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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dresser or Cabinet?

I found this wonderful dresser/cabinet at the flea market a couple of weeks ago.  It was already painted black, but the paint job was awful.  I have never seen a dresser quite like this before although I have seen vintage dressers that have been encased in cabinets with shelves as well.  This sweet little cabinet is very compact and would even be a great entertainment cabinet in a bedroom with the flat screen TV on top.
The inside needed painting because it was still oak inside.  All it took to transform this gem was a little paint on the inside and a lot of sanding on the outside to bring out its character.  I put some numbers on the drawers and I wish I would have used a color other than antique white for the numbers, but all in all I think it turned out all right.  My photos are showing a lot of glare because of the lighting.  I see a huge shadow on the inside of the door in the next photo.
I love the details of the cabinet itself and the wood showing through gives it a nice aged look with a lot of character.
Thanks for your visit.

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25 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a cute piece, Maggie. I have never seen one quite like it. xo Diana

Kirby Carespodi said...

Very pretty! I think it would look great in a dining room for linens with fun things on top.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty piece, Maggie! I love the drawers!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beauty! I love the addition of the numbers and I think they look just fine in white. Great job!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Nice piece. The numbers are perfect

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Nice piece. The numbers are perfect

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it...I wonder if it easier to put on paint than to take off paint??? It looks great!

Carol

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Hi Maggie! Looks like a cabinet dresser to me! Love it in black I think Kirby has a point - this would be great in a dining room.

rkramadh said...

Why no posts? Hope to see updates soon, hope all is well and you are enjoying the summer!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never seen a cabinet like that. Oh, I bet it was A LOT of work to take that paint off, but in the end it is perfect!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Hi Maggie,
I was just thinking about you and thought I would look you up. I hope you are doing well. Miss you in blogland! xo Diana

Kay said...

I just found your gorgeous projects on Pinterest. It appears you have stopped blogging. The most recent I see is from 2015. If you have an updated site please let me know. I absolutely love your style.

rkramadh said...

I used to love visiting your site and see your amazing transformations. It's been a long time since you posted anything...hope you are well. Best wishes.

Sandra said...

Beautiful piece. Have a happy weekend. Hug.

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