Antique Dresser Transformation

I attended a new auction house a few weeks ago and picked up this beautiful old dresser.  The top drawer has seen better days but other than that it’s in perfect condition.  My husband did some of his handy work and the top drawer is in working condition.  Once again, I was able to save the top (love it when that happens).  Dave sanded and stained it for me and then I got busy painting.  I used CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint for this project.  First layer in Smokey Mountain Gray and then Vintage White.  I also added a touch of Duck Egg Blue from ASCP collection on the drawer details.  Distressing was easy by just wiping it down with a damp cloth to the desired look.  I just finished it today and we transported it down to my space at Furniture Affair.  I also took down a cute little white nightstand and will be delivering more pieces tomorrow ~ a Drexel Heritage table with four chairs and a gorgeous writing desk.  Stay tuned for more details tomorrow!!!

Before ↓

 Wonderful detail ↓
 LOVE these original pulls ↓

And here’s the nightstand ↓

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  1. That’s a pretty dramatic change in that dresser! It doesn’t feel so masculine now.

  2. Such pretty detail on this dresser, Judy! Wonderful transformation. You’ve given this piece new life!

  3. What a pretty dresser, love the Duck Egg Blue addition, makes the piece so lovely!

  4. Beautiful transformations! LOVE duck egg blue too! I have a project I am starting tomorrow with that color!

    • Thank you! The little nightstand sold yesterday to a customer that was the shop when I delivered it! 🙂 Oh…I can’t wait to see your new project!!! Everything looks better with a fresh coat of pretty paint! ~ Judy

  5. As usual they are both wonderful looking!

  6. Stunning transformation. I love your work, so talented!

    My heart is yearning for CeCe, but the paint is not available in South Africa!

  7. Dresser is a part of daily lifestyle, it is like a necessity to everyone. The way you turned your old dresser into a antique one is really amazing and I like the color very much. We are a leading translation company providing arabic translations and also a best seo company .

  8. Great job I love tall dressers and you did a great job on it

  9. so charming, and the pots on top! want!

    stop by soon, lovely blogger.


  10. Your antique dresser redo is great! I have been looking around your blog and love what I see. I’m going to have to start following.

  11. What fabulous pieces! You did a remarkable job on them & should be so proud! I would so love to find ones just like them.

    • Thanks so much Beth. The little nightstand has already sold. I haven’t been back in the shop so I don’t know yet if the dresser is still available, it was a hard one to see go. I get so emotionally attached. lol

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