It is astounding how a little paint and a few new knobs can transform an old piece of furniture! When we bought the Coral Cottage all of the furniture was left behind for our use. There were a number of pieces that we saved and freshened up.
This chest of drawers is an example:
Here is a closeup shot of the dresser after we took the old knobs off and painted it with primer.
|The top large drawer is in the bottom position here--we were just trying to let the paint dry:)|
For the final coats I used semi-gloss paint from Sherwin-Williams that was the same color as the Coral Cottage front and back doors. It's called Coral Reef SW6606. I think it made this old piece really snazzy!
Some new drawer knobs added a nice punch! Hobby Lobby has a great selection of decorative knobs and they always seem to be 50% off every time I stop in to shop...which made each of these knobs about $2.50! Cheap thrills!
Now this dresser is proudly sitting in the Coral Cottage front bedroom and it gives me a little moment of joy every time I see it and remember the transformation!