It was the dark stained wood everywhere but the top and on the drawer fronts. It was hideous if you had to choose one word.
I thought it would be the perfect little nursery dresser in a light pink... and then I tried Stonington Gray on it that I used when we cut the table in half to make desks and I fell in love. The pink paint stayed in the can for another makeover.
Before the fun reveal... let me show you some of the not so fun stuff. The amazing amount of wood filler that I had to use and sand off. It was frustrating, and that's the nice way of putting it.
I'm sort of blowing my "after" photo with this next one, but after I'd painted the whole thing I was still annoyed at the wood decorative piece in the middle. It was just too frou frou for me. Off it came with a hammer gently pounding my flat head screwdriver. My little guy was helping out for this and pulled it right off for me. Four hands are better than two... even if two of the hands are tiny!
Now, for the official after, without the wood piece and with the finishing touches put on it. Keep in mind while looking at these photos that I had something on my lens when I took them and didn't realize from now... there isn't a gray mark randomly on parts of the dresser.
I just love the yellow and gray combo and decided to use my forced forcythia branches and a leftover daffodil to enforce that. And some heavy reading (Tuesdays with Morrie). :)
I love how the dots on the knobs echo the dots on the top drawers. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby.
Did you makeover anything this weekend?
I'm linking this up to Between Naps on the Porch link party.