sweet dreams dresser.

Remember the fab mirrored dresser that was calling out for a stencil?  As a reminder, here it is.

IMG_7607First she had to get some repairs taken care of.  The middle drawer was resting on top of the bottom drawer.  The glider thingies had been completely worn down by time.  Luckily Ken is crafty about such things, and he just chiseled a flat surface and added on to the glider thingie (what do they call these things?).

sweet dreams repairProblem solved.

Next, I really dithered about the color for this one.  I was leaning towards yellow for the longest time.  I still want to paint something yellow eventually, but it didn’t feel quite right this time.  In the end, after seeing a gorgeous example of a dresser painted in MMS Eulalie’s Sky with a white wax finish on line, and then getting encouragement from Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies who had also used this combination on a lovely piece, I decided to go with it.

I am really glad I did.

sweet dreams close upAs you can see, she has plenty of chippy deliciousness.

I stenciled with a French ‘sweet dreams my child’ message.

sweet stencil

I highlighted some of the trim details by painting them the bright white of MMS Ironstone.

I debated changing out the hardware.  I know that clear glass knobs would have been perfect on this one.  But, the original hardware is gorgeous and I had all of it.  I had to put it back on.   I cleaned it up with a toothbrush and jewelry cleaner and added a coat of furniture wax to shine it up a little.  Because, gee, what else does a girl have to do on a Sunday morning?  LOL.  My life is just that exciting!  But, you just won’t find drawer pulls like this on new furniture.  Look at the lovely detail.

sweet dreams hardware

Yep, she is a beaut.

sweet dreams dresserLovely.  If I do say so myself.

 sweet dreams before & after

12 thoughts on “sweet dreams dresser.

  1. Gorgeous – love the color…I love the drawer pulls too. Glad you put them back on, although I think the clear ones would look just as nice. Just a good looking piece of furniture!


  2. You did such an amazing job on this dresser, I’m going to be featuring it on my ‘Weekly Wonders’ blog post tomorrow. Thank you for inspiring!


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