You know it’s a silly thing that when something doesn’t go quite as planned that I let it bother me in any way; cuz honestly, things almost always turn out better than what I had envisioned! This vintage tallboy dresser flip was NO exception! I was planning for a dark neutral with exposed wood, and ended up with a textured faux fabric linen look— a technique I randomly came across, and am now swimming in a sea of swoon over!
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Compared to Hazelwood on the left, you can see that OAKHAM is more bold and more grey. When compared to Chocolate on the right, it shows its grey tone strength. This unique colour seems like the perfect blend of these shades creating a beautiful neutral shade.
Before & After
Vintage Tallboy Dresser
So pretty much all vintage and antique dressers catch my eye, however when ALL the original hardware is intact— that’s when you really see me jump! This charming tallboy was tucked away in the sweetest retro basement with a very tricky stairwell. An obstacle that was in no way gonna stop me from getting it into the back of my crossover! I was soooo excited to get this one home and into my workshop, and couldn’t wait to get started!
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me
Looking to add dark, neutral, texture and dimension to your home or cottage? If so, this is the statement piece for YOU! Featuring the colour Oakham— rooted in grey, this dark neutral is balanced in its warm brown and bronze undertones; a complex, dark shade that is sure to make its way into the foundation of any colour palette. A solid vintage tallboy transformation that oozes texture, dimension and charm. Pairs ever so sweetly with exposed wood, jute/wicker textures, greenery, and aged faux pottery that I’d love to share how you too can DIY!
Modern Farmhouse Furniture
Vintage Dresser Transformation
Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my Vintage Tallboy Dresser 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
Photos From My Workshop
Come Take a Closer Look!
I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I am however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU! Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this piece in video format (taken out in my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid).
For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!
Products Used & Recommended
This post contains links to products I personally use, trust, and highly recommend. Here’s a handy compiled list for your ease of reference:
🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint OAKHAM
🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint CLEAR GLAZE
🌟 Fusion Mineral Paint BEESWAX FINISH
🌟 Faux Fabric Painting SMALL HAND BROOM
🌟 Faux Fabric Painting NYLON WIRE BRUSH
🌟 Zinsser B-I-N SHELLAC BASE PRIMER
🌟 Hardware Polish BRASSO METAL CLEANER
🌟 Decoupage Tissue Paper WASHED DAMASK
🌟 Staging FRAMED BOHO WALL ART
🌟 Staging BRAIDED ROUND JUTE RUG
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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.