23 January 2011

Before and After: Max's Nautical Navy Dresser

How's your weekend going? We're still in a deep freeze here so I'm doing lots of snuggling and comfort food cooking! I recently finished a few client commissions for Lather Creations that I'm excited to finally share with you. Remember my friend Martha's large dresser she wanted painted for her son Max's room? Here's the before pic. It's a great piece, large and well constructed with solid dovetail joints and a fantastic classic shape.


Martha already had a gallon of Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy that would be a perfect nautical blue for Max's room. I also chose to remove the old-fashioned brass hardware and make customized knobs, perfect for a little boy learning his ABCs and 123s. Watch for a tutorial on how to make your own personalized knobs in an upcoming PIY Pointers! Here's the dresser after....








I just love how it turned out, it will be a dresser Max can use right into his teenage years, it will just be a matter of swapping out the knobs for something a little more mature. I hope he likes it!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend friends - talk to you later!

5 comments:

  1. What a great dresser and a gorgeous shade of blue!

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  2. Fantastic dresser! Perfect navy color and your knobs are fun. I also love the sock monkey!

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  3. oh, how fun! i really like the knobs.

    xo Alison

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore