Sarah's Delightful Dresser Re-Do

Sarah's Delightful Dresser Re-Do

Colleen Quinn
May 14, 2010

When Sarah couldn't find a mobile she liked for her son's nursery, she set out to make her own, and a home-based business was born. She brings that same streak of creativity to the rest of her home, preferring to recreate found and thrifted items than to purchase new ones. The dresser above is an excellent example- Sarah chose it at auction for its great lines and structure, but the finish needed some work.

Rather than attempt to restore the wood finish, Sarah chose to paint and glaze the piece to better work in her home. She selected a green latex paint, then created her own antique glaze to add some character. The finished product adds a unique and unexpected touch to Sarah's home. The color is a standout that nevertheless works with the classic lines of the piece- the essence of a successful modern makeover.

For more pictures of Sarah's home, check out her Flickr page; if you're interested in her handmade mobiles, they are available on her Etsy store, Hart's Desire.

Thanks again to everyone who shares pictures with the DC Flickr group. We love getting a peek inside your homes, and sharing your inspirational spaces with the community.

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