This is the final post on a two-part series featuring the Strickland Dressers....I love featuring pieces in a "Series" because it's just plain fun. But not only do I do it for the mere pleasure and fun of it, I also do it because I believe every piece of furniture tells a story and I want each piece to leave my workshop looking great and reminding its owner of that story and meaning. Most importantly, I want the owner to feel excited about their new piece! With a new home on the horizon and a new set of dressers, I think Jen and Jim will feel that excitement!
Both dressers are now a smooth, distressed surface. I decided to paint the interior drawer dividers a bold turquoise. Since the dividers are inside the drawers, I knew I could maintain the exterior neutral request, but still add a little pop of color. I also lined each drawer with some fun contact paper for an added touch. (I may enjoy adding a little surprise to each of my pieces).
Using contact paper can refresh a piece all on it own. But paired with a fresh coat of paint it can totally transform and update a piece! And it's easily interchangeable so if at some point the chevron overstays its welcome, it can be replaced!
Above is a close-up of the distressed finish. There are many different levels of distressing, and with these pieces I went a bit more on the conservative side....not too crazy but just enough to achieve the look.
Of course what would a finished piece be without some type of accessory on top? I have to include an accessory in my "after photos"!
And below, the final product....only one dresser is pictured here as I ran out of room and couldn't arrange both dressers side by side. But you get the idea!
From a tired piece in need of rescue.....
to a fresh and updated piece that will look fabulous in its new home......
Thank you Stricklands for allowing me to update your pieces! I hope you like them and enjoy them in your freshly painted master bedroom.
Signing off of this series.....and ready to launch the next!