This weekend was one of those that flew by. We were so busy and any chance I got I was outside working on this set! I came across this dresser when I was out buying more paint. I thought it was the cutest piece and had so much potential. It was covered with goo from old stickers and some little boy probably drew all over it with pencil. I forgot to snap a before picture but here it is after sanding and before staining/paint.
I had a hard time deciding what to do with this one paint wise. I originally wanted to do it in a navy but I changed my mind last minute after looking for inspiration on Pinterest. I saw a nautical style dresser refinished in white with driftwood colored drawer fronts. I’m so happy I went with the two tone look. Very beachy but classic. I wish I had a before of the night stand. My husband actually found it at the dump! It was pretty gross so I bleached the entire thing inside and out and sat it in the sun for some much needed degerming. Just imagine it solid pine covered in dust and yuckiness. After bleaching I also sanded it all the way down.
Here is the after! I used a solid white non tinted semi gloss acrylic paint. I used a roller to apply for a smooth finish. The wood is stained using weathered oak stain by minwax. I topped the wood with Minwax finishing paste in special dark. I hand painted the propellers pulls in the same white paint and found the white anchor pulls at hobby lobby.
I found that old barrel at an antique garage sale yesterday! I love that it coordinates with the wood drawers.I stuffed it with a quilt a dear friend made for Nathan and the boys nursery pillow. I grabbed some of the boys decorations and staged this in Brayden’s room. I think the set looks awesome against the gray walls. I lined the drawers with gray chevron contact paper, mostly to cover up the pencil drawings on the bottom of the drawers but also to add a little charm and character.
I honestly wasn’t sure how this piece would look once finished. I didn’t know if it would look weird with the white propellers against the wood drawers but it turned out better than I could have imagined.
I love these little anchor pulls too. I think I might have to go stock up on them for when I finally re-finish the boys dressers.
You can purchase this set over in the shop for $350.
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