I feel like it is such an honor to do a dresser for a client who will use it for a baby’s room. How wonderful! How smart! I was one of those moms that ran out to the large baby store and bought a huge, manufactured white dresser. As soon as my third was out of diapers I sold it. I hated it! It had no personality or appeal.
Here is what the piece looked like when it came to my garage.
We had a coversation about the piece and how we were going to handle the edges that were flaking off. The client wanted a clean look with little to no distressing. In order to have a completely smooth surface I would have to strip and sand the piece with en electric sander. This would be more time and money. I offered to sand it by hand to make it fairly smooth and do just a bit of distressing in case there were any spots that were glaringly uneven.
I used my hand 3M block sander with fine sand paper to smooth out the edges.
Here is how it turned out.
You can see that I sanded just a few of the edges.
The contrast of the oil-rubbed bronze hardware and the white paint really creates interest. It also has a sweet mirror that I finished as well. Ready for baby!