Hello! I’m Reeves from The Weathered Door and I’m back with another furniture makeover of a tall stacked dresser. I’m sure you have figured out by now I love a good before and after makeover on a piece of furniture 🙂 I even have a whole entire page devoted to it on my blog!
Today I’m sharing the Thomasville piece I found on my local buy-sell-trade Facebook group. If you have not checked for one of these in your area, you should! It’s like buying and trading with your neighbors, and in my area prices are usually pretty great for the items listed in the groups. I bought this one for $40.
The dresser came with vintage french provincial hardware which had been added at some point. The hardware that would have come with this piece would have been oval pulls, characteristic of hepplewhite style furniture. I knew I wanted to take off the french pulls and add new knobs to update the piece. Change out hardware is something I do often, like on this 3 drawer dresser.
I chose a classic color to pair with the Hepplewhite style of this dresser. The paint color isn’t your typical dark navy, though. I mixed up a custom color using General Finishes “Coastal Blue” and “Queenstown Gray” mixed with some Sherwin Williams “Rainstorm”. After my usual prep of filling old hardware holes, sanding, and cleaning the piece I painted on 3 coats of the navy color. I used a simple 2″ angle trim brush to apply the paint in thin coats. Once the paint dried I used a wet rag and 220 grit sandpaper to distress the molding on the drawers. I kept the distressing to a minimum, but I think it helps accent those details and I love the warm wood peeking through. To protect the paint I used a matte water-based poly. The last step was adding the hardware back on! Hardware can really change the look of a piece and can even be changed out easily depending on the style you want or even the season. I bought these silver knobs with a white leaf print at World Market and they are just like the ones sold an Anthropologie. You can find more sources for decorative knobs and pulls here.
My one little surprise with this piece was the drawer liners on the inside. I love the fun constellation print paper with geometric animals. It’s so fun to open up a drawer and have a pretty paper inside. I purchased this paper here, but there are so many fun designs to check on on Spoonflower.
Now here’s the full reveal!