October 16, 2013

Dresser in Navajo White & Giveaway Winner

Last year I posted this empire dresser on Craigslist. A sweet lady named Sara bought it and asked if I could paint another dresser she bought. 

She wasn't sure if I could do anything with it because veneer was missing and the top was pretty rough. 
Little did she know, I know my way around a piece of furniture with missing veneer. If you wanna see my past experience with removing veneer click herehereand here. I need to update you guys on my technique to get it all off !!

Before I took this picture I started to remove the veneer on the middle drawer.

Looking at these pictures I realize I need to repaint my wall and scrape paint off the floor. 

We kept the original hardware and didn't do anything to it. It was so pretty! 
The color is Navajo White by Behr and the top was re-stained with dark walnut by Minwax. This color was the perfect cream. This is going on my "Favorite White's" list.

I lightly distressed the legs and around the edges of the drawers. 

Now to announce the winner of the $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!
The winner is Michele Moede. 
Michele check your email for all the info.
The winner was randomly selected by Rafflecopter.

Congrats Michele!!


  1. Helen, it's beautiful! It's good to see you were able to save the top...the grain is so warm and lovely! Your client must have been thrilled!

  2. I cannot believe it is the same dresser! What a wonderful job--the owner must have been so surprised it could look that great.

  3. LOVE this Helen! It's soo gorgeous! I'm always in awe of how you get such a great stain application on your dresser tops :)

  4. Absolutely Beautiful! Can't even tell it's the same dresser! You are amazing!

  5. It turned out beautiful. I love the pieces that some think are not fixable...those are the ones that bring a shock factor to them. Love it!!

  6. Helen I love the finished project...BEAUTIFUL!!

  7. DO you ever make something I don't like????

  8. Gorgeous as usual! Thanks for sharing this beauty.

  9. A beautiful classic dresser Helen - love it in white with the natural top!

  10. WOW! So, so stunning! I can't believe how amazing the transformation is! I popped over from Start at Home-- thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  11. Sweet refinish! I painted our house walls, Navajo white, 3 houses back:) Love that shade! Pinning and new follow for your page and soc media. Happy Halloween

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous! May I ask, what is the color of paint on your walls here? I love it!