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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Garage Sale Dresser & Mirror Redo

This is a dresser that I purchased years ago at a garage sale.  A beautiful spoon-carved dresser, but definitely needed some work.  I decided to paint the base of the dresser in a creamy white, and finished the top in Minwax Dark Walnut.  I heavily distressed this piece as well.  I also sprayed the original hardware using an antique bronze paint.  What do you think?



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  1. it really lightens up that space now! great job!

  2. LOVE it! What a great job you did! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower! Tabitha@

  3. Found you at the Somewhat Simple party... I think the dresser and mirror look fantastic! Great Job!

    sara @

  4. beautiful! Can you provide more info (colors of paint and stain that you used)? I have an old wash stand that i want to look just like this!

    1. Thank you so much Mary. The top is stained with Minwax Dark Walnut. The base is painted in Martha Stewart "Heavy Cream". I purchased it at Home Depot and got the eggshell finish!! Good luck with your project!

  5. It looks great! I love the dark walnut top! That's my favorite stain! Love the painted hardware too!

  6. So GORGEOUS!! I've always loved a stained top! Awesome job!

  7. What a lovely transformation! Visiting from Debbie Doo's and I'm your newest follower in GFC and LF. If you get a chance I would love a visit from you and a follow back! Hugs, Kim

  8. I love your completed projected...the "after"'s awesome...I am now your newest follower from Debbie Doo's blog. I am about to refinish a piece myself, and I was thinking of going with a similar color combination...I like your technique. I always enjoy reading everyone's techniqures they use to get their finishes...great job!!!


    1. Thank you so much Erin. I really appreciate it! Good luck with your project!! -Sarah

  9. Nice job Sarah! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  10. Hi, Sarah, this is so pretty! I'm in the process of trying to figure out a color to paint a new ;) dresser I scored at GW. I'm thinking the white with stained top is my favorite! You did a great job! I'm your newest fan. Please stop by if you get a chance. =)

  11. Fabulous redo!!! Always love the 2-toned look. And welcome to blogland!! It's easy to get lost in all the wonderful stuff out there! :) I would LOVE for you to share this with my readers over at the Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party happening now on Kammy's Korner!

  12. WOW!

    The dark stain on the white looks incredible. What a transformation!

    Stopping by from the newbie party and I'm your newest follower via Google and Linky Followers! I'd love to have you stop by and visit my (newbie) blog too, and follow back if you are so inclined.

    Have a wonderful night,

  13. I love the transformation!!! Thanks for linking this up!

    @ Creatively Living

  14. Wow, this is so inspiring! I found you from Creatively Living and Pinterest... Thanks for the neat idea!