Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Antique dresser refinshed!

Do you remember back in January when I told you that we were gifted a dresser that once belonged to my husband's great grandmother? The one that looked like this BEFORE I began to work on it...

I am happy to report, after stripping it, sanding, sanding, sanding it, staining it, not liking it, staining it, still not liking it, priming it and painting, painting, painting it... It's finally done!
Benjamin Moore black paint in eggshell finish is my new best friend.

Linking to Metamorphosis Monday
and DIY Project Parade

18 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Amy--this is amazing!!!! What a fantastic job you did! You should be so proud!

I want to tell you that I'm having a Linky party this coming Friday July 9....it's on my inspirational blog called I Owe it All to Him..
Anyway, nothing to make at all--yay! Just need a pic of your spiritual place...can be inside or outdoors..I'd love for you to join us. You're more than welcome to link up.
Hugs,
Cindy

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Looks great! I love their paint too and I also love BLACK!!!
Bonnie

Mimi said...

Wow, that came out really nice, Amy.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece! Your hard work really paid off. Great job.

McCarthy Designs said...

Great job Amy, you have worked hard at restoring the dresser and the end result was well worth it. xx

Diane said...

Beautiful job. I love finding "gently used" items and restoring them to loveliness. :O)

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh wow! It's beautiful! I have some old furniture that might look better that way--hmm...

Susan said...

Honestly, Amy. It looks fabulous. And how wonderful to have an heirloom story behind it! Great job! Susan

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

That is quite a transformation! I don't know that I would have had the courage to tackle it. Beautiful!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Amy it's wonderful!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning. It looks like a competely different piece - no dings but just a sold fresh black dresser. Glad I stopped by.

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Amy!! Look what you did!!!!! I love the size and lines of the dresser, and you have given it a wonderful new life! Great job.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Hi Amy! I'm really impressed by your dresser! What a difference--you have great vision to be able to plan this from the original! Linda@ morefunlesslaundry

Sharlotte said...

Wow! This is quite a transformation! I love your dresser. I know it was a lot of work but it's a beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and visiting!
Sharlotte
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Patty said...

Are you sure that's the same dresser? I need proof! Just kidding. You did an amazing job. I need to consult you about some of my projects that seem impossible. Your project has impressed me very much. It will be beautiful for many years to come. Wow...I can imagine the time you poured into it. I'm proud of you for not giving up!!

Hugs from me.

Patty said...

Are you sure that's the same dresser? I need proof! Just kidding. You did an amazing job. I need to consult you about some of my projects that seem impossible. Your project has impressed me very much. It will be beautiful for many years to come. Wow...I can imagine the time you poured into it. I'm proud of you for not giving up!!

Hugs from me.

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful! I love the new look. Black is stunning! Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! You did an amazing job! :)

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