Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Charcoal Gray and Brass Antique Dresser

Oh how I love the combination of charcoal gray with brass! Don't you just love the classic lines of this dresser and how the darker paint gives it such a modern feel? 
 
 
 

I found this dresser the same day that I bought the Vintage Gold Dresser (and, if you follow me on Facebook then you know I couldn't live with the yellow color and ended up repainting it this very same gray. Don't judge, I am fully aware of my obsessiveness.)
 
 
 
But, back to this dresser. So, I bought it with the intention of putting it in my now just turned 12 year old son's room. My first mistake was asking his opinion. He got into this whole, "I love your style, it's just not for me" speech. I ended up painting it as I had envisioned then selling it immediately after listing it. Totally his loss. (Not actually, though because he ended up taking a beautiful armoire that we had elsewhere in our home and now he has this whole dorm room/office/playroom/Narnia thing with a touch of science going on up there is his space and we're all happy.)
 

 
 
This was, in part, such a fun makeover to do, because I was able to use a new color by General Finishes Paint Company called Queenstown Gray. You knows when every once in a while you find an absolutely perfect paint color? That is how I feel about this one. It is a gorgeous deep, deep gray that has a bit of a blue undertone. Just right for this antique dresser!
 
Here is a before shot:
 
 
 

 Did you notice that I was missing some hardware?  I ended up mixing and matching the drawer pulls with some complimentary pieces I had on hand. I am kind of really into mixing hardware lately and have actually been seeing it pop up on more and more pieces.
 
 
 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

*I was compensated for this post, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.





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30 comments:

  1. it is so fantastic. my workspace is way too cold to paint in right now as it is my garage and the vortex is gripping our area. i can't wait to try out the general finishes paint they sent, now mostly this gray. great work

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  2. Such a pretty piece...love those handles! Great makeover Angela!

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  3. The dresser turned out really beautiful- love the color AND the hardware! Fantastic job!

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  4. love it, i share your charcoal/brass love - our bedroom is charcoal and wall sconces brass - and I love it! had to laugh about your son's opinion, how diplomatic!

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  5. It's a gorgeous combo. You did a wonderful job.

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  6. I really, really, really love this color!!! And I agree, it looks fantastic paired with brass!!! Nice job!

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  7. Love the color, it is a good one to obsess over. Great job!

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  8. ooooh so pretty!!! i love the combo, as you may have guessed.

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  9. Very nice job Angela! It caught my eye over at the Home and Garden Thursday party.
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  10. I love the combination of the masculine grey and the dainty feminine handles. Beautiful job!

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  11. So prefect. Love the painting above too!

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  12. It is beautiful and elegant Angela! Thanx for coming to THT!

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  13. I LOVE, love this makeover so much! What a fabulous color and the hardware looks great. I love the styling too:-)

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  14. Beautiful! I love the color and the brass combo. Well done. I love that painting above it too - it really goes well with the dresser.

    ~Kathleen

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  15. Just discovering your blog from Jen Rizzo's linkup and I love, love this dresser. That color really shows off the hardware. And I love that you mixed and matched.

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  16. What an amazing transformation. Love that gorgeous gray color. Nicely done.

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  17. Gorgeous dresser. I'm loving the grey and brass together.

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  18. Love the grey dresser redo! We are getting ready to put a coffee station together and I think I will try the Van Gogh milkpaint on my project. Hope it turns out as great as yours!

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  19. So pretty Angela! Love what you have done! Jacqui www.brookeeva.com

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  20. This is stunning, Angela! Amazing, amazing job!!!

    ~Abby =)

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  21. Love this beautiful paint color and the mismatched hardware. Lovely makeover!

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  22. This is beautiful. I love the gray and brass!

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  23. Gorgeous color and I love the way you mixed the hardware!

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  24. That is a gorgeous colour and wonderful finished product. I have not tried the General Finishes Paint Company paint before and that colour is beautiful. I have a few dressers waiting for a makeover now that the holidays are over. The mix of hardware is a great idea.

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  25. I think that's the perfect color - looks wonderful with the accessories and the painting,
    Kathy

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  26. Love it. The mix and match of the pulls is fabulous!

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  27. What a wonderful transformation! Stunning dresser. Thanks for sharing! Kari

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  28. love your dresser , the color is beautiful, i would love to feature it ,if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! The story about your son cracked me up. I would love it if you linked up to The Makers! http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/01/the-makers-link-party-1/
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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