I inherited a Shaker style three drawer antique maple dresser from my grandmother that she had as a child and was her mother's before. It's over a hundred years old and sat in a storage room for years until recently when I felt the creative urge to redecorate.
I'm so tired of my current antique look with the wood tones all over the living room and have been looking into more modern styles of furniture, but I don't really have the money to go out and buy new stuff. The easiest way to redecorate on a budget is with paint. So I got out my craft paints and sponges and got to work.
First off I sanded the original stained finish down to the bare wood.
Then I taped off sections of the dresser and mixed a paint scheme.
I wish I could say this was an easy project but it took me a really long time to complete.
Three weeks to be exact as I kept changing my mind.
Painting and repainting.
Adding some details like the bead work trim and knocking off skirting, etc.
What do you think of the finished product?