Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dresser Revamp: Before & After.

I picked up this little beauty at a Yard Sale for $5.00!!

Yes, $5.00!
I threw the money on the counter and ran to grab the nearest marker to tag it "sold" before anyone else could snatch up my deal of the century!

I fell in love with those curves!
and those adorable little legs!!
But that color ... awful, terrible -
very 70's and NOT in a good way.
(is there a good kind of "70"s? not sure!)

Once I got it home, I realized that it was all SOLID wood and had dovetailed drawers!

I sanded it down ...

I just used sandpaper & lots of elbow grease ... no fancy machine for me. :(
Not yet anyways.
Pretty please Santa?

Then I primed it - two coats.
Goodbye Vomit Green.

Then I painted it - Valspar's Thomas Jefferson White.
I used their prime & paint in one, just for extra coverage.

I wasn't diggin' the all white (I forgot to take a picture!),
and I was feeling a little bold -
so I went with a turquoise sample I had in the garage!!!

A little retro, huh?

Oh look at those sexy curves ...

I loved the original hardware - but only 4 of them were salvageable.
I spray painted them with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze!

I was trying to do this make-over on a very tight budget
and already had those top round knobs on hand.
Eventually I'll replace them with something different -
but for now, they serve their purpose!

I picked up that mirror at Goodwill for $3.99 - a fresh coat of black Spray Paint and it was as good as new! The picture frames I had - just painted them black. The vases are all .99 Goodwill finds - spray painted to match. The Candle Stick was Hobby Lobby clearance ($1.99) - spray painted of course and the flower was HL 50% off ($1.50). The sconces were another Thrift Store find for.99 each! :)

It's all in the details ...

so just because I looooveee this transformation - here it is one more time. :)



Not bad for $35.00 TOTAL!!!!
What do you think??

This Turquoise/Black/White completely inspired my DIY Duvet Cover & Curtains -
so stay tuned for the Guest Bedroom Final Reveal!

 Show and Tell Green

Black Kats Design 

Hump Day link Fine Craft Guild


  1. I LOVE it!!! What a find and you did a beautiful job with the restoration! And I love the new pics in the header ;-)

  2. LOVE it!!! I need to get to some garage sales and look for items to redo at cheap prices because this looks fantastic!!

    I am a new follower from MomsReview4You

    Hope you follow back!!

  3. Came over from It's So Very Cheri to say that dresser came out awesome! I love the curvy lines too - so fun. Nice job!

  4. That turned out awesome!!!

    What an adorable blog! I'm your newest follower from the Wed Hop! Hope you will swing over and return the favor:)

  5. I'm here from Blog on by Thursday (yeah, I'm a little late!) and I love your before & after. The turquoise top is super fun!

  6. Aww you have such a cute blog and what a great find!

    I just found your blog from one of the Wednesday blog hops. Have a great night!

  7. That is AWESOME! Love the turquoise top, and trust me, be glad you didn't stick with white. Maybe its just me, but I have 2 dressers I re-did earlier this year, and the tops already look "dirty" :(
    Thanks so much for linking this up at gettin' crafty on hump day :)

  8. Wow, what a wonderful transformation!!!

  9. I'm a new follower from Toot Your Own Horn Tuesdays ~ your blog is wonderful! Great deal & great re-do.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Wow! This is so great and very purdy! Thanks so much for linking to CRAZY CUTE at Between U & Me! See you next week! ;)

  11. how fun! i love the retro vibe of this, and total score for you!

  12. Oh this turned out cuter than I could have imagined, you did a SUPER job, and love the blue. So fun!!!

  13. LOVE how it turned out! Thanks for linking this up to Thrilling Thursday too!


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