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!


  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!


  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 :)


  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!!!


  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!!!


  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!


  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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