Step one was to remove the ornate brass handles and paint over the scratched up walnut brown color. I went with my standard white but I knew I wasn't going to leave it that way. I wanted this to be in the kitchen and the white dresser looked like it belonged in a baby's room. I knew I wanted a pop of color but I have major color anxiety. I let it stay white for 8 months - mostly because I was too busy to take my time with it. Today it finally made it off the to-do list.
I'm pretty happy with the results. I still need stylish yet affordable handles and I think I got a little crazy with the stain but I can live with it. I use it to store kitchen and dining linens, aprons, Christmas dishes and anything else I can't find a place for. I'm starting to feel brave enough to tackle my kitchen cabinets next!
|After painting it turquoise I covered it in an antique stain.|
|After staining it, I sanded the edges so both the white and|
walnut colors would show through.