I came across this dresser at a local yard sale and it was totally covered in graffiti. Once we got it over to Loot, Mr. Rubbish got to work sanding it off before I could even take a good before picture. At least I was able to stop him before he got to the drawers! The woman I bought it from said her darn kids ruined it. I don't think it was ruined, just in need of a little love. I could tell that underneath all the tagging was a very special, old dresser.
Considering how extreme this one looked, I was surprised at how easy it was to restore. Maybe that is because I was not the one sanding through the layers of graffiti (thanks, Mr. Rubbish).
I love the existing, old drawer pulls and I love that I did not have to do anything to them. They have a beautiful, dark, aged patina and an elegant shape.
The turned legs are so stylish and the little casters dress them up even more. This dresser has wonderful detailing!
I am happy that this dresser came with a mirror too!
See what I mean about the details on this piece?
I got so caught up in the pictures that I almost forgot to tell you what I did to this dresser. I painted it my old favorite combination of Country Gray and Old White Chalk Paint. I finished with Annie Sloan clear wax and very lightly distressed.
You would never know that once, this dresser was covered all over from head to toe in tagging. She cleaned up nice!
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