Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ivory Bliss

I found this set of dressers at a consignment shop for a great deal! (see here)
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them for my bedroom!

I took off all the hardware first.
I love the handles, but I was a couple short!
I did all sorts of research to find out if I could get more or even have some made.
In the end, I found some vintage brass ones on etsy that didn't match exactly but would work perfect for one of the dressers.

Here's the steps I took:
Sprayed the handles ORB
Removed all the drawers (14 TOTAL!)
Washed and prepared them for priming
Spray-primed them with Kilz
Spray-painted a couple coats of Krylon Ivory Gloss
used the same brown glaze from my nightstands
And finally, a few coats of polycrylic!
And that was just the drawers...

I ended up stripping and sanding just the tops of the dressers so I could stain them
I used red mahogany stain so the tops would match my headboard/footboard and tie them together.

I taped the top part off, then primed, painted, glazed and poly'd the rest!
(then did the same thing to the mirror)

I LOVE the way they turned out!

 Here's some up close goodness of the glazed details:

Did I mention how much I LOVE THEM?!


  1. that long dresser is just gorgeous!!! love love the dark wood top- so elegant!

  2. I love this! You did an amazing job! I featured this on my Friday 5, have a great weekend!

  3. Your dressers turned out really great! I'm about to do the same with the dresser in our bedroom!

  4. Lindsay, these turned out great! I love the two toned look and the pops of turquoise around the room. I'm a new follower!

  5. OMG!. This is EXACTLY what I want to to with my kitchen table and hutch!. How did you get it to look like that?. Do I have to sand everything down?. HELP!!!. Wanna fly to Melbourne and help me?!?!
    e-mail is

  6. this is just beautiful! you should be a designer!

    I just bought a $10 dresser to hold a big tv in my living room and can't make it this color (because my whole living room is a weird brown to camo a metal wooden stove an brick wall I can't get rid of)...but now I want to get a new dresser so I can make me one like yours! You did a FANTASTIC job!

    Thank you for the inspiration! I have only this to offer : I made a shower curtain into a wall hanging you might get inspiration from at :


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