Friday, March 6, 2015

Pine Dresser/Hutch

This dresser and hutch was on my local classifieds page.  I must admit, the only reason I bought it is because I have nothing left and I was a little desperate to do something of my own.  It. Was. Ugly.  Yep, the kind of ugly only a furniture refinisher could love. Sorry big dresser.

Of course, that night I was up half the night thinking about what I wanted to do with it.  I had these pulls from Hobby Lobby on my brain and knew I wanted to work the piece around the pulls, so that's what I did! :)

I always love a soft white and a soft turquoise together and I knew I could make it work on this hutch. 

I had to sand the bejeebers out of it because it was so banged up.  I'm talking massive, deep scratches on the top and dents and dings everywhere (it is pine, so....)


 Before

The pulls were so outdated and just added to the heavy look of this piece.


 Before
I also knew the gold scrolling on the mirror had to go so my little brain was working on that, too.



 After

It's like a breath of fresh air!  It really is a large piece, but now it doesn't feel so overwhelming. 







 I love the turquoise and the mirror was just not working with it, so I decided a fun way to repurpose the space would be to add a cork board. Now it's perfect for notes, pictures, or even to hang jewelry.


 It's got this cute little cubby, too!  The more I look at it the more I love it!



 I wish I had taken a before of the top.  It was so bad.  I actually didn't think it was going to be salvageable, but with a lot of sanding it turned out beautifully!



 So cute! :)





 I absolutely love these knobs and pulls and was so excited to use both of them on the same piece!  I already told you how strange I am. ;)





















5 comments:

  1. WoW! This one is just incredible (I am clearly running out of ways to show my amazement at your vision and work)

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  2. I bought the same round knobs this week at hob lob! and I love the turquoise pulls. you're work is so inspiring..it knocks my socks off!

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  3. Beyond clever, my gosh you are talented, girlfriend!

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  4. Whaaaaa??? Your vision astounds me!!! And I'm not very easily astounded, just so you know.

    -andi

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