It’s been a rollercoaster of a week! Remember how I mentioned that we wanted to give our kids experience gifts rather than just tangible gifts for Christmas? Josh’s experience gift was to go see his friend Carter in Florida with me. When I found flights that didn’t cost much more than a Lego set, I thought… this is perfect. Here he is about to go on his first flight.
While I was away, my Aunt Alice passed away. We flew home late Wednesday night, prepped for the funeral Thursday and the wake, funeral and burial were on Friday. I’m sad I didn’t get to say goodbye to her. While my family was going through her old pictures, they found two pictures of her that meant a lot to me. In 1947 she lived in downtown Troy on 8th Street and she was upcyclying furniture outside her house. She would have been 17 and these pictures have brought me so much happiness.
It was kind of like her own goodbye to me… I’m so thankful for it.
Right away I knew how I wanted to redo it. I have never redone a dresser with a campaign style. Campaign style dressers usually vary a bit but always have corner brackets on each drawer or just on the corners of the piece which add a refined touch. The styling is inspired by vintage British campaign trunks. Most campaign dressers have inset knobs, but I thought that might be a little too much on this piece so I did drop down pulls instead.
We painted this dresser using Benjamin Moore’s color Simply White. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. We filled the inlays on the four top drawers with Bondo to make them look more modern. Are you ready for the after?? I know I was!
Can you even believe it? I know I couldn’t!! The best part?? IT’S FOR SALE!! HORRAY! Head over to our Furniture For Sale page for more pics, pricing and sizes.
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