Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vintage Gold Dresser & My Furniture Checklist

Doesn't it feel like forever since I shared a piece of furniture with you all? I know, I've sort of been on a crafting kick lately. But, I have still been filling my days with painting; mostly working on finishing custom orders.  There has been one exception, though. I had been looking for a dresser for our upstairs hall.  I wanted something long and low to brighten up the space and make it easier to decorate seasonally.

I found the most perfect piece of furniture on craigslist and, this is so random, but I ended up buying it from a friend's Mom. I love when things like that happen! (Here's the before.)
Seriously, though. This dresser ticks off every little box on my wish list of furniture.
1. It's vintage.
2.  It has gorgeous detailing (check out the carvings on the drawers).
3. It has ridiculously cool feet.
4. It's on casters.
5. It has all its original hardware.
So, I knew I wanted to paint it a light color, but not necessarily cream. Plus, I wanted to bring a bit of a golden hue to the upstairs hall. I ended up finding this gorgeous, creamy yellowish color called Vintage Gold by Valspar. And. It. Is. Perfect.
I actually, did something that I'm not sure I've ever done before. I did not distress it. Not even the tiniest little bit. I just really loved the look of the pristine finish.
On a side note, I had also very seriously considered painting the walls an almost black (Valspar's Lincoln Cottage Black here). But, ultimately decided against it because I thought the transition from the stairway would be awkward, and I really love the bright, almost stark look as it is now. What do you all think?




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