Updated Dresser and Mirror

I think you are going to love the outcome of the dresser and mirror. 
They now look wonderful together. 
My son's room                  I love the turnout!
-The First update was the mirror - 
Wood was added to the mirror to beef it up.

For the dresser I stained the wood with a vinegar and steel wool solution and Minwax - Special Walnut wood stain.
The stain was still wet in this picture.
Here I still needed to sand and stain the dresser to match the drawers. 

I spray painted the handles with Rustoleum American Accents Metallic. 
(True colors of dresser)

The dresser now looks old and rustic. Perfect for my son's room.
(True colors of dresser)

(Click here to see how I transformed the mirror.)
I used the vinegar solution here too!

I loved the turnout but now the dresser looked horrible!

The dresser had an orange oak type stain. I was using more of a walnut color in the room. I knew I would have to change it.

The mirror is a full length mirror turned sideways.
(Before Picture)

Before I redid the mirror and dresser.

Do you remember how the wagon wheel lighting looked? I used Rub 'n Buff on it and made the ceiling medallion. I added the glass shades too!

Here is the post on making the ceiling medallion.
- Before picture of lighting -
I wish the wagon wheel lighting could be lower. My husband is very tall! 
 He is 6'4" without his shoes on.

It was a lot of hard work but so worth tweaking the mirror and dresser. My son loves the changes.

My next project for the room will be 
window treatments. I really think you're going to like them :)

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allisamazing said...

Your dresser is lovely!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Great job Dee...looking forward to seeing those window treatments!

nádya said...

Dee, you really did an excellent job, I loved that new dark brown colour of the dresser and the mirror boards!!! I can see you worked pretty hard but it was worth it!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Don't you always feel such a great sense of accomplishment?! What a transformation -- using the wood aging technique on furniture is something I would not have thought of doing -- looking forward to seeing the window treatments!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Te dresser and mirror look so nice together. Good job!

Micupoftea said...

Wow, Dee, all your work paid off...looks so nice. I did not know you could use cider vinegar on the wood! The mirror looks great with the new wood. Enjoy the end of June~

Debbiedoos said...

Awesome job Dee!~ this room sure has evolved since the beginning of time. I am sure digging all the rustic elements.

RaNae @EweCreekCottage said...

Dee it looks great it looks like a really neat bedroom kinda a mix of french and texas and out of africa very masculine and comfortable

bj said...

The dresser turned out really nice.
Like the mirror, too. :)

Gina said...

That dresser looks wonderful! I love how it compliments the mirror now. What a fun bedroom!

The Checkered Apple said...

The change in color on the dresser looks so much more in tune with the room now. Great decision on the makeover Dee!

Gail said...

WOW Dee...the dresser and mirror looks great! You did an awesome job!! I can't wait to see the window treatments. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Suzy said...

It looks great, Dee, and makes such a huge difference in the room!

Anonymous said...


The transformation is amazing! You have done a fantastic job. Big difference in the before and after! :)

Allison said...

It looks gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job!!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love the rustic remake of your son's dresser!What a fabulous finish! I am certainly going to try this "stain". It looks wonderful. You are really doing some fabulous things with your son's room. He must be so so pleased!!!
Please join TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS with this over-the-top room redo!!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a fabulous job! Everything is perfect! Adore the wagon wheel fixture and what you did to the dresser!

Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the transformation of the dresser. That's a great look for the room.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my Dee, it's a beautiful, wonderful match! Love love love how it pairs with mirror and the rest of the room including the light fixture you created. I loved that chunky mirror and the wonderful finish on it, but now the dresser looks absolutely gorgeous...what a beautiful transformation! Loved this room makeover in all its transitions. Looking forward to the window treatments now:)Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs,Poppy

Dawn said...

The room came together just perfectly. Everything is wonderful.

Brandi said...

You did a wonderful job on your son's room. I bet he really appreciates the changes you made. The furniture looks so nice.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You've made some wonderful transformations here! Love the new look of the dresser!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Turned out great, Dee, and now it matches your theme so much better.

Karen said...

Your son's room looks so great. I really love the look of the steel wool and vinegar stain. I think I'm going to try it on my dining room table top.

Eclectically Vintage said...

You win mom of the year for this transformation!! Love how the vinegar ages the wood! Need to give that a try.

Любонька said...

This is great!

Cynthia said...

This just turned out spectacular. I love the end result. It is nice a rustic. The chandelier is neat too.


Jeannie Marie said...

You did a fantastic job. It's so manly and just right for your son. The chandelier is the crowning touch.

Angie said...

I am loving that 'don't feed the bears sign'! Cute!

Anonymous said...

Dee, this is a great piece! I just love the items you have used the vinegar solution on! Who knew? You have some amazing transformations! Thanks for sharing how to do this! Your room looks great!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

This turned out so great, Dee! It is just perfect for a boy's room or even a rustic den or Man Cave. My son did the vinegar/steel wool treatment on their old dining room table, & it looks amazing.

Bliss said...

I do like it! My son just did a wall of wood using that same process, makes me wonder if he got the tips from you. It turned out wonderful, I have to sneak over and snap a pic.


Sue said...

Dee, I love the rusticity of the wood stain, using the vinegar treatment. I've yet to employ that method, but I've seen numerous examples of it and it really looks nice. This room has evolved into such a showplace, yet is still comfy and liveable! hugs, Sue

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I like the new finish; it is very Restoration Hardware!

Tammy said...

Wow! It looks so much better!! I like the wood frame around the mirror too! It looks like a set now. Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Linda Walker said...

This room is spectacular! The restoring of the items is truly amazing. I also love the little touches: Is that a canteen on one of the tables? Where on earth did you find that? It reminds me of my husband's canteen that he uses for reenactments!
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