Well when I went to see this thing the guy was definatly telling the truth. Super super ugly and the weirdest knobs I had ever seen...
Well I knew this thing had potential. I loved the three big drawers flanked by the small drawers on each side and I LOVE the bow front. I saw a dresser on Pottery Barn's website that I loved and was a similar style so I used that as inspiration. I wanted to paint this dresser a creamy white with a touch of mocha in it... Enter Glidden Semi Gloss in Autumn Haze!! So after removing all the hardwear and filling ALL THOSE HOLES (there were a lot)... I sanded it down all the way (by hand mind you...those were pre-hand-sander days) and I primed it with Kilz spray primer. After waiting for it to dry fully I painted 2 coats of paint with a sponge roller. I was so excited to move this into the nursery that I skipped the polyeurethane step (huge mistake) and now it has a few scratches and knicks and thats not the look I was going for on this piece. Oh well I'll touch up later and apply a poly coat. I absolutely love how this turned out! Oh and I also put on new knobs...they are an oil rubbed bronze look and they came in a semi affordable multi pack at Home Depot. Love them!
Now please keep in mind that this is not in its permanent home. Its now in the closet and not covered by a ton of clothes/odds and ends/animal crackers. I love how the knobs help highlight the bow front!
I'm linking up to Trash to Treasure!!!