Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dresser - Saving The Family Furniture

Before and After - Saving the Family Furniture
A Dresser for Taylor's Room

My husband has been working on restoring this dresser 
(after much begging and pleading by me).
The before photo isn't really representative of 
what is looked like originally. 

He spent days and days just getting the drawers back in shape.

Then sanding and gluing, 
pinning joints back together with brads
and clamping everything until it dried.

He painted it with oil based white
and we selected pretty pink porcelain knobs.
The knobs were originally brass but missing parts
and in very bad shape.  
We were missing one of them as well.

Her favorite color is pink.
I think she'll be pleased.

Stay tuned:
I'll be posting about the three mirrored make up table next.

Linking to My Simple Country Living 


Faith said...

This is so ever loverly....he did a beautiful job..and the pink porcelain knobs...perfect.


He did a great job Kathy! It is beautiful. I have some of my grandmother's furniture and I sure don't like the shape it is in. It sits in storage and you make me want to pull it out and do something with it. Thanks!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thank you. It helps that he's a carpenter and, although does any type of carpentry, is especially good at cabinet making and doing all sorts of fancy trims in houses. Work is very very slow so he had some time to devote to it.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thank you. When we saw the pink knobs, I knew those were the ones!

Candy C. said...

Wow, what a transformation! It is simply beautiful!! Tell him he did a wonderful job! :)

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

That looks so cute. I love that you preserved the dresser. The fact that it was painted before helps when trying to decide to paint a piece of furniture... I love the mirror on this dresser.
I have a 3 mirrored dressing table I hope to be 're-doing' soon.

Pat said...

Very neat looking dresser - with those sweet pink drawer pulls, your daughter is sure to treasure it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! This really makes me want to liven up a dresser of ours. I'll consult my hubby tonight :) Looks great!