I saw a dresser I loved on one of Design Sponge’s Sneak Peak house tours. I saved the image and had been planning to refinish one of our dresser in a similar way. A couple week ago, I did!
Here’s the inspiration dresser:
I really liked the whole sneak peak. But this dresser stood out to me. I love the soft, worn black and the brass handles. I had a dresser in mind that would be perfect for the redo. It has a similar shape and simple lines.
And here’s my dresser (after the redo):
I used flat black paint. When I paint furniture black, I prefer a flat finish. It looks older and softer and less harsh and modern, as opposed to black paint with a sheen. Just a personal preference. Then I took the wooden knobs and spray painted them a gold/brass color. It was a simple and relatively quick redo! I wish I had a before picture, but I forgot to take one. It used to be white. And before that (when it lived in my room in high school) it was black (but not flat)… and before that, when it was in my room as a child, it was natural wood with light blue drawer fronts… and before that, as a very young child, it was just plain wood. I think my Mom got it at an unfinished furniture store when I was very young.
It has great big, deep drawers and lives in a perfect spot in our bedroom. It’s almost like it was built for the space. And I absolutely love the new look it has!