You just never know what you will find at Goodwill. I found this blue painted dresser last week - I had eyed it before but never gave it much heed - last Thursday it was 50% off so I looked a little closer. The blue paint was so glossy, it almost shimmered. There were white dirty knobs. One of the drawers was out of alignment. But as I looked closer I saw that the drawers had dovetail construction (always a plus!) and that underneath and behind, there was solid oak wood. Believe it or not, I left without buying it...thinking, "Do I need another project?!"
I kept thinking about that dresser - always a sign that it has to come home with me. I went back on Sunday afternoon - walked right in the store and claimed it as my own. Brought it home and took the electic sander to it...the blue paint stopped shimmering...and green paint (along with a touch of turquoise) peeked out from behind the blue.
Going with a Provence influence, I swapped out the dirty white knobs for burnished copper. The screw end was smaller than the previous knobs and there was a distinctive mark on the drawer front from the former knob...what to do...
I grabbed some rusty metal washers...the copper knob screw end fit perfectly through the washer and the washer was large enough to cover the marks left from the white knobs. I love it when such machinations work out!
Yesterday I took the dresser to Faded Elegance to freshen up my spot...if you feel it has to come home with you, you'd better go check it out.
Historic Downtown Snohomish