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April 7, 2011

New Life for an Antique Dresser

to look at this piece you would never guess it is over 120 years old
but it is,
i purchased it along with a matching chest and nightstand several years ago.
i liked the clean lines.
it was painted originally, but very worn.
i simply gave it a coat of white paint,
and taped off same size stripes on the sides.
using a mixture of black with brown paint,
i completed the stripes, drawers, and a block pattern on the top surface.
once it was dry,
i simply glazed over the entire surface to dull the white and protect the dark paint.

added porcelain round vintage knobs

and she was done.
could not have been easier
and requires no special painting skills.
i don't know about you,
but it looks "designer" to me.

thanks for stopping by today,
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Today I am joining with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday,


  1. That dresser is very pretty, I could whistle at those legs, good job on the paint!
    Have a lovely day!
    XXXX Ido

  2. Love this dresser. What kind of paint glaze did you use?

  3. What a beauty you've turned it into! I seem to lack painting skills. I tend to go the decoupage route. This piece is stunning!

  4. Hi Jana, Found you through Alison's Friday's Unfolded. I love what you did with the old dresser. I love projects and ideas like this. I know I would love your Shoppe!
    I am now your newest follower!

  5. I am in love with this! I love stripes!! They always remind me of my stripey tights :)


  6. Hi Jana,
    Yes, it looks designer all the way. I love it.
    The addition of the stripes makes it look perfect.


  7. Looks wonderful. Thanks for the great ideas!! Have a lovely weekend.

  8. I just love anything with stripes and chevron these days....I be grateful if you would link this up at my link partySimply Creations Link Party

  9. What a fabulous piece! I love it!

  10. that looks awesome! perfect for a boy's room!


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