You know by now that I love painting furniture. It is a way to give a tired piece an updated look. While I usually don’t pause one little bit when it comes to painting furniture, but I paused big time with this piece.
This Ethan Allen dresser was in my bedroom when I was growing up in Kentucky. When Yankee and I moved to upstate New York to our first house, my parents brought a truck load of furniture that they were ready to pass on since they were downsizing. I got my whole bedroom set which included this dresser, an Ethan Allen desk and an Ethan Allen bed. They are all beautiful but just not my style at this time.
This dresser and a desk were in our bedroom and I was using the desk as a vanity. I have not been happy with our bedroom for some time, and I think it was because everything was matchy, matchy. I moved the desk to a guest room and moved the dresser to the the wall where the desk used to be. Now we have a blank wall for a sitting area. This has yet to happen as I am deciding what will work best for the area.
This dresser was still not my cup of tea and I wanted to update it.
To update the dresser, I put into play these great pulls. I ordered them from Home Depot and couldn’t wait for their arrival.
The first thing I did was to start to remove the old handles. You can see they left a little bit of the pattern. Some were not as bad as others, but once I put the new handles on the dresser, I could not tell it was not the original pull.
One pull down and I was shocked at the difference.
This is a good way to see the difference.
There you go. This is how it looks after the new pulls were all put on. I love it. It is so much better.
Next up, I want to get rid of this mirror and hang a more modern mirror on the wall. It will be much less matchy, matchy. Stay tuned.
Update: Want to see the dresser with a new mirror? Click here for the post, it is amazing how the look changes even more.
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