This, I believe, is my favorite dresser (technically a chest of drawer) makeover!
I first found my “inspiration” here….I knew the minute I saw this I had to do one! All I had to do was find perfect waterfall chest.
I bet I have passed on a few hundred over the years. They aren’t terribly “sturdy” dressers and because of that they tend to be in pretty bad shape after a few decades of use.
Just so happens a friend who owns a vintage store posted one on Facebook market place. It was a tad higher than what I wanted to pay but I wanted it NOW!
Most of the decorative doo-dads on waterfall pieces are painted on but this one had actual carvings…
…which meant I had to fill the carving….curses.
I usually use the wood filler I pick up at Lowe’s and have always been happy with it but I saw this product on another blog and decided to give it a try…
Meh…It’s okay but I have to order it and price wise it’s not worth it. I think I will just stick to the product I have been using.
Remember when you use wood fillers to “patch” you may have to sand and reapply 2-3 times before you get a smooth repair…patience!
This little project took a lot longer than my normal KSTP project because of all the different paints…each “layer” had to dry before I could paint the next layer.
But the overall process was the same…first, patch and repair, then Kilz, sand and wipe with tack cloth, then paint on the design (KSTP). The white is lacquer and the other paint colors are some latex I had on hand…most of it “custom” mixed.
TOO. STINKING. CUTE!!!!
I used some round knobs I had in my stash and painted them the same color as the drawers. The “window wipers” are stainless pulls.
I wanted to buy an actual VW Bus emblem but they were pretty pricey for a “makeover-for-resale” project so I bought a vinyl decal from HERE and it looks great!
The details were a combination of freehand, taping and a few homemade templates. Seriously, you do not have to be super creative to do something like this…just patient and skip the coffee for a day…lol!
I sure hope Larissa believes “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
This weekend we are headed to Phoenix so I probably won’t be around next week!
Until next time…