Thursday, September 9, 2010

thrifty thursday - another dresser redo :)

I have another dresser makeover for you guys today! I've been wanting to get this one painted up for a while. What hung me up was the fact that it was in dire need of a good sanding and that's my worker boy husband's department. I mean, paint drips everywhere & lumps...ugh. Why do people do this to furniture?? I mean, why paint it if you're not even going to do a semi-decent job?? And the poor hardware, that had paint & gook all over it too.

Sorry guys, that's a pet peeve of mine. It ranks right up there with painting over outlet covers.

But I digress...

Do you remember this dresser/hutch/nightstand set I got at the thrift market back in May??

You might remember I redid the nightstand. That cute little table sold in my consignment booth in like a day! Guess I wasn't the only one that thought it was cute :)
And here is the dresser with a new coat of white paint...
Isn't she pretty?? When I first snatched up this dresser set I thought it might go in my daughter's room. But then I found that other dresser I shared last week so I decided the bottom part of this one would go in my foyer (the hutch is in the attic in case I change my mind later) I can't tell you how nice it looks now compared to what it looked like before. 

I haven't figured out what is going to go on the wall or the dresser yet. But I'm envisioning an olive green vase with some fall foliage in it. 

The handles got a new coat of espresso spray paint (brown).
And now they look brand new! By the way, I'm glad I could help some of you with the toothpicks in the styrafoam idea! 
I was thinking that this dresser might look good with some type of glaze on it. But I like the white so much I'm going to leave it alone...for now. But I can't guarantee that in 6 mos you won't see me doing a makeover on this dresser again!

I also want to share a little secret about this dresser. She has something a little special to share that not everyone gets to see ;)
Since the insides of the drawers weren't very pretty I decided to decoupage the lining. At first I was going to use some vintage sheet music and then came across one of the Winnie the Pooh books I found during one of my thrifty excursions. So I ripped some of the pages out (I know, but after you do it once or twice it doesn't hurt as much!) I used decoupage glue (or you could use Mod Podge) and applied it to the back side of each page & laid it out, pressing out bubbles. Then, after it was all dry I applied a coat across the top. 

Now, because my drawer isn't totally flat (there's some imperfections in the drawer, paint droplets, etc) my pages weren't going to lay totally flat. And I was ok with that. Hey, this is an old dresser. It's not gong to look perfect. I love that.

And it wouldn't be a vintage dresser redo without hardware issues...again. I'm missing several of the screws for the handles. Shhhh...don't tell anyone but the 2 bottom handles don't have screws in them! hehe It doesn't matter, that's one big drawer and you can use the upper handles til I get new screws ;)
In the next few weeks I'll have some non-furniture thrifty redo's that I've been working on!

I'll be linking up to Jen's weekend wrap up party!



Kelli said...

Very nice!

Jen said...

I LOVE it! I have a dresser and vanity set that I want to redo in white for my daughter's room. But, since she does not have a room yet (still sharing with the boys) my next redo is a desk (still looking for one) and then a large bookcase (trying to decide on color).

Jen @ said...

beautiful!! I love the color and how fun that you decoupaged the drawers. So pretty!!


Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE IT!!! Especially inside the drawers!!!

Mara... said...

this is so pretty and white, love it!! You are really making me want to get out there and thrift. Now I need to find some friends to drag along with me.

Nicole said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the color, what a transformation this made! You inspire me to do thrifty makeovers!Thanks for the inspiration!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Love it! Very cute ;)

Alison said...

Wow! That dresser is beyond gorgeous!!! Great work!


LambAround said...

Isn't it great turning old furniture into something beautiful? I'm still using my dresser from kindergarten and it looks great! If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this :)

Mrs.B said...

Good job.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

So pretty, very elegant and chic. And awesome idea with the drawers. I just might have to try that. Visiting from Mustard Seed.

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Beautiful. I love that you kept the handles and just updated them. Those handles just suit those dressers!

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