I have been on a house purging closet cleaning frenzy lately. One of the things I decided to tackle was the dresser in our closet. We have beautiful Pottery Barn furniture in our master bedroom that we purchased a few years ago but before that we had a 1976 oak bedroom set that we bought right after we were married.
While it was the style of the time we lived with it way too long. Probably because it was our first big purchase together and it seemed like a lot of money at the time. My husband doesn’t see the need to replace something if it is functioning and isn’t broken. My desire to replace it was finally consented to and the oak dresser was moved to the closet for my hubby’s clothes.
This is a picture from a previous home 10 years ago:
I took a crowbar, hammer and screwdriver and went to town removing the top recessed drawer . I was over that look and wanted a larger surface on the top of the dresser. I forgot to take pictures of that process as I was disassembling it ,but it was very therapeutic I must say.
I removed all the hardware and got to work painting.
After 2 coats of Annie Sloan Off White Chalkpaint:
I waxed the top with clear wax but didn’t bother to wax the whole piece this time.
After new hardware :
I think it can hang around for a few more years now.
I love the way it freshened it up and gave it a new look I can live with for a while.
Hope you’re having a great summer !