While at a huge estate sale, I spotted a yellow dresser shoved in the corner in the back of the garage. It had definitely seen better days, but then again, those are my favorite kinds. When my father-in-law said he would help me load it into the truck, we had no idea just how heavy it would be. This is a solid piece.
For this piece, I just sanded it by hand, spray primed it and spray painted it. The color I chose was Rust-Oleum, satin “Claret Wine.”
I painted the hardware with a metallic silver – before it was dingy gold. I love the shape of this hardware.
The fun thing about painting a piece like this and knowing that there is a coordinating color underneath, is that you can distress it and have the original color shine through. Well, I couldn’t resist. Had I planned to do this, I would have gone about it in a different way…but out came the razor blades and sandpaper. (My friend Lisa helped me add a little character. I think she was just happy to take out a little aggression.) It was just enough to give it that added character.
Here’s what the piece turned into – perfect for a dresser or a buffet table. I heard she was adopted by someone very nice.
Can’t wait to find another one of these in need of some TLC! (Hey Lisa, keep that sandpaper handy, I’ll put you to work again.)