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White Distressed Dresser – A Client’s Vision Brought to Life

Do any of you remember the antique serpentine dresser we painted back in August? It was done in a beautiful light bluish-green color and distressed to bring out the details. The original gold handles were saved and reused. Fabric was added to the drawers and matched to the handles! Here it is as a reminder.

While sharing this makeover, we had a client contact us and wanted the exact same dresser, but in white. Well we didn’t wish to paint over our beautiful dresser that was already done, so we began the process of finding an exact duplicate dresser – mirror and all!

Once found (which wasn’t easy by-the-way) we had to make some extensive repairs to this particular piece. It was old, you have to expect it to need repairs. It needed some sanding, some filling, and some gluing of course. But it also needed an entire drawer bottom replaced, and the metal drawer stoppers removed. Whew, Vicki worked tirelessly on those repairs!

Sorry, friends, for the lack of ‘before’ pictures, we were very busy working on this during and after the holiday season and we just focused on getting it finished!

But just look how lovely the piece turned out! We ended up making inserts for the drawers with fabric and again used the original hardware; which just added to the antique vibe of the piece.

It had a full mirror to it, just like the one at top, but unfortunately when we remembered to take some pictures, the mirror was all ready for the client to come and we didn’t want to unwrap and attach it. But we couldn’t pass up sharing this pretty makeover anyway!

This one was also give the same distressed technique to really accentuate the details and give it some character.



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  • Reply
    Donna @ Modern on Monticello
    February 17, 2017 at 9:42 am

    The piece came out beautifully! Great job. I’m sure your client was thrilled with the final result. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Donna! We are so happy with how it turned out!

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    Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    February 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    You two do such beautiful work – love all your furniture makeovers!

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    Creatively Living - Holly
    February 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This turned out so beautiful!

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    Brenda E Young
    February 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Wonderful piece ladies! I love serpentine dressers and all those curves. The fabric lined drawers add such nice detail! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Brenda! We love serpentines also 🙂

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    February 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    It’s beautiful in blueish green and it’s beautiful in white, I couldn’t decide, I’d have them both! Such amazing work! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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    February 21, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this, it’s lovely!!

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    Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
    February 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What beautiful work! I love all the details as well, the drawers inserts. So pretty 🙂

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    February 28, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Beautiful result. Adding to my Pinterest queue.

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    Kelly @ North Country Nest
    March 9, 2017 at 5:20 am

    What a beautiful dresser – you did amazing work! I love that you kept the original hardware; it just adds to the charm.

    p.s. so nice to stumble upon Minnesota natives 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks Kelly! So fun to hear you are also from Minnesota!

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