Eastlake Cottage Style Painted Dresser
This cottage style antique Eastlake dresser set is one of the oldest pieces I have worked on to date. Being over 100 years old it is handmade with amazing spoon carved details. The drawers feature Knapp joints which seem to be rare to come across these days. All in all, it’s old and amazing!
Staging / Decor Items:
- Faux floral arrangement
- Vintage Suitcases
- the antique books were bought at an antique shop
- Faux pussy willow branch
Before the Paint- Antique Eastlake Furniture
I know that there are antique lovers who would cry at the thought of this set being painted. But there are also the ones, like me who agree that the details would look amazing painted. Eastlake furniture often has carvings in the wood that would look lovely painted with a cottage style feel.
In its original condition, the dresser is without a doubt, gorgeous but it is still in need of a makeover.
Preparing for Paint
This set was thoroughly sanded and cleaned to get it ready for paint. The headboard had a few crevices where dust bunnies were hiding. An old toothbrush was the perfect tool to reach and remove them (I swear it’s not my husbands). You can see my whole process for How to Prep Painted Furniture.
There was a small split in the upper corner that required a bit of patchwork. The wood glue syringes always work wonders for situations like these. You can get these handy syringes here.
Choosing a Color for the Painted Dresser Set
She decided on a gorgeous cottage blue with a creamy vanilla top and I have to admit that they go together beautifully. They are such wonderful match for a cottage style set.
The top was hand painted bisque while the rest was finished in memphis blue. With a little sandpaper, the entire set was distressed to accentuate the spoon carved details, embracing the amazing antique characteristics. Before being sealed for protection, the amazing hardware was painted in bisque to match the dresser top. You can check out how I Clean, Prep and Paint Hardware.
The Result – Cottage Style Painted Eastlake Dresser Set
Now, this is quite a lovely cottage style painted dresser set.
If you like these colors then make sure to check out Desk Rescue in Memphis Blue
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