Hello amazing friends and welcome to Furniture Fixer Upper Day!! This is one of my favorite days because not only do I have a furniture makeover for you, but so do my talented friends! Be on the lookout for their furniture flips at the bottom!
Today I’m sharing this gorgeous dressing table that belongs to the lovely lady that blessed me with my Mother’s Day haul:
As we were loading up the items she was giving me, Mary asked how much I would charge her to paint this dressing table. Most of you that know me know that I rarely take on other people’s pieces. I just don’t like the stress that comes with redoing furniture for others. Of course, in this case, I was happy to paint this piece for Mary as a thank you!
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This piece needed some TLC. Before I could get started on this makeover, I needed to address the top:
Mary just wanted a simple paint job and I probably could have painted right over this, but you would be able to see all those imperfections in the final finish.
I knew this table might bleed through, so I went ahead and gave it and the mirror frame a coat of Dixie Belle’s BOSS in white:
I actually kind of like the white washed look of the top after applying the BOSS, but it didn’t really go with the style of this table.
You can see in the back there that I removed the mirrors to paint the frame. I almost always do this so that I can paint the back side of the frame. That way the mirror will reflect white and not ugly brown.
Here is what was holding the mirror in place:
I removed those wood pieces with a flathead screwdriver and saved them so I could secure the mirror back in place with them when I was done.
And can you see the layer of dust along the bottom edge? That was reflecting in the mirror and I knew I needed to clean that out.
I knew this set was old, but it is actually over one hundred years old! By the stamp on the mirror, it looks like it was made in 1917!
I could see pink peeking through the BOSS, so I ended up giving everything one more coat and let it sit overnight. Giving it plenty of dry time yields the best results.
I hadn’t yet made it to the top with paint yet, but it did look pretty cool as-is, didn’t it?
Another reason I was happy to take this project on is that Mary wanted my favorite finish…a simple white makeover!!
It highlights all those beautiful details so well!
I just love how this gorgeous piece turned out!
I grabbed one of our dining room chairs to pair with it here, and it works pretty well…
One of the original drawer pulls was bent, so I opted for these simple glass pulls instead:
The drawers also had a bit of wear on the insides:
So I knew I was going to line them, and I chose a dark fabric so I would not have to BOSS and paint them first.
I brushed matte Mod Podge on like a glue with a cheap chip brush:
This table has been through a lot. It is actually missing the front of one of its legs on the right side…
Part of the ball claw foot is missing:
On the right side, it is also missing the pretty detail on the inside corner that you see here:
You might never know if wasn’t pointed out though, and I love that it has a story to tell!
The center area might be my favorite:
I feel so fortunate to have been able to redo this special piece for Mary!
Don’t go anywhere just yet…my friends have makeovers of their own to share!
I’m sad to announce that Kandice is no longer with the group. She is taking a furniture painting break!
If you want to see more of my Furniture Fixer Upper makeovers, you can see them all HERE.
I really enjoyed working on this gorgeous piece, flaws and all!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing the rest of what I got in my Mother’s Day Haul!
See ya then!
UPDATE: No need to come back! See all the goodies in my Mother’s Day Haul HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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