July 27, 2012

Claw Foot Dresser

My client was looking for a new entertainment center but she needed something tall. We found this dresser on Craigslist and painted it the same color as the Red Dresser I did a few months back. This color was a hit with buyers and I have had a lot of requests for it.
She wanted to keep everything hidden so we didn't remove any drawers for open shelving. She will house the electronics inside the doors.

Okay, if you are a hardcore antique lover you might just want to move on. If you aren't and you love to see old furniture updated then please carry on.


She picked some great clear bevelled knobs from Hobby Lobby.
I love the brass key holes!

Any time the camera comes out this cat thinks it's a photo shoot just for her.

The inside of the drawers were...well, there are really no words for the inside of the drawers. 
There was green AstroTurf looking fabric that was glued down....IT WAS AWFUL!

I pulled it all out and lined the drawers and the inside of each cabinet with a camel colored microfiber fabric.
They look so much better.
I also drilled a hole in the back of each cabinet for cords and ventilation.
**If you are turning a dresser into an entertainment center make sure there is adequate ventilation**

I did very little distressing. Just a little around the corners of the drawers and little bit on the feet. I sealed it with two coats to Minwax Finishing Paste.

 The top picture is a little pink and isn't the exact color. The side view of the dresser is the truest in color. This color, Rose Dust, changes so much depending on the natural light in the room.

I hope Brandi loves her new entertainment center! It's such a bold statement piece and who doesn't love a bold piece of furniture? 

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