Maple Dresser Makeover

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What are your thoughts when you see this little dresser?  Does it look dated to you?  Or do you think it shouts “farmhouse style!” Would you notice this dresser in a space or do you think it’s too blah to stand-out?

Personally, I like it as-is.  I think the light, maple wood has that beautiful aged patina, and I’m seeing a lot more light wood show up in spaces these days.

But I think it still needs a little something to really make it special again . . .

I’m walking through this maple chest makeover today as a guest blogger at Blesser House.

Have you checked out Lauren and her Southern-style DIY blog?  She is fantastic and so graciously invited me to share one of my makeovers on her site (what??? I know!! It’s an awesome opportunity!)



You can see the full post here, and read about how sometimes you don’t need to paint an entire piece to make it special again.


Antiques The Story Behind the Stuff

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

[…] though I found this month’s ago, my little geometric design maple dresser is still for […]

Lucy @ Patina Paradise

Thursday 28th of January 2016

I just adore what you did with this piece. The added pattern is just perfect and adds so much interest! I would love it if you shared it on our furniture only blog party... Friday's Furniture Fix at


Thursday 28th of January 2016

Thank you Lucy! I will check out your party for sure.


Wednesday 27th of January 2016

Love the look . I'm so over all the distressed dressers out there. This could fit in with my modern style. I love the Turquoise. If it was mine The only thing I would do if it was mine is to cut the scalloped on the front piece straight. Enjoy


Thursday 28th of January 2016

Thank you Jean. That is a good idea about the trimming the scalloped edge. That's probably a little past my DIY skills, I wouldn't want to mess up the natural finish of the wood too much. But I like the idea!


Wednesday 27th of January 2016

Perfect! I love it! Turquoise is always a good choice. I'm with you, the color of the wood is pretty and didn't need a lot to make it special.

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