Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Colorful Dresser for the Nursery

I recently refinished a dresser for my sweet friend as she continues to prepare her nursery.

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She chose to use a dresser that had been in her husband’s room when he was a child.

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This is how it looked when it came to me from being in storage. It had a few nicks and scratches but was otherwise in excellent condition. I did a very minor repair to one of the drawer slides and gave it a light sanding. It was made by Link Taylor so it is a good quality piece.

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I then gave everything a good couple of coats of paint in the chosen color! It was very bright before adding the glaze!

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The glaze softens it so much. Let’s take a closer look.

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You can see in the photo above that the original hardware left an impression that would not come out without deep sanding. After looking for hardware that would cover that, we finally decided to use the original hardware.

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I decided to use my favorite Wenol metal polish and a lot of elbow grease to clean it up.

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Unbelievable difference. No paint, just clean!

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In the photo above, it is next to the chair that I covered for her.

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Everything is coming together nicely. We have another little hurdle that we have not gotten over yet. There is a round top dormer window that has us stumped. She would like to have a window treatment that will close completely to make the room more suitable for sleep even in the daytime!


This photo was taken just before 8 in the evening and there is still a lot of light in this room! We have searched Pinterest to no avail so far! If you have a solution or suggestion, PLEASE leave a comment and let us know!

I hope that you are having a great summer!

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Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Hello. The only option to darken the room would be to outside (or ceiling) mount a shade - either a wood horizontal or that old fashioned pull down kind.
I think I would go for the latter so that it would retract up when not in use & could be hid behind a curtain. I think a fabric pleated blind would work also but probably not room darkening enough. Good luck! V

Lori J said...

It looks GREAT! The nursery is adorable.
Lori @ Jasmine Brook

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! I love the color that was selected. The glaze is a perfect touch.

Stacey said...

How about plantation shutters that you could tilt whichever way you prefer. They look so pretty and clean.