Sunday, January 25, 2015

Black Waterfall Dresser

This huge waterfall dresser was so dark and dingy. 
I chose black for its makeover.
I painted it with two coats in DIY chalk paint and distressed slightly.  I then covered it with Martha Stewart metallic glaze in Black Coffee.  It is hard to tell in the photo, but it really does give some dimension to the black.
I completely transformed the hardware by simply soaking them in ammonia and buffing them to a shine with a green scrubbing sponge.
They really pop off the black and become the star of the show.


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27 comments:

  1. Susan,
    You took a tired gal and gave her glamour back. Beautiful work!
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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  2. You did a lovely job. /the original was sturdy but rather drab. You've given her much needed glamour. I saw your link at That DIY Party. Ann Marie at Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  3. WOW, such a great makeover!! I love what you did. You really gave a drab piece new life!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Be~YOU~tiful Link Party!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes a simple black paint job is all a piece needs.

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  4. Featuring your gorgeous dresser on the Be~YOU~tiful link party! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. I love anything painted black. You did a lovely job transforming this!
    Jamie | anderson + grant

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    1. Thank you! Black is definitely my fail safe color.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your trick for prettying up the handles - I will have to try that. Great job on the dresser transformation! So glad you linked up to Best of the Nest!

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely try the ammonia--I get a big jug at the dollar store and it really works great.

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  7. Pretty and sophisticated! And gosh, that hardware really shines now!

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  8. Featuring on tonight's Trash 2 Treasure link party! :)

    www.kammyskorner.com

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  9. Will definitely try the ammonia tip--Thank you! Also, does the hardware stay clean, or will it turn dark again? Beautiful job on the dresser, as well!

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    1. Thank you. If the gets dirty again, just soak it in the ammonia and buff again. It takes no time at all.

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! I'll have to remember the tip about the hardware!

    Tania

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  11. Great transformation--love the color and the glaze!

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    1. Thank you. I know that glaze is hard to tell, but it really did add to the piece. I am so sad Home Depot doesn't sell it anymore--I would have bought more since it was only like $6 and it has lasted me so long.

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  12. Wow, such an improvement! That is gorgeous...

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