Sunday, August 28, 2011

Project Waterfall Dresser!

While Mandy was gone to Cali, we decided to refinish an old Waterfall dresser for her room--a fun place for a high school girl to sit and get ready for school each day. We had fun working on it for her, and must admit, we like the refinishing biz! We'll see where it takes us!

Here's the find---a neighbor was selling it and we happened by one day. I had remembered Aunt Rene had one down in her basement. I loved the idea of having a big vanity for Mandy and had told Bear if he ever saw one, to let me know. One day, on his way home, he spotted this sitting out in a yard. He came home and said I think she's selling one of those dressers you want. Sure thing! It has been sitting in the shop for a couple of years. We finally got to it, and it turned out even better than I imagined!

The poor old beauty needed a little TLC, her handles were broken, veneer peeling, etc., but in her day, she was brilliant!

The bench seat was wobbly, but Bear used some L brackets and reinforced it.

Here's the first coat of wonderful creamy grey, green, bluish, white!

Followed by a layer of Mandy's favorite shade of hot lime green and some distressing....

still not enough contrast for me, so a layer of stain.

Then the idea to do the drawers the bright green.

Here's my favorite drawer! It's that top middle one.

Some fun new hardware and shelf lining for the drawers.....

Kind of a green and white paisley print--kind of fun!

And........the finished product!

Here's the seat cushion---cute polka dots.

Finally....with the big mirror mounted on the back! A great place for a high school girl to get ready every morning---notice the mega power strip for all hair accessories, etc.!