My husband had this old dresser that had been in his family for many years. It was actually his dresser when he was a baby and his brother’s dresser before that. Considering the sentimental value of this piece, I was quite nervous to take on the task of making it new and fun again. However, after MUCH consideration… I went for it! And I am SO happy with how it turned out!
This is how it looked when I began. I had done a small bit of sanding at this point and removed the drawers and hardware.
This was after one coat of milk paint… I was nervous… but pushed on.
After the second and third coat of milk paint, I was feeling a bit more optimistic!!
Drawers and hardware on and I had begun the distressing process here. I also re-stained the top of the dresser with a dark stain that turned out lovely.
My finished product. 🙂 I’m so in love! I hope I’ve inspired you to make something beautiful!