The painted Dresser

February 12, 2013 by 36 Comments

Recently I decided the guest bedroom needed some fluffing and got busy painting a small vintage dresser that had been stored in the closet  for a while. I used left-over paint from a previous project and did my best to achieve the look that says:  They still love me, after all these years!

Paint The oak dresser has several coats of paint on it,  the latest color is “City Storm” by Valspar. As you can tell I distressed it quite a bit after the painting process so that the previous color shows through.

dresser It still has the original hardware (hanging on by a thread, literally) which I painted black and used some sandpaper to reveal some of the original color around the edges.

dresser 1 Here is just a sneak-peak of what I’ve been working on…..

guest bedroom 1 Can I just say, at this rate it will take me forever to finish this room…ha!  Stay tuned!!

So glad you stopped by….love to hear from you!

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch, my repurposed life


36 Responses to “The painted Dresser”
  1. Martina says:

    Beautiful job Moni! I love it!!

  2. That little dresser has looked beautiful with every color you’ve painted it. This one is particularly gorgeous. Is that new bedding I see?

  3. Jenna says:

    That looks great!

  4. Debbie says:

    The dresser is beautiful Moni! I love what you did with the knobs. For some reason, I never think to paint and distress hardware, but yours looks awesome. I’ll have to give it a try sometime.


  5. Suzan says:

    Absolutely beautiful – what a perfect shade of gray – and love how the white is peaking through – Gorgeous!

  6. Donna Wilkes says:

    Love the gray – love a piece of furniture that transforms when you need it to!

  7. Angela C says:

    This is beautiful, I love the distressing, its really pretty :)

  8. What a pretty color gray..great piece of furniture :)

    via WOW

  9. Maureen says:

    Wonderful job of painting and distressing the dresser! I’m sure the room will come together in it’s own good time.

  10. It looks awesome / great job! :)

  11. Shannon says:

    I love the dresser! It looks just beautiful! I have a dresser I haven’t quite figured out what to do to yet…you have inspired me:) Thank you for sharing! I am visiting from the Savvy Southern Style link party.

  12. Moni, This is a beautifully painted and distressed! The color is soft and muted and perfect! I love the height for next to a bed.
    I’m glad I am not the only one who take forever to finish a project… slow and steady wins the race!
    Thanks for sharing at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  13. Karen says:

    Your dresser looks great, love the distressing.

  14. gretchen says:

    You’ve inspired me! I love this!!!

  15. Tricia says:

    <3 it! Just swinging by from 52 Mantels to say "hi"….which converted me to a follower! Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is beautiful! I absolutely love the color and the distressing is perfect. Really great job, can’t wait to see the whole space.

  17. Ruth says:

    Looks fabulous. I love the color and distressing.

  18. a lovely re-do with a fabulous result. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  19. Helen says:

    Your dresser looks perfect. So glad it worked out well for you. Hope you visit me on the SNS hop.
    Thanks, Helen

  20. Lisa Lynn says:

    Love how it turned out :) Found you on Thursday Favorite Things and I would love to invite you over to The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  21. I have a small dresser I’ve been planning on working on. Isn’t it wonderful when you’re finished?
    Popped over from Under the Table & Dreaming…but I didn’t see that you posted a link to it here.
    Have a great week!

  22. Heather says:

    The color combo on this dresser is beautiful! I love what you have done.

  23. Robin says:

    Came over from Met Monday! That is the perfect color and the way you distressed it gives the piece a soft well loved look~
    Happy Monday~
    All Things Heart and Home

  24. Amber says:

    I love the color of this dresser. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Feel free to link this up for Moonshine Monday @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop :)

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  25. tricia says:

    I love the weathered look of this piece. Well done!

  26. It matches your bedroom perfectly!
    Thanks so much for linking this pretty post!

  27. Very nice! I love that color and how much you distressed it!
    Selene @

  28. Carissa says:

    so awesome and chic!

  29. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the color and the distressing!

  30. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #63!

  31. kristin says:

    The dresser is just gorgeous!!!

  32. gail says:

    that is a beautiful piece of furniture and I LOVE how you painted and distressed it!

  33. tricia says:

    This turned out lovely! I call it “fluffing” when I change things up in our cottage too! So glad I found your blog :)

  34. awesome times ten! it’s got that heathered, soft and suede-y look i love.


  35. Bethany says:

    You did it again!!!!

    SOOOOOOOO gorgeous. I am in love with this piece and cant wait to see the whole room too!!

    Thank you for always inspiring me.

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