This dressing table was a family hand-me-down that I was grateful to receive but couldn’t figure out how to use. It didn’t fit in my tiny “master” bedroom, and I don’t have a real office space… Turns out it was the only thing strong enough to hold up our TV, so a TV console it is. Ay, I wish we had a wall mounted TV…
I want to give a special shout out to the lovely ladies of the charming Metheny Weir shop who helped me out when I originally ordered the wrong color. Woops! This Chalk Paint® in old white is perfect!
The other half of the makeover story…
However I found these fantastic pulls at Lowes:
- Silver rectangular platform knobs, $3.47 each
- 5″ Brainerd vintage nickel bar cabinet pulls, $7.97 each
- 3 ” Brainerd vintage nickel bar cabinet pulls, $4.97 each
While my hardware is drying, it’s time for a little bit of minor “reconstruction” on this dresser facelift. Here is the plan…
Did you catch all of that? *grin* Nice and simple…I’m taking the end piece/legs off of the extension part and reattaching them to the base piece. Shortening this piece will make it is less clunky and awkward looking. It really was a simple task and required only a screwdriver and small crowbar.
Next I am attaching the end piece/legs via a wooden strip screwed into both pieces, and some wood glue.
You’ve got some great makeovers on your site. Please tell me the type of wood filler you used on this desk. I used one name brand that was UGH! Thanks!
LOVE it! You give me inspiration!! Just found your website via Pinterest and I’m so glad!
Aw, thanks! I’m so glad! Welcome to Home Made by Carmona!
Wow, it’s really cool! I love that you update hardware with paint. 🙂 Beautiful makeover.
Thank you Kathy! I searched for gold hardware for months and it turns out it is so much more expensive…so this worked! 😉
I think i know the hardware you’ve been looking at. I’ve been swooning over it too (for about 6 months) but just couldn’t rationalise $18 a pop!
such a relief to have found out i can just paint it like you did, now i can go on with redecorating my kitchen! thank you
Crazy price right? 🙂 I’m glad to help, and I’m glad you’re here! 😉
What a great idea! This turned out beautifully.
Thank you Jennifer!
This turned out great! does it leave brush marks? I haven’t really ventured into chalk paint yet but am also considering it given this winter in the Northeast (that is never going to end) LOL
Thank you Erica,
It does have faint brush marks, but using fine sand paper and a light sanding takes care of it. It is much easier to get a smooth finish than using regular paint.
Your dressing table/TV console is beautiful! The hardware makes all the difference. I like that you left the top the natural wood. You are so talented, Ursula.