This little tiny dresser was purchased at a yard sale two weeks ago. It was actually the main reason I even stopped at their sale... the rest of their junk was just that... junk!
It was a little too shabby without very much chic! I know some people may have liked it just the way it was, but really, the paint was kind of gross.
So, I gave it a good sanding, then several coats of white paint. The white was a little too crisp looking for the piece, so I did something I don't normally do. After applying the clear wax, I used some aging wax, and it added just the right dimension. I used Americana Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt. It's quite thick and has great coverage. I love it!
I also added that fun bicycle ad to the top drawer. It's hand painted on and the image is from the Graphics Fairy.
I couldn't figure out how to get the pulls off, so they had to stay. They weren't screwed through so maybe they're glued on? Who knows!
It's such a unique size. I think it may be handmade possibly. It would make a great nightstand or side table, even. I can picture it in a small entry as a great drop-spot, too.
And just for fun, here's a look at my second attempt. The all white as seen above was actually the third attempt! Sometimes it just takes a little experimentation to get things right.
I first painted the top black, but found that while I love black and white, the contrast just felt too stark for this piece. Then, the next morning I dry brushed some blue over the black and on the first drawer. Umm... yeah, that just looked terrible! So, I got out the paint again and painted everything white.
How many times does it take you to get the right look?