Generally speaking when I do my furniture makeovers I don’t “copy” people, I like to be unique and do my own thing, but there are always exceptions to the rule. In this case I fell in love with this industrial style dresser I found on Pottery Barn Kids. It seems this is no longer available and even if it was we don’t have Pottery Barn in Australia so chances of me ever actually owning it were pretty slim to start with! (apparently we do have Pottery Barn here, who knew? Obviously some shopping needs to be done now!)
So I decided to create my own Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock-Off! This one appears to be made of metal, like lockers, but mine would be made of wood. This is what I started with:
Now I know you are thinking this looks nothing like it! Well I removed the mirror and the backboard thing that the mirror attaches to (technical term!) and the handles. I then painted the outside with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Typewriter and the interior of the drawers with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Finally, I added new metal handles that I had Spray Painted Matte Black and the finishing touch was hand painting the numbers on the drawers.
I know it is not exactly the same but I think I got pretty close and I kinda love this look….what do you think? It is amazing what a little bit of paint can do to a piece of furniture, I am always surprised by the transformation. I see it in a little boys room as it has a very masculine look about it. This is definitely a look I would love in my own home so I might do something similar on another project!
Now for some blog news….for anyone interested in my furniture makeovers I am about to start a series showing my complete process in making over furniture. I have had some requests from readers to give you an insight into the process so that is what you are getting. I will also be showing you how I get perfect lines on pieces like my recent Trophy Sideboard Makeover. You can expect the first part of this series next week so look out for that and make sure your sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! Hope you are having a wonderful week, see you Friday!
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