Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pretty Drawers for Dixie




Sometimes I like to bring a little something special to furniture I refinish. In this makeover of a Dixie dresser and its two matching nightstands, I got my inspiration from paper I had previously ordered from Spoonflower.

This furniture was pretty beat up. There were scratches all over the place, but in particular, the "his"(or maybe it was the "hers") nightstand was a mess. Somebody didn't use a coaster!!


Before
As you can see from the condition of the nightstand, this whole set needed a lot of prep. Sanding, filling, patching, priming, sanding, priming, sanding. Because I had to sand these pieces so much, I anticipated any potential bleed problems by spot spraying the sanded areas. I use Zinsser clear spray shellac to tackle these potential issues.

I painted these pieces in General Finishes Snow White and sealed them with their High Performance Top Coat in Satin. What a beauty!





The original bull pulls were spruced up with Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray.



The nightstands look just a little different than before!





I get a little excited whenever I find furniture with the "Dixie" name! Great quality and workmanship!



I'm happy I put the extra effort into making these drawers pretty. They really pulled the set together for a finished, designer look!




Thanks for stopping by!


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17 comments:

  1. Just popped over from Found & Foraged... great job on the makeover - lovely finish! What type of paint did you use if you don't mind me asking :) I'm not familiar with "General Finishes" - is it a spray? Cheers!

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    1. General Finishes is a water-based milk paint. I love this paint and its ease of use. Thanks so much for the compliment and for stopping by! :)

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  2. Great looking chest!
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  3. What a beautiful job you've done with this pieces, love it all! Stopping by from BNOTP.

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  4. Thank you, Christina, and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oooohhh, Dixie! Makes my heart skip a beat when I see their logo in a drawer! And love the paint and paper selection for these pieces! Gorgeous!
    Robin

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I was really surprised to see that it was Dixie because I've done a few of their French Provincial pieces so far and didn't know they made other styles. Lesson learned and the hunt will continue for more Dixie pieces!

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  6. This turned out just fantastic! I love the pattern you chose. Thank you so much for sharing on Found & Foraged!

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    1. Thank you so much! This was just a clean, classic pattern. You can never go wrong with black and white! Thanks for stopping by from F&F!

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  7. Super lovely! Glad to find you today at Embracing Change Link up!

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    1. I'm glad you found me as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. wonderful makeover. those furniture pieces look like they came right from Restoration Hardware.

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  9. Love the classic lines and color! The added drawer liners are perfect! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings, Deborah

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  10. Juat beautiful finish. Did you spay or hand paint them? They are just gorgeous

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