Stripped Down Dresser

I did some interesting refinishing a couple weeks ago. The interesting part was that I stripped it down, but didn’t paint it. I felt kind of lost when my work was done at the point I usually feel it is just beginning.
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It came about when Sean told me he wanted a different dresser as his night stand. He wanted more storage. 

So I took him on a thrift store run and look what he found! I know it looks JUST like the dresser we already have in there. AND it’s already white! But guess what?

This dresser is metal. The whole thing!
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We immediately fell in love with it and how unique it was. In years and years of painting furniture I’ve never ever came across one. I knew they existed, but hadn’t ever seen one in person. So I stripped it down, years and years of different paint. ALMOST all the way down. 
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Leaving just enough patina to keep it from feeling too tool-chest-like. Once it was done we decided it looked far more lovely in the living room so we were still left hanging for Sean’s bedside dresser…
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So we moved this new/old dresser upstairs and it feels perfect. 
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The wood is the perfect warmth for the room. And he has 3 whole drawers to hold his sock collection!

This is what I call a win-win.
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And I will definitely be dragging the poor guy out thrifting way more often if this is what happens!
Stripped Down Dresser

18 thoughts on “Stripped Down Dresser

  1. I am jealous of your metal dresser find! I have to ask; are you done with Whiteberry then? I am a bit confused…I see the site is closed and you mentioned slowing down but I wasn't sure what exactly was going on.

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  2. Thanks Rachel!!

    I am in love with furniture and refinishing still, but I just don't have the time between Parkview and everything else I'm working on (which I will share soon!)to run WhiteBerry as a full time job, like I used to. But it is hard to change a leopard's spots so I am sure I will reinvent things from time to time just for the fun of it.

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  3. I found a metal dresser at a thrift store last year myself. The og finish of mine was painted (or powder coated) though so I didn't try to get that off figuring it is very difficult to remove a commercial finish with household paint stripper. What was the original finish of yours? Just wondering if I'm wrong in thinking that I can't remove the original finish myself. Anyway, that is a beautiful dresser!

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  4. What a score! That dresser is awesome. I just have to say how much I love the warmth that you have brought into your home lately with a few wood pieces (and now a metal one). I'm sure it is nice for you to have a few favorite pieces that are feeling more permanent (as you are not rotating through your Whiteberry pieces as quickly)! I still love the clean, calm feeling or your whites, but I really do think the contrast from these few new pieces really makes things more interesting! As always, you have amazing style, and everything you touch turns out beautifully! (PS-can't wait to see Parkview!)

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  5. Love this! I wish I were that lucky. Usually when I go looking for a specific item it's like finding a needle in a haystack. You lucked out. This turned out beautiful!

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