Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dresser Rehab Project

Here's a dresser....my parents bought this for me sometime in my teen or pre-teen years. When going to college I passed this to my sis, then my brother-in-law ended up using it for about the past five years.
They recently bought a house and no longer need my hand-me-downs. It was about to hit a garage sale or be introduced to Craigslist...until Liz thought maybe I would want it back...but I stepped in...saved it's life...and thought about the potential it had!

Here's some before pictures:


Pretty scratched up...


Yucky goldish brassy colored handles...


Here I am in action sanding down the dresser first...


Painting the dresser and drawers white...


I looked and looked for some inexpensive new handles. I've always loved the cup drawer pulls, but needing 11 of those plus 2 more little pulls it was going to put this dresser a little higher than I wanted to invest. (Considering I don't actually NEED another dresser...)
So I went to Walmart and found this Krylon Brushed Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint for $3.50 to refinish my handles. This paint gives such a nice finish I was super happy with the results!


Sanding and creating the shabby chic look...


BIG REVEAL!!!


What do you think of my shabby chic dresser makeover?
I LOVE it! I can't wait to have a house to put it in! I'm thinking it could be for a spare bedroom...coastal shabby chic? Or....for my antique sewing room... so MANY options!!

P.S. I painted the dresser Creamy White Behr paint leftover from my sister's living room!

5 comments:

Elle said...

I love love love the end result! Why did I give you that dresser back again? Hmm....if you don't have room for it in your new house I would be happy to take it off your hands! :)

Madelyn St.Claire said...

I love it as well!! It looks 250% better!

I cannot wait to come get a sneak peak of all your and Liz's projects!!!

xoxo M

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow great work!!!
Take a look on my blog and if you like art and fashion we can follow each other?
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Artista said...

Love it! what kind of white paint did you use?

Artee

Jennifer Leible said...

Artee - I painted it Creamy White in Behr paint - satin finish.

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