Hello, guys! Sorry for the radio silence over here, but it’s been a challenge to find the time to blog these days. Last week was the big kids’ first week of summer break, so we’ve been working on getting ourselves into a routine. Of course, throwing a baby into the mix makes it more challenging, but also much cuter. Wilder has started smiling, and those gummy grins melt me! He has a delayed reaction smile to tickling which cracks me up. Anyhow, enough of the excuses from me… today I am back with a new furniture makeover: black vintage dresser with milk glass knobs. Next month at Sweet Clover, Katie and I have been planning to use more black in our space, and this dresser was the perfect candidate for a black finish. (This post contains affiliate links.)
(Also, I realize this photo is slightly out of focus but I had already dropped it off at the shop when I uploaded the pics… OOPS!)
To be honest, this is a dresser that I didn’t want to paint, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. You see, I already gave this dresser a simple makeover at the end of last year. I loved the wood grain so much and just gave it a touch up, and added some fabulous white milk glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. I thought it was lovely like that!
Unfortunately solid wood finished pieces are just harder to sell at Sweet Clover. It sat in the shop after I even marked it down, but no one loved it enough to take it home. I eventually brought it home and decided I would have to paint it in order to sell it. At first I had settled on painting it in General Finishes Coastal Blue and changing the hardware to something brass, but once we decided to add black to the space I felt it would be perfect in my go to black.
After removing the knobs, I used my orbital sander to sand it all over with 160 grit sandpaper. Two coats of Lamp Black was all it took! Once the paint was dry, I used my sander to hit the edges and give it a lightly distressed finish.
After distressing it, I applied General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax with a rag, buffed it, and added the milk glass knobs back on.
Finally, back to Sweet Clover it went where hopefully soon it will find its new owner!