Abandoned Dresser Gets a Colorful Makeover

This lovely dresser was the first real piece of furniture we picked up after starting Anastasia Vintage.

Antique Rockford Company Three Over Two Dresser and Mirror

I was browsing the garage sale section of Craigslist and saw that it would be at an upcoming sale just around the corner from our house. Score! I wasn't thrilled about the price though, so I went prepared to do some negotiating.

The lovely gentleman selling the dresser told me that he had found it in a foreclosed home he was working on. Many people had come by to look at it, but no one had yet pulled the plug. And when he told me the price, I was shocked to hear that he was asking less than half of what he had posted on CL. Score again!!

We couldn't believe our fortune with this one. With just a few spots of missing veneer, it was in a-ma-zing condition. After a bit of research, I learned that it was manufactured by the Rockford Chair & Furniture Company of Rockford, IL (I always find it so neat to think about the journey of a particular piece and how it ended up in our hands).

It sat in our hall for months - we really wanted to do it justice, and as a life-long perfectionist, I sometimes don't want to start things for fear of messing them up beyond repair. Sad, I know, but I can be real with you guys, right? This blog is officially a judgement-free zone :)

We eventually chose a gorgeous peachy-pink for the color, and added an aged finish with some glaze.

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It was a big project, but we were so pleased with how it turned out. And within a matter of days, it was off to the home of a family expecting their first new addition in November :)


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  1. This is beautiful! Love the makeover! I'm not a big fan of peach myself, but it actually turned out really well on this piece. Nicely done!

  2. Beautiful color choice - not too trendy and the details really pop. Happy to find your blog.

    1. Thank you so much :) We tried so hard to avoid trendy colors - we really wanted to add to the age and character of it, not detract from it, you know? I'm so glad you stopped by!

  3. Omg it looks gorgeous and I love the "new" colour!!!!

  4. That is a beautiful piece of furniture. I especially like the large mirror.

  5. Thanks you! I love the (surprisingly heavy) mirror as well :)

  6. Wow I love that and the color you chose works so perfectly.

  7. Gorgeous color! Beautiful finish too!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Retro RePin! I featured you this week. Hope you stop by to link up again!


  8. Wow! Thank you so much, Robin! What a wonderful surprise :)

  9. This piece is simply beautiful! Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party. Be sure to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine tomorrow, because your dresser is my favorite pick of the week!


    1. Thanks so much, Christie! I stopped by to visit the party - you've got some great picks!


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