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Reno: Antique Dresser

About a year ago I purchased an antique dresser at an Estate Sale for about $10. I liked the style, the large drawers, the massive mirror, and the price. I can't believe it actually took a year to get this to where we wanted it. After the initial deep cleaning (all 10? 20? spider EGG SACKS) It sat for months at our in-laws storage unit, and then a long time it sat in our own room, unused, and still rife with age and nicks.
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I have a half of a small closet to put all of my clothes--every season, too, in 3 of these things. It's not much, but I have minimal amounts of clothing so it worked for a year. I think, however, that Stefan was a little, ahem, crammed. He asked me what color of paint I wanted, and on a nice sunny day he and the kids set to work to painting.
Here is the after, with new Anthropologie (sale!) knobs attached. It's a nice sky-blue color, and goes well with the picture set on top. The other three items are a green bowl (made by a local Grace Chapel potter), an IKEA milk bottle, and a glass vase? candle holder? I believe from my mother in law. I like the look of it all together.
(Please excuse the poor lighting. Even the middle of the day, with all lights on and windows open, this is the best I can get with a point and shoot. I guarantee it's cute and "breezy" upon entrance.)
These would not have been my first choice of knobs, and in fact the only two reasons I selected them were because they 1) were in the sale bin and 2) had a matching amount of 8. Most Antropologie knobs are adorable and almost offensively priced. ONE knob for $8-14.95...when you normally need 6-8 is just downright cruel. I do think, however, that cute hardware makes or breaks a piece of reno'ed furniture (here are the ones we got for Anikka's room) and so I was glad that I got these for a decent price and that they match other colors throughout our bedroom and house. It was either these or the Japanese fish.
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What have you redone in your home lately? Leave me a link to see!

Comments

Anonymous said…
looks great! and, i LOVE knobs :) i have been wanting to paint rowan's dresser, (as it has been used with all three kiddos and has seen better days), and this makes me more excited to do it!

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