Sunday 15 September 2013

Charcoal and White Dresser

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!

Happy Sunday everyone!

The Before!


  1. This piece is has a very modern look to it. How did it look before you did the edits? do you have pics or have I missed them? Great job with this. I found it on

  2. Thanks for the compliments! I have posted a before pic, Rae.

  3. Loving this charcoal color! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  4. This turned out amazing! Love the grey with the white accents! Looks great against the wallpaper as well!

  5. gorgeous piece! I Would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

  6. Do you happen to sell any of your pieces? I absolutely love your work!!!!