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Rustic Dresser Makeover

Last week I shared a pair of bedside tables that I’d been painting for a client, turning them from orange pine to fresh white. This week I’ve finished the matching dresser.

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A coat of paint makes such a difference to these old pine pieces; they are so much lighter and brighter, I’m sure they will give the clients whole room a lift! I also painted the mirror frame and drawers, just forgot to get them for the photos! It’s a grey old day (and has been for a few days now, I suppose it was inevitable ) and moving this piece into my office brightened the room immediately!

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This dresser had some great ‘character’ lines, particularly over the top of the dresser. I love these, and while I’m sure you could sand them out or fill them in, I think they really add to the look of the piece and it’s individual style. I sanded all the gouges, scratches and edges in keeping with the style, and sealed the piece with L’Essentiel Beeswax Polish.

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In case you’re wondering, yes, I do love whales! The amazing watercolour is from Lauren Merrick, a local artist who produces some beautiful pieces. You can find her here, though I found her and bought this picture at The Olive Tree Markets in Newcastle. Just need to find a frame! The other is a print from Society 6, another great source of affordable art.


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I’ll be on my own this weekend, so I’m planning to get stuck into some painting. I’ve got a dresser waiting for a Louise Blue transformation, a pair of bright white lamp tables that need finishing and two wardrobes that desperately need a makeover!

Hope you’re having a great week



I’m sharing at Miss Mustard Seed



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