Yay Pinterest!

I've had a project idea saved on Pinterest for-ev-er. Finally this week I found the perfect piece to work on to do a 1/2 painted-1/2 stained dresser. 

I bought this piece at a thrift store:
I really liked the lines and the curved top but before I got at it I wasn't sure how well it would strip down. So I started to sand it. The dresser itself sanded fairly well. Easily enough to paint nicely. But the drawer fronts took one look at my orbital sander and whatever finish was in them practically fled in fear LOL. They sanded right down to raw wood in one pass. Not just raw boring wood though. But raw with a gorgeous diagonal grain running through them. As soon as I saw this I knew they needed stain and not paint. 

The dresser itself got a couple coats of an antique white...

And I added in these great white porcelain knobs that I also found at the thrift store for $0.10 each.

And this is what the final product looks like. 

Pretty cute eh? 
I think this might be my favourite dresser so far....in part because for a change I didn't just pin something and leave it there as inspiration...I actually did it!!