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Paint a Farmhouse Dresser

This pretty  dresser my husband found for me on the side of the road after telling me not to bring any more furniture into the house. 🙂 Yep, He’s a keeper. It was a nice size and while the drawers were scratched, the top was in great shape. It was perfect to paint it and make it into a farmhouse dresser. It was also going to be great extra storage for us!

Wood dresser before painting

Like I had mentioned, the top was actually in fantastic condition and the wood was a really pretty color, so I decided to leave it for now. It already had  a really nice, hard coat of shellac. It worked out well to not have to refinish the entire dresser. I love the natural wood showing through, especially with the contrast of the painted white wood.

Natural wood dresser top

All she needed was a good cleaning and coat of paint (or two). I don’t know why but it seemed like a “she”.  After giving her  a slight sanding and adding a few coats of Benjamin Moore White Dove and new crystal handles, she was pretty again.
White painted dresser withw wood top
She is going to be my “office” and storage for my inside art supplies. The drawers are a greats size to hold all kinds of things. You can never have enough storage in a smaller home.

Paint by number barn painting

I was excited I finally had  a place to display the “new-to-me”  paint-by-number picture I bought from The Farm Chicks show and my grandmother’s mirror and $4 Goodwill lamp with a burlap shade trimmed in lace.
P.S. head over to Miss Mustard Seed Creations for more furniture makeovers,

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19 Comments

  1. Love it ALL! Good job girl 🙂
    I am so in love with your burlap lampshade….did you stencil the design on there and add the lace? Too cute!

  2. Your goodwill lamp is like the one I can’t afford at the Pottery Barn! Great find! The dresser is lovely, you could use it in any room of the house. Always a pleasure visiting! Love, Penny

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