Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's All in the Pulls

I found this at the flea market over the weekend. Kind of plain but I fell in love with the scalloped back splash. I envisioned it as the perfect changing table. Anyone else hate those bat wing style pulls?


 First thing I did was putty up the holes and drill new ones. No way were bat wings staying on this baby. I like to use Quik Wood for this. It dries hard and sands perfectly smooth unlike wood filler.

Painted her in duck egg and clear waxed and buffed. I found the wax went on super smooth when I applied it outside in the sun. The dresser was warm, not scorching hot and it just kinda glided on easily and uniformly. I think temperature has a huge thing to do with how well the wax goes on.  Just my little observation.

Changed out the bat wings for sparkly glass pulls. And here she is....



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3 comments:

MaytagNMom said...

Very sweet dresser redo, Sue, and yes, I am not a fan of those former pulls either- you picked out cute ones of the new and improved look you gave it with paint :)

Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois
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EveryDay Bloom said...

Awesome reformation! Yes, pulls make a huge difference. The scallops on the top too make the piece unique...I love love love the color/finish that you used! The pictures you've got on this site are sheer eye candy. I'm inspired. Thank you for taking the time to put it all together...Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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