Thursday, July 2, 2009

$10 Dresser redo.....

Kimba over at A Soft Place to Land is having a DIY Day Party so go check it out and see all the projects everyone has been working on!


This is my $10 dresser I found at a Garage Sale last weekend....Before and After....


Yipppeee, I'm finished, well almost. I still have to do something with the wood decorative things and after I uploaded the pictures I realized I never antiqued the back piece that I screwed back on, geesh. I loved it, then I hated it, then I loved it, hated it and finally I love it! So after cleaning it, sanding it, and several ( what seemed like thousands ) coats of black paint she's finished! Now I have to find a place for her and decorate her, I just threw some stuff on top for the pictures to pretty it up a bit....
Remember the ugly before?


And here she is after.....You can't tell I spray painted the little tin holding the grapevine ball or the little statue thingy can you? Lol, it's amazing the things you notice after you see the pictures. I will be fixing those spotted beauties. And is it just me or is the white stuff really white? Too white? Hmmm...Whatcha think?



Oh and don't you love how I didn't close the drawer all the way for the picture, another thing I noticed after uploading the pictures. I almost redid the pics but was tired of messing with it.



Don't you love my little toile stars? Wish I could say I made them but my mom did a few years back and I had to have them. I don't like the keyholes on this black, but I had no idea what else to do with them so black they are....




A picture without the flash....





So that's it! This was fun, it's so nice when you take a piece you paid so little for and make it so pretty and expensive looking, don't ya think? I used to see tables, dressers, and such in stores and want want want and now when I see something I'm always like oh I can do that and it's so cool and so much more inexpensive! Now I am on the hunt for another oldy to beautify! Now tomorrow I will show you my old breadbox makeover and a ring I am workin on! Also stay tuned for my cabinet redo! Do you have any furniture makeovers your working on? My list is forever long.





Redoing a bench for babys room, a toy box for babys room, a bulletin board turned headboard, a chair, a double glider, a table, and a bookshelf, that's just what I can think of! Oh and wait til you see the big topiary I am working on! My goal is to get little bugaboos room done within the next 2 weeks! Phewww...You have no idea, lol!

Have a Great Night!



30 comments:

Sue said...

WOW!!!! It looks amazing!!! Well done!

Goodwill Haunting said...

Wow! I'm in awe - this looks wonderful! And you did it so fast! I just can't belive it - it is just amazing and beautiful!

Me & My House said...

Nicole! This is one sweeeeeet makeover...totally different and oh so yummy! I love it! So ugly before...yuck! You did a great job!

Melanie Elissa said...

I love it..I can't believe you finished it already!!

Sarah said...

Looks great! I love it!

Amy Lynne said...

Your dresser looks awesome. Maybe you could tea stain the white pieces if they seem too bright to you. I think it all looks great!

Jadehollow said...

Nicole!! The ugly duck became a Swan! It looks wonderful.. you did an awesome job. Don't cha jus love black now. I'm about to tackle my oak dining table.. Husband says I'm nuts but I'm addicted I can't stop lol. I LOVE the toile stars!! When I saw them my first thought was list the store where you got em pleeeeeeeeese lol. Lucky You the proud owner of a one of a kind beauty.
Thanks for dropping by earlier ... Have a Great Week!
Hugs,
Debbie

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The dresser looks so elegant black! Like you paid alot for it! Good job!

Manuela

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! So nice to meet you! Everything looks wonderful!!

Amy

Lisa said...

It looks great!

The toile stars are really pretty, and I don't think the white is too "white."

And don't worry that you didn't close the drawer all the way - I wouldn't have noticed.

Lisa

ourhappiness said...

That looks fantastic! Love the color you chose to go with! :)

Heidi said...

you did a fabulous job- doesn't it feel good to take it from one to the other.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love the way your dresser turned out!

KarenB said...

Your dresser looks so great! Isn't it interesting how you see things better after you post the picture? Happens to me all the time. BTW, your list of projects makes me tired. I have a list too, but I think I won't write it out!

Songbirdtiff said...

I notice a lot of those things after I upload photos, too. Why aren't they obvious when we take the pictures? :)

Your makeover looks great!

Heidi said...

lovely! It's amazing how the black makes the original hardware POP! I have a family heirloom hutch that I painted white for a more cottage feel a few years back - I've been toying with turning it black, now that it has a new home in a different room ...I think you may have just inspired me. ;)

Amanda said...

lovely!!! and what a find! I love black.

Jennifer Poppy said...

Cute, cute, cute:)

Janet said...

Beautiful makeover. Looks like a whole new piece.

RCaitlin said...

I NEED to start going to yard sales! It looks amazing!

lili313 said...

Wow - I can't believe you got it for $10. Looks great!
Jowanna

Sarah said...

Hi, Nicole! Great to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, what a great transformation! It looks so beautiful in the black, great job! I've been dying to try my hand at redoing some furniture, but I haven't found the right piece yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Sounds like you have a lot of awesome projects coming up, good luck:)

Magoo said...

this is one transformation I want to try!!! that paint looks amazing...how do you keep it from chipping or flaking off? I would love to do this to some dressers I have but the last time I did, the paint would chip off...can you tell I don't do this often?? LOL!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! Great transformatin! I love it!

Joanna said...

thanks for stopping by....love your dresser makeover!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love it in black!!! What finish paint did you use: gloss, matte, satin??

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Black makes everything better! I even love how you placed your accessories!

Beth said...

I heart spray paint...especially in black! Love what you've done with your dresser. And no, I don't think your accessories look too white. I enjoy the contrast.

Traci said...

That turned out wonderful! I can't believe it was only ten bucks! I love the black! It definitely IS more fun to find old treasures and restore them to new beauty.
Great job!
Traci

~Kimberly said...

Ok so after only reading a few posts on your blog, I'm in love! You create the neatest things! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas! I saw the quilt hoops at a salvation army but wondered what to do with them... I may have to go back now! So cute!