{Before & After} – waterfall dresser

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This cute little dresser had been hangin out in my garage for about a year – i finally finished it up and think it turned out pretty cute :)

It was missing the top drawer so i put down a piece of thin piece of fiberboard to give it a finished look.  If your pieces are missing drawers, or the drawers are beyond repair – just leave the space empty.  You could put a basket in there, some folded up blankets, use it as a cute little bookshelf or use it as a tv console and put your tv components in there. 

I went a little bright with the color – but its kinda has a funky retro vintage style, so the blue/green i chose worked perfect.  I did put a coat of straight stain over the dresser (dark walnut) to tone down the color a bit and give it a more aged look.  Just brush the stain off and wipe it off – kinda like glazing that i showed here.


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After…sorry about the bad picture quality – i was in a hurry

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Knobs = Hobby Lobby

Color = Rivulet (#6760) by Sherwin Williams

Linking this project up to CSI – garage sale  – go and see all the other entries!!!

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32 replies
  1. Michael - Innkeeper
    Michael - Innkeeper says:

    this is fan-freakin-tastic! just love it!

    and the 'missing' drawer is my favorite part! seriously. adore!!

  2. DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810
    DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 says:

    Very pretty piece – love the fact that the drawer is missing and the color just makes it pop.

  3. Jessie
    Jessie says:

    It is literally painful knowing that I don't live close enough to benefit from the beautiful work you do bringing furniture back to life.

  4. Rhonda
    Rhonda says:

    That turned out incredible… way better than the before! That color is so great – must try my hand at this painting furniture thing!

  5. Erin
    Erin says:

    Ok, I've never been a fan of Waterfall furniture….but you actually made this GORGEOUS! The color is amazing! :)

  6. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    Great tip about the missing drawer. I always pass over furniture that has missing or badly broken drawers, but not anymore. Thanks for the tip and your dresser turned out gorgeous!

  7. Farmer's Wyfe
    Farmer's Wyfe says:

    WOW!! What a difference!!! LOVE it!!! And great idea to just leave the drawer space open…can't even notice, it just looks right!! Love it!! :)


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