Before & After: A Beautiful Vintage Dresser Gets a New Look

published Feb 22, 2013
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It’s not often that we see a before that looks so much like, well, an after. Natty admits that the dresser was in great shape when she got it, but she was looking for something more modern and personalized. After all, a dark stained wood isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and sometimes even beautiful pieces can stand to be a new kind of beautiful.

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Natty mixed her own shade of milk paint to the exact “silvery blue” that she knew would go beautifully with the sleek navy knobs she had picked out. She went for a handpainted look with the final product, and there’s no doubt the project was nothing short of a labor of love:

You really can’t beat pulling out a brush and hand painting. The feel is completely different than sanding and spraying — it’s so much more personal. And on top of that, being able to custom mix different milk paint colors to fit exactly what you’re going for makes it even more so.

Head on over to her blog for more info. Natty’s projects are also viewable in her shop.

Thanks, Natty!

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