I picked up a tall 4-drawer dresser, a nightstand, and a six drawer dresser. I thought about repainting them white and keeping with the little girls theme. But I just didn't feel like it. Nope, I wanted to do it in a deep charcoal.
Well, I did the nightstand and the tall dresser in charcoal, but I did the six-drawer in mint and white (pics to come soon). I had low expectations of what was going to lie beneath that old white finish, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was solid wood! Nice!
I left the inside of the nightstand white to add a little contrast with the charcoal gray.
I painted out the hardware white, it was originally a two-toned white/gold finish, and I didn't mind it, but I wanted the contrast of the white.
After the chalkpaint coat dried, I sanded it down to smooth out the roughness and applied the wax. The lustre is perfect, a great hand-rubbed sheen.
Here is the pair of them together. Aren't they handsome!
Here are a couple of before pics. Although they look like they are in great condition, the finish was chipping and scratched. In short, they looked their age (and not in a good way).