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Everyone likes befores and afters right?  Cuz – im gonna have a lot of them :)

This was a solid pine dresser in awesome shape that needed no repair work – just some paint and stain – gotta love it when that happens (because that is rare!!)

Before…

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After…painted in Honeymilk by Valspar, top stained in black.  I love black stained tops – i like when just enough of the wood grain peaks through.

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This one just got some light distressing with a 60 grit sand block around the edges and some new drawer pulls.

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i love the contrast between the cream and the black – in fact i love the cream.  Makes me want to just buy a 5 gallon bucket of cream and paint everything that color :)

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26 replies
  1. Susan @ homeroad.net
    Susan @ homeroad.net says:

    I love it! I just finished painting the top of my dressers black only the bottoms are brown wood. Now you make me want to go buy some cream paint and finish them off like yours! I love what you did with them!
    Susan @ homeroad

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  2. Preciousdesigns
    Preciousdesigns says:

    I love your blog and style!!
    Congrats on quitting your job and pursuing what you love!
    Wondering if you have ever done a post with your painting steps? I saw the one about glazing but would love to read a start-finish type!

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  3. Stacy Jacob
    Stacy Jacob says:

    I just bought the same dresser at a garage sale…I wasn't sure what to do with it. Thanks for the great inspiration. Love your blog & thanks for sharing!

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  4. decorating diva {aka deanna}
    decorating diva {aka deanna} says:

    gorgeous! i actually said to myself "oooh, awww!" when i saw the after! we all know the wonders paint and stain can do, but it's amazing what those little cup pulls do to a piece too!

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  5. heidi
    heidi says:

    I've been following your blog for a while, love your work wish I lived in Utah to enjoy some of your sweet pickings but I live in California. I'm just about to do a dresser just like this and was wondering what your cream color is called? Is that info something you share? Thanks
    ~heidi
    adlhide@gmail.com

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  6. uruguay white life
    uruguay white life says:

    It's wonderful, what I can see on your new photos of the last posts … so beautiful insights … !!!

    I wish you a wonderful start of the week!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  7. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    Beautiful.
    I am doing something similar to all the dressers and nightstands in my bedroom. I am doing a red mahogany top, with a creamy bottom.

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  8. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
    Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:

    Love. It! I recently saw a dresser much like this on CL and thought "ho-hum". You've certainly changed my mind!

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  9. Jamie
    Jamie says:

    Your blog is great and I am your newest follower! I dream of doing things like this and leaving my job one day too. This dresser is stunning!

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  10. Bergs
    Bergs says:

    I just came across your blog and I LOVE it! Your before and afters and FAB! It made me wonder how you know how much to pay for each type of furniture? Like a certain price you'd pay for a end table vs a dresser etc?

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