I had searched high and low for another version with nice legs that would fit this spot and serve as a little bar (like this one does) but I couldn't find anything. It's not the most common sized piece of furniture.
My next solution was to put legs under it and that's exactly what I did.
Let's see the before photos first ok? So you believe me when I tell you that it was in terrible shape. And I know there are folks out there who would tell me to just fix the wood and re-stain, but this old piece of Bombay Company furniture was the worst grade of wood composite and just not an option for restraining. Besides I was itching to paint it white.
So here are the before photos:
|The brown piece right there that doesn't look so bad from far away.|
And then I bought these legs at Lowes to screw onto the bottom of the dresser:
I did a combination of spray painting, rolling and brushing. I love to spray the corners and brush and roll the rest. I went with oil this time because this area is high traffic and everyone bumps into this dresser all the time. Lets hope it wears better than the finish before.
One thing I can say for sure though is that the dust doesn't show anymore. Dark furniture drives me nuts because you have to clean it non stop and it ends up still looking like crap.
Here is the dresser after and I love it. And everyone who has told me not to paint it has loved it so far.
The finish turned out smooth and shiny just like I had hoped it would.
The doors still don't line up perfectly even after adjusting the hinges a bit but I guess I can't expect too much from a banged up old piece of furiture ;)
|Oh and the knobs are from Hobby Lobby. I applied some Rub'n Buff to the metal parts to add a touch of gold. You know me :) I couldn't find the same knobs online anymore but maybe they still have them in the store.|
There are hints of Christmas here and there so make sure you come and see the Blogger Stylin Home Tours next week.
I was slightly distracted last night so I hope I don't have too many spelling errors ;)
What do you think? Better right? And now the heat can finally flow from under the dresser.
Have a great weekend!