mirror as much as I could but seems like it was just not having it.
Then it was just a matter of attaching the hardware and the dresser was complete.
Now it’s time to be bombarded with some beauty shots 😉
What do you guys think?