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!

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12 comments:

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 @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

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

xoxo
Jen

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!

~Alison

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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