And now, we’ve come to the final piece of the puzzle of our bedroom set. The last Hollywood dresser before and after reveal! I already showed you guys this dresser’s sister here: Before and After: Refinished dresser goes Hollywood glam with black paint! And from there I showed you the old washstand that got a MAJOR makeover here: An old washstand gets new life and purpose! And now, this final Hollywood dresser has settled into its place. The story of this dresser and her sister is a short but very cool one. These two came over on the boat with grandma at some point. We don’t know how long she had them, could have been her whole life, could have been given to her from her her own mother. All we know is that for as all as all of us can remember these two pieces sat up stairs in this very room that became our master bedroom for DECADES. When grandma left us my aunt and mom wanted me to have these and my heart absolutely skipped a beat. They called for black paint, for shiny things, for sexy and beautiful, they called for Hollywood and I answered!
After their many years up in the second floor of my grandma’s farm house, first being used a little then not being used at all. They collected dust and remained in just perfect shape. However, as much as it kills me to paint wood, they were not exactly solid wood. Incredibly old? Oh yes. But, still, they were veneer, and though they were beautiful, they were not perfect anymore and had their share of dents and nicks and water stains. Painting scared the hell out of me, but I plunged on ahead anyway.
After two coats of primer, three coats of black matter spray paint and four coats of poly acrylic (sanding between most coats by hand with ultra fine grit sand paper) this dresser and her sister absolutely took my breath away.
With the unique challenges of having our master bedroom in the second story, which is not a full second story, we just have very few places to put a dresser, especially a dresser with a mirror on it. Both dressers have mirrors and there was no way in hell I was going to use them without the mirror. So, this dresser is also doubling as my husband’s night stand as well as his own Hollywood dresser. The washstand became my night stand and the other dresser I literally designed a spot for when I framed in my husband’s closet, or we would have had no place to put it up here.
Now, I just have a couple of closet doors to build and our entire second story, our master bedroom, our master bathroom and master closet(s) will be all but done and I will finally be able to reveal it to you!
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