Not many things will stop me in my tracks, however there are a few that instantly do. When my girl asked me if I had any dressers kickin’ around that she could use in her new bedroom space, I made selecting and painting one for her a priority. Our Jenn recently moved from a one-bedroom dwelling to a two-bedroom with a dear friend, and she ideally needed a small lowboy dresser to place her TV on and for extra clothing storage. I had the perfect little vintage dresser in mind— and got straight to work.
Before & After
Vintage Farmhouse Dresser
There’s quite the story behind this little dresser! I actually transformed it once before (a few years back)— back when I was still experimenting with different types of furniture paint. I had it in our living room for a while, and then ended up storing it in our shop when we had to do some shuffling around in our home. This vintage dresser has been in my family for 50-some years! AND I’ve been “told” to never sell it or else! It started off as my brothers’ dresser in their bedroom on the farm! I have memories of dinky cars lined up on top of it! I may be a little partial, but I like to think my decor is far more pleasing on the eye than dinky cars! 😂
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me
For MY DARLING Jenny
Where do the years go?! 50-some years ago this charming little vintage dresser adorned my brothers’ room on the farm. Between then and now, it has functioned in many spaces within my family. Today it’s offering the most perfect use for our daughter, and I couldn’t be happier that she wanted it for her space. Built to stand the test of time! Everything was built stronger and better back in the day, including furniture! A little bit of drawer mending, painted in a cozy & calming farmhouse white, with exposed stained wood for that extra little touch. Enjoy my girl— I’m so happy I could hand this heirloom down to you, and know that you too will keep it in our family for many more years to come! ~ Love, Mom
Modern Farmhouse Furniture
Vintage Dresser Transformation
Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my transformation. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.
My Step-by-Step Transformation
Custom Furniture Painting
I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.