It’s time for another fabulous furniture flip! Well, I think it’s fabulous anyway.
I got this antique dresser off an online yard sale here locally. It was too pretty to pass on, so Mr. Creativity headed over an loaded it up. The dresser is in pretty good shape overall but had some cracks in places and several areas where the veneer had come off.
Over the home improvement store I went to find some veneer. Uh…apparently people that work there don’t know what it is because I went on a wild goose chase around the store to find it. Go to aisle 12, nope. Go to aisle 23, nope. Oh, that’s over by the cabinetry, no sir it is not.
So I decided to hunt on my own with no assistance. Found it.
I thought about asking one of the experts there how exactly this stuff works, then decided against that.
This stuff is so easy to work with. Literally you cut it to the size you need (with scissors) and iron it on. If you need to adjust it, you heat it back up with the iron and move it around. So simple.
Once the veneer was ironed on, I filled in the small cracks around it with paint-able wood filler.
Now comes the fun part! Playing with paint colors on furniture is so much fun. I decided to give Country Chic a try. I ordered paint in the color ‘Liquorice’ and the metallic accent cream in ‘Trigger’.
I didn’t want to cover up all of the gorgeous wood on this piece but instead cover up the “problem areas” with paint.
Now, if you don’t know me well you might not know that I don’t like flashy stuff. So when this competition called for a metallic accent cream, I started sweating and rocking back and forth in the corner (not really) (okay, really).
I decided a small dose of flash wouldn’t kill me, so I added a little detail on the very top of the dresser. Not a crazy amount, just enough to add interest.
Overall this piece is nice and boring just the way I like things. But then you look at the top and you’re like “boy howdy, Holly went all fancy on this piece” (said in a loud redneck kind of banjo talk).