This vintage dresser is one of my favorite curbside finds.
While I was visiting my sister in Southern California, we were, as usual, out yard saling, when we spotted this vintage dresser at the end of a driveway with this sign posted on it. I mean, I would have paid $15 for this beauty at a yard sale and here I was picking it up for free!
It was in pretty good shape when I found it, besides the missing hardware. My biggest concern was being able to replace the hardware since that can get pricey, especially when there are 18 places drilled in the dresser where hardware used to be.
I decided to simplify and, so I patched all the previous hardware holes with wood putty before painting.
While I was helping a customer decide on a Chalk Paint color for her newly purchased armoire, we painted a sample board with Chateau Gray and then applied dark wax. I loved how the Chateau Gray looked with dark wax over it, so I decided to try it on this dresser. Chateau Gray seems to be a misnomer because it is truly a shade of green. I think it is close to the popular decorator color a few years back called sage green.
I was not sure what hardware I wanted for this piece, so I patched all the holes, figuring I could redrill them later, once I picked which hardware I wanted. This dresser sure looked plain without any knobs.
I decided I wanted oil rubbed bronze bin pulls for this dresser. I went to Home Depot to check out the prices and there was no way I was paying $5.99 per bin pull on a dresser I got for free. I originally planned on putting two pulls per drawer, so that would have been over seventy dollars plus tax. I searched on Ebay and found these lovely, oil rubbed bronze bin pulls for only two dollars a piece.
After I got the bin pulls in the mail, I had Nancy hold them up on the drawers and we decided the dresser looked better with just one pull in the center of each drawer.
I have to give credit to Mr. Rubbish, whose excellent math and spatial skills came in handy, for locating and drilling the two holes required for each bin pull to line up exactly centered on each drawer.
This dresser sold at Loot this past weekend after being at the shop for less than a week. Not bad for a roadside find!
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