Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My new dressers!

Jason and I couldn't have timed our wedding more perfectly. My parents were just moving out of their old house and needing to unload their old furniture, and we were just starting a life together and needing to obtain furniture. In all, we inherited two couches, two dressers, a bookshelf, a twin bed (for guests), an iron shelf thingy and a partridge in a pear tree. OK, not really on that last one. Anyway ...

A couple years back when I was moving out on my own and didn't have a piece of furniture to my name, my parents gave me their old whitewashed entertainment center which I promptly refinished into a dazzling red with dark stain. It's pretty. And since Jason and I decided we liked the dressers, but didn't love them, we put my rusty refinishing skills to work and (drum roll please)
Before:


Not bad, but nothing to write home about (as my mom always says)


After:


A delightful yellow (not the yellow I picked out, but we'll take it!) with a dark stain to give it the antiqued vintage look. Trust me, it's pretty.

We're (I'm) working on the other dresser right now. I may post pictures when I'm done, but it'll probably feel slightly redundant since they are going to be the same color.

6 comments:

Elizabeth and Dan said...

Okay, I love that dresser! Excellent job. I need some of those skills for sure. What products did you use (type of paint, the thing to make it look old, etc.)?

Barb Elder said...

You did a great job. You are so gifted!

Macie said...

It turned out really cute! Now if you could just come do my kitchen table. . . :)

jessica said...

Fun project! I just wanted to drop in and see how things were going. We said we would keep in touch through the blogosphere...

Cheryl said...

I love the aniqued vintage look. It looks great!! Was it really hard to do?

Benjamin & Mollie said...

Jessie, I LOVE it!! I'm so jealous... I want one! You rock at refinishing :)