Thursday, June 17, 2010

From Black and Red to Turquoise

This is the dresser that my parents gave me after I said "I can change that". It had a strange red/black stain and lacquer finish that was in bad repair. Please excuse the stack of wood on top. It has been being used as a storage surface for a couple of months.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the piece before I took the sander to it. Too much excitement to change it! Wherever you see those lines on the drawers you need to imagine pieces of aluminum painted to look like shiny brass. Yeah, really ugly!

This was the original hardware. Looks cool in the picture but is actually thin and sharp aluminum. I am hanging on to it; might find the right piece for it later.

Ta Da! Now the piece is a vintage turquoise color with light distressing.

New hardware in a weathered pewter. I'm still looking for some label holders to go above the pulls on the top 4 drawers.


  1. Love this! Your blog must still bo on Japan time. It shows Friday when it's still Thursday. ;-) Please share where you find label holders. I've been looking as well and haven't found any that I can't live without yet.

  2. Lovely projects from you neck of the woods. Great finds!

  3. Holy crap, awesome job!!!!!!!!!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! The color is just dreamy! I always save the hardware too, even though I think I have only ever used 1 set again. It just feels like the right thing to do LOL.

    Thanks for sharing on our first Fresh Coat Friday! Can't wait to see your next project!

  5. I love the colour, it's so fresh! Great job!