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Mom…you missed a spot!

That’s what I heard over and over again as I was finishing up our latest dresser.  How do you explain ‘distressing’ and ‘rustic feel’ to kids?  They just don’t get the look at all and were very worried that I didn’t see these ‘spots’ as they called them.

The piece I am referring to is shown below in its ‘before’ state.  As you can see, it’s missing several knobs and showcases a whole lot ofIMG_5507 knotty pine.  It really needed a fresh start!  I started by sanding this piece down to smooth out some of the rough areas.  The biggest issue with this piece was just the ‘bumps and bruises’ it had suffered at its previous home.  As I smoothed them out, I realized that this would make the perfect ‘farmhouse’ piece and decided to embrace these problem  character areas of the piece.

I first turned to my favorite shade of black, lamp black milk paint by General Finishes.  I completed a similar ‘rustic’ look on an antique writing table with this color and loved how it looked and decided to use it again.

Here’s how it turned out.  It’s the perfect piece for so many places in the home and did I mention IMG_2126the storage possibilities with this dresser? Each dove tailed drawer (all nine), offers spacious storage.  This Thomasville treasure is still so solid and would shine in any room in your home.

I finished off the rustic look with some elegant glass knobs from D Lawless Hardware.  They just pop against the black milk paint!

The perfect rustic, farmhouse piece, right?

My five year old, however, still thinks I missed a spot!

Check this piece as well as our other available pieces out today at our shop!


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