Monday, March 19, 2012

Antique Dresser in Pumpkin

I picked up this great, not-so-little antique dresser a couple of weeks ago.  I've been doing a lot of black and white so I wanted to do something a little off-beat with it.  I had a girl ask if I had a dresser, I said I did, and she told me to do whatever I wanted with it.  I told her I wanted to do a pumpkin color and she said to go for it.  Yea! Love when that happens!! :)

It was already in good condition except for the veneer on the bottom drawer. 

Before you take a peek at the after you have to know I didn't sleep very well after I painted this one.  I've never painted anything this color and I was so worried she wouldn't like it!  Before I showed it to her I told her I would be happy to paint it again if she wasn't happy with it, and when she saw it she said, "Why?  What's wrong with it?  I love the color!"  Needless to say, I was so happy! :)


Ok, so  seriously, pictures never do a color justice.  This color has a lot of depth to it in person and I absolutely love it with the distressing. 

Is it weird that this makes my heart beat just a little faster? lol  I adore it.

great feet!

These spindles are to die for, and are my absolute favorite part about this dresser.  I love the warmth and the softness of the wood (especially with this color).

This is a better shot of what the color really looks like. 

She may not be for everybody, but I love it!


p.s.  I asked her what her husband was going to say and she says, "He won't know...he's color blind!"  (He really is color!!)

color = Saffron Thread SW
Stain as glaze = Dark Walnut by Minwax
poly = Varathane in semi-gloss (yup, I love it!)
hardware = stuff I dug out of a bucket and painted with Oil Rubbed Bronze by Krylon (I always say repurpose if you can!)


  1. I love it! You are so good at this furniture re-do stuff. It's gorgeous!

  2. Thank you Dawna...The more I look at it the more I like it. Might have to do something close to this in my living room. :)

  3. i think it turned out awesome. and even better that her husband has no clue really what color it is.

  4. WOW Lisa!!! Beautiful indeed. Great work! You can come over to my house and do a few of my pieces of furniture!!!! =)


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