Some of my favourite things to recreate are vintage dressers. You can find them easily at thrift stores and yard sales usually for a reasonable price. Because they were typically built out of solid wood, they hold up really well and are very stable. I found this one last month at a thrift shop. Despite it being really scratched up, I loved its lines. The only part of the vintage dresser that I didn’t care for were the long handles. Handles are so easily updated though, this is never a turn off for me. To recreated this dresser, I began by removing the handles and filling the holes. It then got three coats of [easyazon_link identifier=”B01GWBLCZC” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Marzipan[/easyazon_link].
Completely transform a vintage dresser with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Marzipan and some new glass knobs. @RecreatedDesign
I absolutely love chipping and cracking on pieces… there is something so beautiful about it. I think it really makes a piece look authentic; like the paint has been on the piece for years and years… *sigh*. It is one of those things that just makes me swoon ♥To seal the paint and give the dresser a durable finish, it got two coats of [easyazon_link identifier=”B01HYPVLK6″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil[/easyazon_link].
The only other thing this piece needed, beside the gorgeous paint, was some new knobs. I chose these beautiful glass knobs so that they wouldn’t take away from the paint and just seamlessly blend in. I couldn’t be more happy with this piece. This vintage dresser has many, many more years of life in it and now looks as wonderful as it is sturdy.
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