When I found this antique chest of drawers (I love three-drawer dressers) I knew it had potential. It is solid wood but was originally painted a brownish dark purple that did not do it justice. Beautiful bones were under that horrible colour and they needed to be brought back to life.

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Three drawer dresser before
Before
Three drawer dresser before
Before
Three drawer dresser sanded
Sanded top

I sanded the top with an orbital sander and stained it Espresso to accentuate the natural wood grain; the body was painted with Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Serenity Blue (Home Depot) and then trimmed with Chalked Paint Linen White to showcase the beautiful flower markings on the drawers and the slats on the sides. One of my favourite pieces in the house!

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Vintage three drawer dresser
After

 

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