Happy dance! Today is another fun Furniture Fixer Upper day, where my blogger friends and I get together to share some DIY fun with you. I’m taking the back-burner and letting my oldest son, Mr. I take the helm as he shares with you how he updated with vintage Broyhill Saga dresser. Isn’t it cool?
I actually had an exact match to this set in a tallboy chest which was a custom request by a client. You can see how it was updated HERE. Not only has this style has always caught my eye for the lines, but also those carved and etched star designs on the front and mirror.
When I presented this to my son as a project piece, he was excited because he likes this style too. It has that modern vibe with a retro throwback feel. The dresser had much wear to the top, but really only needed some minor TLC.
Since Mr. I is not a newbie to furniture makeovers (see his past work here), he knew how to get started. However, he left the finish design up to me. haha. No problem! He grabbed my orbital sander and got to work.
I suggested that since the top had veneer worn through that he save the parts that could still be stained, and do a paint/stain combo. (one of my favorite ways to finish these pieces) Since he wanted a masculine feel to the dresser, here’s what I suggested for him to use…
We have in this awesome lot:
To get this party started, Mr. I began painting the cabinet in the darker Gravel Road with the 2″ Angled Brush. He agrees with me that nothing compares with the Dixie Belle paint. After he has used it a few times he doesn’t want to go back to using a latex paint. The Dixie Belle products offer a wonderful viscosity, excellent coverage, and the best part…no chemicals.
While the cabinet was curing, he moved onto the drawers. He stained them all in Early American, one of my faves seen in these posts, then decided to add a twist of fun. With the remaining colors, Hurricane Gray and Cotton, he used some Frog Tape to create the crisp lines you see below.
Isn’t that sharp?! I just love it. Everything was topped off with a couple of coats of Gloss Clear Coat to really make it shine. The pulls were repainted in a Pure Gold spray paint to add that bit of contrast.
My favorite part, aside from the whole thing, is the etched mirror. I love how it’s offset and adds that drama I love about this Broyhill Saga dresser.
You can bet I’m a proud mama to see my son do a fantastic job on this piece, and proud to say you can find this piece and all the other gems I have for you in my online shop. Stop by to see!
Now time for some more fun! Dixie Belle Paint Company and I both eagerly encourage you to give DIY a try. Maybe it’s just getting started that will set you on your way, but…we want to help! A gift for you is a chance to win all of the products Mr. I used in his makeover: 32 oz. Hurricane Gray, Cotton, Gravel Road, Gloss Clear Coat, and White Lightning Cleaner (a value of over $130).
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Up next, this little lyre table was in need of much TLC and I couldn’t pass up the chance. Isn’t it cute? Stay tuned to see…
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