I am soooo excited to share my before/after with you of this dresser. I am in love with this thing. Seriously. I just stand there and stare at it sometimes. :)
You can see in the "before" that this piece is quite chipped. Someone before me had painted cream on top of white without using primer, so the top cream coat was just chipping off.
If you look closely, you can see that the front part of the top was actually ripped off and then nailed back on. I like the nails because I think it adds something, but I had to use some wood filler in the crack and the corner on the right side.
The finished (light gray) distressed piece with new knobs!
I just love the way the distressing turned out on this...some of the wood and primer are visible here.
You don't see that right corner here, but the top is clearly MUCH smoother. If look closely, you can still see a couple of the nails coming through (love that!).
Love this candle from West Elm.
Hydrangeas freshly cut from my garden, and a succulent we lovingly call "Judith" in a teacup shaped cement pot.
One more view of the top sans the huge crack.