Ye Olde Country Dresser

Due to all the Holiday crazyness and finishing up client orders it feels like it has been ages since I have shared much WhiteBerry with you! Yet again my memory failed me when it came time to start work on this guy a few weeks back and so I lack the photographic evidence as to the unbelievable original condition.

When a dresser is as beat up as this one was you really don’t have the luxury of just doing a nice, crisp coat of paint so I went with the usual distressing. But even after that was done I just didn’t think it felt believable, so I whipped up a brown glaze to get into all the nooks and crannies and dents and dings. Immediately I knew that it was the right call and that she was ready to come in~


I don’t like going too crazy with the glaze so it is pretty subtle in areas, but it does give the dresser a little added character along edges of drawers and doors.

And on a very exciting note, my WhiteBerry laptop is back up in action after it needed some open heart surgery recently! So I can finally update the site~
Ye Olde Country Dresser

34 thoughts on “Ye Olde Country Dresser

  1. Charming! I too am totally digging the frames above. The whole packages works beautifully. Whoever buys the dresser should ask for all of it and of course pay for all of it!

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  2. Your work is gorgeous! You give me a ton of inspiration, now I just need to take the plunge and try to refinish my dining room set. The frames display is beautiful too!

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  3. The color on your frames is so great, and seems just the right color to go in a cozy white home like yours…I love what you do with the light blues and teals like in Wren's room. It seems so you.

    Great job on the chest btw, I think the cutout shape along the bottom is really striking :)

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  4. Hi Holly, looks great!
    I was at Braden's mom's place the other night and you were such an inspiration to her that she decided to paint a bunch of old furniture of hers as well!
    you're inspiring everyone!!!

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  5. Perfection… Love your work! What's the color on the frames above the dresser? I would like to use that for my kids furniture I'm re-painting… Hope you can share the name with me. Thanks!

    Hope you had a wonderful New Years!!! 2010 is going to be a great year!!!
    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  6. Hi Holly! Love your renovations — I found you from the Cote de Texas blog. I look forward to keeping up with you in 2010 and see what you redo next. I also love finding those gently worn pieces and freshening them up! Happy New Year!

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  7. i a new visitor of your fabulous blog and i LOVE the way you transform the old into the most strikingly beautiful creations. Wow! have you done any “how-to” posts? or do you keep your trade-secrets confidential? also, what kind of wood flooring do you have–the beautiful dark chocolate wood?

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