Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dresser Makeover

About 2 years ago my mom gave me this dresser (mine when I was a kid) circa 1988 or so.  I knew it would be perfect for my daughters room.  Nothing a little paint can't fix.  At first I thought of getting new hardware, but then decided to spray paint the brass pulls nickel instead.

 Free furniture is in my budget, so I got out the paint and went to work.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although I did have one mis-hap... I managed to loose one of the drawer pulls! whoops.  I think I may have thrown it away when I thought I was going to buy new hardware... [note to self, don't throw anything away until project is completed] It's easy to change my mind over the course of a makeover-- just wait until you see how many times I painted my bathroom in 2 weeks! (let's just say the hubster was not thrilled with that:-)).  I got some cute place mats on clearance at Dillard's for the top of the dresser. The lamp I got at TJ's HG.  Frames were purchase a long time ago at wallyworld. I'd really like to find a great big mirror to hang on the wall above it [I need to go garage-sale-ing].  I'm mostly happy I don't have to spend money on a new dresser when this one works just fine, Thanks mom!

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  1. Are you kidding me!!!!!! So cute!
    Nice work, girl!
    I need to redo a piece of furniture like this, for my twins's room... their dresser is falling apart! Ugh... kids are so hard on stuff. lol.

    K... so I have to TOTALLY agree that the Odyssey counts as a swagga' wagon! :)


  2. Looks great. I would take the handles off the small top draws and make ribbon pulls for them and use one handle to fill your void on your larger draw

  3. I think I have that same 1980-ish dresser. Ive been too nervous to paint it! Yours turned out GREAT!! Maybe I could try it?

  4. I love it, so pretty! Perhaps you can find a matching pull online if you know the manufacturer, or something?? I really like them finished in nickel.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great makeover. I love the nickel finish on the hardware.

  6. Wow! Your dresser looks beautiful!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  7. The dresser I just redid is your dresser's big sister. Check out the hardware in my picture to see if it matches yours. If so, let me know and I'll be happy to send it to you! :)


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