My neighbor’s elderly mother had given us her old furniture last year. The furniture was gorgeous; it was high quality, durable, and had that certain old-fashioned flair that I love oh so much. The dark stain was out of date, however, and it definitely had its fair share of nicks and bruises.
I started researching DIY projects and ideas. So, one weekend, I sanded, painted, and distressed one of the smaller dressers that she’d given to us. Then, I did the same to the two end tables. They looked gorgeous and I was very impressed with myself, but there was still the large dresser that I needed to accomplish. My procrastination set in, and the large, bruised, nicked, yet beautifully designed dresser sat in the corner of the bedroom unloved and neglected – until of course, this weekend, when I poured all of my energy into giving my dresser what it deserved, a much needed makeover! Not only did it come out better than all of the other pieces, but it ties the whole room together and adds an extra touch of serenity.