Before and After ~ Six Drawer Dresser

Hello friends! I have a lot of diy projects coming your way as we are

wrapping things up at the Beach House and getting it ready to rent out

for some vacation fun and much needed R & R!

We spent the past few days out there, and I must say, it feels so relaxing

and worlds away. Yet, it is SO close ~ who doesn’t love that?!

Today’s dresser makeover is a Craigslist score, and this piece is being used in the

lower bedroom at the Beach House. The drawers slide great and it is

completely solid wood.






 I changed the hardware since one pull was missing, and

I am loving the antique bronze look of the cup pulls!




 I refinished it with ASCP in Graphite with minimal distressing,

clear wax, then dark wax. Oh, how I LOVE the dark wax!!!



 I hope you are enjoying your week!

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THANKS!!! :-)



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  1. it looks beautiful anneke! i love the new hardware!

  2. This is really just gorgeous – what a difference!
    Your newest follower – would love to have you visit and follow back

  3. Looks A-MAZ-ING! Love the black, bold piece it is! Welcome back lady – missed you :o )
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embraicng Change

  4. I found you through Miss Mustard Seed.
    Love the graphite on the dresser make-over. It’s hard to believe that that is the same piece.
    I use ASCP Graphite a lot too and love it with the dark wax. YUM!
    I’m about to embark on painting a heavy oak dresser and plan to use Graphite an dark wax on that as well.

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

  5. It looks fabulous! I came across this post while looking for inspiration and direction for my craigslist dresser redo. I am also planning on doing it in AS Graphite. I have a question for you- why both clear and dark wax?? Thanks!

    • Great question! Most of the time, you apply clear wax first, and then apply the dark second to give you more “workable” time. It is also easier to wipe away dark wax if you feel you put too much on. On a dark piece like this, it may not have been necessary, but on lighter color, it will definitely change the darkness of the piece & the ability to blend the color of the wax. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi Anneke, I featured your dresser today on my blog!! I love the black…it’s soooo sophisticated!!

    Finding Fabulous

    • Oh my goodness, THANK YOU! And thanks for letting me know! It’s one of my biggest fears that someone will share a project I’ve done and I don’t know about it to come over and say thanks! So thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :-D

  7. Heather Larsen says:

    I love this dresser, it really is stunning :) Question for you – I just painted a a little antique cupboard with ASCP in Graphite, did 2 coats of paint, minimal distressing, clear wax and a bit of dark wax but my piece is no where near as dark as this. Wondering if I just didn’t use enough dark wax? It looks nice, but not as “black” as I was hoping for, would love some advice, this was my first time using ASCP.


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