Before & After – Navy Dresser

I’ve seen a navy dresser on the internet somewhere – she was a blogger trying to sell it at Luckett’s Market.  I (stupidly) didn’t pin the image and now I can’t find it anywhere.
It was gorgeous – a really beautiful piece and the navy and gold that she finished it in made it all the more stunning.

So it was time for me to try a navy dresser as well;




I wasn’t so keen on the wooden handles, so while I was using the wood filler I filled in the holes from these as well.





Which got me to thinking, I’ve never shown how I determine new handle placement.

I have a bit of a short-cut since “9cm on centre” means nothing to me.













I should add – make sure when drilling that you are drilling straight up and down.  Even a slight tilt to your drill will cause the screw to be slightly angled and then you’ll really have to work to get the handle to thread.  (Ask how I know this. lol)



What do you think?

Perfectly even from the sides of the tallboy and perfectly centred (height-wise) on the drawer itself…. with one template!


I’m debating on adding more gold accents – a grain-sack stripe, or a gold frame around each drawer?

I’m not sure – sometimes a little goes a long way?


If you haven’t seen my “Refinished/Repurposed Furniture” board on Pinterest – you really should check it out.  
It is PACKED with great furniture makeovers that I’ve come across and hope to try sometime.


Have a great one!

Linked to:

Miss Mustard Seed
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Rita Rodrigues July 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I love it! Thank’s for sharing!

    • Shelly July 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      Thank YOU for taking the time to comment! (and for the kind words)

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