The husbands weren’t too sure about this dresser. Both my husband and my client’s husband didn’t think it was worth saving.
But this dresser came from England and had been in Hannah’s family for years. Hannah saw its potential and knew it would be a great addition to baby Teddy’s bedroom.
After our in-home consultation, Hannah and I decided on Annie Sloan’s Napoleonic Blue. I finished with Annie Sloan’s Clear and Dark Wax to deepen the color.
The knobs just needed some Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil to bring them back to life. And the bottom drawer was missing its brass key hole escutcheon. (Did you know that was the name for the little piece that goes in the keyhole?) So I found a replacement on etsy.
I lined the drawers with whale paper from Spoonflower.
While I was woking on Teddy’s dresser I came across this Pottery Barn Kids dresser.
Can you believe that Hannah now has a dresser to use in her son’s room that 1) has a history and is special to her, 2) is a custom one-of-a-kind piece and 3) didn’t cost anywhere near the price of this mass produced one above. I truly believe in redesigning furniture for so many reasons.
Hannah, thank you for trusting me with this beautiful vintage British dresser. I hope your husband agrees with my husband now — that this dresser was worth saving!