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Antique Dresser gets a makeover

My client scored this piece at a yard sale and I don't even want to talk about the amazing deal she got on it.  She seriously has a gift.  It's like beautiful pieces of furniture are just calling to her, "Come get me!  I'm almost free!"

Doesn't it look like it's missing something in the middle?  And the knobs seem to be running away they're so far out there.

 Using this technique I added a design to the center for a little extra something. In the smallish town of St. George, Utah there aren't a lot of options for stencils so I just printed a design I found from google and cut it out with an exacto knife.  It only took about 30 minutes to actually make the stencil but I spend a whole day trying to find just the right one.  :)  I would suggest skipping this step.  Ha ha 
So, here's the end result! 
 We're saving the cute antique knobs for a future project and replaced them with some bigger, swirly handles.  It seems a little more balanced now. 

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  1. i just love the stencil detail. you have done a gorgeous job- again! Kate x

  2. The stencil turned out just beautiful - looks like it was always meant to be there!
    Beautiful makeover!

  3. It's beautiful! I agree, those pulls are much better on the two bottom drawers.

  4. WOW! that is awesome- the detail you added makes the dresser! love it!

  5. I am so glad I found your blog! I love your furniture!!


  6. This turned out so nice! Great job and great idea on the stencil!!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the detail, such a great idea!!

  8. Nice job! The centered hardware looks so much better. Did you use chalk paint on this piece?

  9. Great job! What a sweet little cabinet.