You all know that I love a good painted piece of furniture as much as you do. Recently one of my friends just moved for a new job and contacted me saying she didn’t have a dresser and could she hire me to find one and paint it. She liked the pieces in my house and wanted something in her new place. Of course, I excitedly said yes.
My first step was finding the perfect dresser for my friend. She wanted straight lines and more of a modern feel. I happened to be at Salvation Army store one day. (Okay, let’s be honest. I happen to be there almost every day.) I came across this dresser by a company called Dixie.
I thought this would be perfect for my friend, so I brought this bad boy home. The dresser is very sturdy with a smooth finish and good, strong, working drawers.
I also liked the handles and knew after a little paint they would look great, and I could reuse them.
The day I began work on this dresser was beautiful and so perfect for working outside. I did sand and prime before I went to the painting step. She wanted a mossy green so I used Olympic paint and in the color Moss Point in satin.
I wanted the dresser to have a statement point, and the trim around the drawers was the perfect thing. After painting the dresser, I went in with a little brush and painted the trim black.
Ta dah! Here is the after. I love it, and so does my friend. (Sorry the after pictures are in my garage.) I just love what a little paint and T.L.C. can do to update a dresser.
Linking to Between Naps on the Porch