Way back in November when we were in the thick of trying to get Loblolly Manor ready for Thanksgiving, my aunts found a nine-drawer dresser for me. They’re always really good to pick up things they think my customers will like or to call me when they find something that “suits my style.” I can’t tell you how many times they’ve saved me when I needed an emergency piece for the booth.
Since I was coming home for Thanksgiving anyway they agreed to store the dresser and I picked it up that weekend. It was so late when we loaded it up after a family bonfire one night, I didn’t even to get a good look at the dresser. So, you can imagine my giggles when I got it home.
Apparently the previous owner likes to organize as much as I do.
Sure, the dresser was a pale yellow and some of the drawers needed to be shored up but I knew my customers would love all of the drawers for storage.
Check out the bamboo inspired accent trim.
If you ever come across a finish like the top of this dresser that looks and feels slick, you need to take the extra time to sand it a bit. This helps give the piece some tooth and allows the paint to adhere better. I used 120-grit sandpaper on the entire piece.
Two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and one coat of furniture paste wax later the pale yellow dresser had been given a fresh look.
I decided to keep all of the original hardware in tact because it was in good shape.
I love these layers of textures too.
It might not look like it but this dresser is crazy heavy. I can’t wait to find out who takes it home.
A special thank you to my aunts for looking out for me and for loving and supporting this dream of mine. You guys are the best!
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing my latest finds from the treasure trail.