I love furniture with curves and keyholes.
They were in pretty good condition except for a few chips and nicks that I fixed with wood filler.
They came with attached mirrors but I decided to remove them and patch the holes on top. I think that makes them more versatile and I'm sure I will find a use for the mirrors.
I followed my typical steps to make these girls over. First I clean the drawers and get rid of dust and spider webs. (my least favorite part) Then I sand everything and wipe it all down. Spackle if needed, sand and wipe down again.
Apply a light coat of good quality primer, I usually let that dry overnight to cure. Sand and wipe down and start your color of choice. I used Soft Chamois by Benjamin Moore. It's a soft white that doesn't look too new for antique pieces. Oh, I lightly sand between coats of paint too.
The original hardware was ok, in hindsight I should have painted a few and tried it out. Buying sixteen new knobs is expensive, especially when I bought these to makeover and sell. I think the glass hardware fits well with the feminine lines of these pieces but these knobs from Anthropologie would have been perfection. At fourteen dollars a piece I sadly passed.
Since it's getting too cold to paint outside, I am going to give Annie Sloan's chalk paint a try. I'll be back to let you know what I think of it.
Sharing this makeover with Miss Mustard Seed