I knew as soon as I saw this little gem what I wanted to do with it. I have been wanting to do a charcoal gray with white highlighting for a little while now, and this dresser was the perfect candidate for that vision with its great trim work on the drawer facings.
I love the low streamline look of it, and I knew it would be a great modern-contemporary piece with crisp lines and no distressing.
I also really like the original hardware, squarish and blocky, it reminds me of campaign dressers.
There was two pieces of trim missing which the original owner had lost, so Mr. Chuckles helped me source some new trim and cut it to size. I also decided to go with four circle pulls across the top, original it only had two in the top middle drawer. I thought it would look more consistent if they went all the way across the top.
I have used this colour before (here) and love how the dark gray looks when it is topped with wipe on poly. It offers a great low lustre hand-rubbed sheen.
Painting out the trim was the most time consuming step. I had to tape it, because I couldn’t get a clean line freehanding. I taped all the drawers, then I did a base coat of the gray to seal the tape line, and topped it with three coats of white. Unfortunately I did get some bleed through in a few places, but it was easily touched up by hand.
I love the legs on this piece. I really love furniture with legs, so it was nice to get a piece with them already attached!