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!

PaintThe 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.

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

guest bedroom 1Can 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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