Antique Dresser and Mirror.

Here’s the before picture of the boys’ dresser (the mirror is not pictured) that Joel’s parents had given us a while ago.  From what we can tell from the date on the mirror, it was built in 1918.  Like I mentioned earlier, Joel’s mom had found the dresser in a barn quite a few years ago.

And here is what it looks like now!

We went with the same blue that we used for Wyatt’s bed.
We distressed the dresser and mirror, and found some boyish knobs.
Yes, that’s a rubbermaid bin in the background.  I pretend that since it’s green it’s supposed to be used for toys.  Next on our (meaning Joel’s) list to build is toy shelves :).

I’ll be joining a few of these linky parties!

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  1. this is stunning. the color is amazing. you did such a beautiful job. do you have any tips or tricks to share on your distressing techniques, it is just the right amount and it looks great.

  2. This is a top shelf redo! Adding to the fun is the fact that it was free, right? Following now thru Motivate Me Monday….drop by and enter my giveaway! :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

  3. That blue is fantastic! And I LOVE that the mirror hangs on the wall, not on the dresser. You did such a great job – LOVE it! :)

  4. Love it! Love it!
    I just happens to be my favorite color! ha ha
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. that’s gorgeous! i love the color and the detailing on the mirror is fabulous!

  6. Love the color!!!

    Visiting from the shabby nest linky party :)

    Kara @

  7. ohhh I love it! Great transformation and it’s so perfect in your little man’s room! Visiting from the shabby nest party! btw, I agree, it’s the PERFECT amount of distressing!

  8. I LOVE it!! We are currently looking for a small desk and mirror for my 14yo’s room and we want to paint blue or green to match her room!

    That mirror is fantastic and I love the simplicity of the dresser!

    Thanks for linking up!

  9. Beautiful! Oh my, I love that color! Visiting you via Finding Fabulous! I’d love for you to stop by my blog and enter my CSN Stores giveaway! I am your newest follower! :)

  10. I am dying to do one of these! Just waiting for the perfect dresser… yours turned out so GREAT!

  11. Sorry I am late getting to see your project…thanks for joining us last week for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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