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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Yard sale dresser...

I was in desperate need of finding a CHEAP dresser in a hurry! Once you have 3 kids it just seems there is never enough storage space! I didn't want to buy a super expensive dresser because (a) it's for my Hali monsters room (b) we I switch things up A LOT (c) I just don't have the dough to cough up for a brand new one! SOOO...I searched and searched, and found NOTHING that I saw cute potential in. Keep in mind, I live in a small town away from the city, so there is a lack of pretty much everything besides dirt here! That's what led me to just buy this $10, dirt cheap, piece of crap, until I find the perfect D.I. toss out!
It was so terribly plain, not to mention it had like 6 layers of paint on it...I don't even know if it was wood or laminate topped. I am assuming laminate, because it was that lame!! I had to sand that sucker DOWN like crazy-mad. Then I spray painted it my favorite color, blue, and add some wood scrolls that I purchased at Lowe's, for like $3 each I think! I was going to buy some new hardware for it, but decided not to, because I am more than likely getting rid of it once I find a more "dreamy" one! So spray paint worked just fine!
Here are the before & afters.....
Ignore all that sawdust from a previous project...I figured I could sand this baby down and sweep after! mmmkay!?
That's all the build-up of paint around where the knobs used to be...yikers! Beauty wasn't she?!
I put these on to make a little more of a pop, and then I put an antiquing glaze over it!
I feel like it works for now, and then when I find the perfect dresser I will probably move this one out to my shop for all my spray paints and brushes!

Does it look okay? Or does it scream WHITE TRASH! LOL!
If you live in my area and have an old dresser you want to get rid of...HOLLA!!
Have a great SUNDAY!!...
P.S. That pink wall has GOT to go!! No worries! I'm on it like a baby bonnet!
I'm linking to:
Under The Table and Dreaming
Creation Corner

6 comments:

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Can you tell me more about the antiquing glaze? I would like to do something similar to some mid-century modern dressers, and I like the color yours ended up. I've never tried antiquing.

Ashley said...

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Tasha said...

I love it! Seriously. It brings some nice fun color too. Thank you thank you for linking it up!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love the color and the detail! Great job!

Rhianna said...

I love it! Where did you get the color and what brand is it??

cariboucountry said...

adorable!!

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