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American Paint Company Freedom Road

My son was 7 when we bought this dresser.  And over the last 11 years he’s used this dresser to it’s max.  It was a great dresser but it’s pulls were breaking and a glide or two needed repaired.  I decided to give him a taller dresser with more room and give this one a makeover!!

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I loved the details on this dresser.  The sides had fun lines and I wanted to play them up.  Plus I had a stencil I had gotten from Cutting Edge and I was dying to use it!! This is painted out with American Paint Company Freedom Road.  It’s a great deep charcoal grey. {I have used it before here.} I used American Paint Company Born on the 4th for the harlequin pattern and then finished it out with The Furniture Connoisseur Antique Walnut Wax.  It is a beautiful makeover.  And sold very fast!! I hope it enjoys it’s new home!!

Here’s what he looked like before…

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I told you… beat up and used for sure!! It was a good 11 years and 4 moves.

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For the pattern on the sides, I taped to the sides and with an artist brush I lightly traced the insides of the pattern and then hand painted each of the diamonds individually.  Time consuming yes, but it was an much nicer end result.

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With it all painted and waxed… the two lower glides were repaired by my awesome hubby and it was time to decide on hardware.  I loved the cups, but I didn’t have enough.  So I opted for a pack of 10 from Home Depot.  It updated the piece perfectly and kept with the masculine feel on a budget- $19.95.

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Covered the back with burlap for the booth- thought it was a cute touch…

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Thanks for stopping by!! ~Lori

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I really like the changes and adore the handles, especially their color!!
    Rose L. recently posted…FUN TO PLAY WITH CREATIVITYMy Profile

  2. Thereasa Gargan says:

    Lovely!

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