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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.
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.
What have you redone in your home lately? Leave me a link to see!


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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