This ornate dresser was part of a set I purchased, including a nightstand and matching mirrors featured in recent posts. This early 70’s set is marked by funky character–and was primed with potential for a new look!
I also chose Off White for the dresser, with heavy Tobacco colored Glaze accenting the detailed molding and ornate areas. Distressing popped out the original wood tones, and especially drew attention to the ornate areas on the top drawers and middle door.
The original pulls and hardware are a big part of the new look. They pop off the new color, and proclaim the vintage 70’s style!
This vintage Federal dresser was upstyled in Black, with distressing revealing the original wood tones. All the original pulls were reused, accept for the lower two middle drawers. Larger, similarly styled pulls were used to provide a better grip.
This maple six drawer dresser had serious issues! Initially, I wondered what I was thinking to have purchased it. It was spray painted purple and veneer was missing on the top corners. I threw out what pulls were left because they were spray painted a tacky looking silver.
After making repairs and sanding, paint, glaze, and distressing did their magic! Turquoisebrought the dresser back to life. Black Glaze highlighted the years of wear on the original finish, creating an eye-catching weathered look. New knobs and pulls topped off the rustic feel of this piece.