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Thursday, April 9, 2015

::Little Cottage Dresser::

One of my dearest friends was getting out of the biz about a year ago. She is honestly one of the most talented ladies I know!  You know that booth or space you go into for inspiration or just to make you happy?  Yup, that was her.  This little gem was a project piece that she was ready to get rid of and I was HAPPY to take it! :0)

Isn't it lovely? I have had this little dresser a whole long time and I did not know what to do with it. I really loved it - just like this. I absolutely adored the color but the problem was that it was real drippy, not a cool drippy either...yes, there is a difference! Eehheeh 

I decided to go with a fresh cottage look. My goal was to expose the real wood because it is just ah-mazing! There was a bunch of layers of paint on it, so I went for the paint remover, UGH!! Not my favorite.

This is what I got after 3 treatments, seriously not fun. After going through a WHOLE can of paint remover, I went and picked up a new brand. Holy Smokes! Jasco is wonderful!! One spray on the door and drawers and it almost wiped the paint clean off!! 

Word of advice: Wear your gloves because it really burns your skin! 

After it was cleaned off, I painted the rest of the dresser with Pure White Chalk Paint®, distressed it a bit, clear waxed it and changed the knobs. 

This is her now! I'm loving the wood but I wish I could have used her original knobs.  They were too broken, boo! 

Before & After 

What'cha think? 

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