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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black Dresser

I can't believe I haven't posted in almost three weeks. I have had so much to share, but haven't gotten around to taking pictures so I could. I finished a dresser that has been in dire need of a paint job for at least two years as well as a table I have had even longer. I am really pleased with how they both turned out.  I will post about the dresser now and save the table for a later post.
Here she is getting ready to be repainted. She was a dark brown. You can't see how bad the paint job is from the pictures, but believe me it is not good. I picked her up at a yard sale for $35 a couple of years ago. She came with a beautiful mirror attached that I did repaint right away and it now hangs in my guest room. I guess I will have to share that one too one day. She also had no knobs at all. 
 Here comes Zeus, he always needs to be in on the action.
Pretty dismal picture, sorry the sun was a bit bright that morning. Can you believe this has been in place for several years with me only dreaming of paint. Now she is finally ready to start the transformation.
And here she is all finished, isn't she beautiful?
I painted her with Behr Black Suede semi gloss. I was going to distress her, but decided against it. I may in the future, but for now I like her the way she is. My sweet sister who lives near a Hobby Lobby got me the clock knobs. I have been wanting some and of course there are no Hobby Lobbys in the whole state of Oregon. I do wonder why, love that place. Whenever I visit my sister I want to take the whole store back with me. Unfortunately what I want to take won't fit into my suitcase!!

Another view. I love the black against the red walls. I know a lot of you are doing away with the red and leaning towards lighter colors, but I do love my red walls. Took me a long time to convince my husband it was OK to paint a wall red. Also love the richness of it.

Close up of the knobs. I love clocks so this is perfect for me. My grandson Marcus and I went on a hunt and found 38 clocks in my house. I really thought I might have more, but that is all. Need a few more, don't you think? 

Check out those sexy legs!

Loving the new look. Let me know what you think.

Linking up at:
Savvy Southern Style
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. I think it looks great black, and I love the knobs. You did a great job.

  2. What a fabulous piece! I love the design, cool little drawer on top. You've done a super job on the redo. Especially the adorable little clock knobs, so cute!

  3. What a gorgeous and unusual piece. Great job!

  4. This piece looks terrrific in black! I look forward to you linking to the Potpourri Friday party!

  5. Great restoration project! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm sure your pear butter will turn out delicious!

  6. Hi Vikki! I think the piece turned out fabulous. You did a great job transforming this piece. Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my DIY chalk paint.

  7. She is beautiful and grand! I'm your newest follower, stop by for a blog visit.

  8. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for following my blog! I am your newest follower!

  9. Hi! I'm stopping back by to say I am delighted that you linked to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you and hope to see you again this Friday!

    I couldn't help but smile when I read that you had live with this piece of years, knowing you wanted to change it. I have a couple of those and I'm more motivated now that I've seen what you did!

  10. Looks great....I'm your newest follower. Please visit me and follow me, too. Thanks!

  11. Great job on the dresser, love the knobs! ;) I love anything old with casters.