I found this old dresser in the corner of a shop resting on it’s side. When they said $5 I scooped it up without much inspection. When I got it home and out of the car I was pleasantly surprised!
On a walk down to the beach we came across this ombre garage door which inspired the ombre colored dresser drawers
It looked like someone started to strip it down to re-paint it but stopped short. The two toned drawers gave me a leg up on the whole ombre theme.
I sanded the piece down
Fill in all the gaps, missing wood, chips and holes with wood filler
After the wood filler dries, sand it down smooth
Remember how I said I was pleasantly surprised!? Well when I opened the drawer there laid the original castors, plastic jewelry holders and a label!
“Architectural Modern by Morris Los Angeles California” what a score for $5! This was originally a well made piece and had the round cool lines of mid century modern style!
This pic shows the water damage on the top of the dresser. Using a razor blade we removed all the chipping and lifting wood.
Before I started to paint I glued the castors in with wood glue and let dry overnight
First I white washed the whole dresser. Add water to white paint. Wearing gloves dip an old towel in the mix and spread over the whole piece. Let dry. Then start with the lightest top drawers. Add a very small amount of blue paint to white paint. Coat with a thin layer. Then for the next set of drawers add more blue paint, repeat for the last set of drawers.
As you can see in the before picture this dresser did come with drawer pulls. I picked up some plain wooden knobs from my local hardware store. Using twine and a hot glue gun I starting hot gluing the twine to the base of the knob. Wrapping and gluing around the knob as I went. I coated each knob with a thin coat of clear craft varnish to prevent stray twine hairs from getting unraveled.
Start gluing twine at the base and continue wrapping until you reach the middle.
This is soooo easy! So much cheaper than spending $5-$10 for each knob!
DIY twine knob pull tutorial So much cheaper than spending $5-$10 for each knob!
I was really happy with the finished product! It matched so well with our beach themed room
Beach themed decorating
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