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Monday, March 15, 2010

Dresser to the Rescue!

I've been looking for a smallish dresser for weeks now. I finally found on at the SA store for $19.99. My husband is a hunting/fishing/outdoor nut, and he has lots of "accessories" (aka junk!) that have accumulated all over the top of his dresser, and the floor!

Here it is in all it's ugliness! The white spot is where I used wall spackle to fix a missing chunk.

First I took a piece of chain and beat the entire thing to give it texture. Good thing no one was home, they would have thought I was nuts - it was LOUD too!

I was dying to try out everyone's favorite paint, Rustoleum Heirloom White. All I could find at the big orange store was a can of brush-on. So I used a brush to paint the edges and a small roller for the rest. No primer, just a light sanding and then wiped it down with a damp rag. 3 coats of paint, then I made a glaze from watered down craft paint. I brushed on the glaze and rubbed it in with a kitchen sponge, then buffed with a dry rag.

Here's the finished dresser!

I can't believe I am going to show you this...

BUT... here's the corner of our bedroom BEFORE  I cleaned it...eeeewww!

And here is the AFTER!  It made a HUGE difference - I love how neat and clean it is!

It's a cold and rainy day here in New England, and I have to get ready for work now - I hope you have a fantastic monday and a wonderful week.

Here's a link back to Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch

I'll be back tonight to visit everyone's blogs!

And since I painted it with white, I'm also linking up to White Wednesday over at Faded Charm - the button below will link you back to the Faded Charm blog:


Ann said...

Wow that looks great-- and No primer-- gotta love that! Well done!

Tiffany said...

What a great piece to refinish! Nice job!

~~Carol~~ said...

That corner really wasn't that bad. I've seen worse in my own house! But the chest of drawers turned out really nice, and I love that wall color too!

Wendy said...

It looks great! It made ahuge difference in your life and was so frugal a fix. I love it!

DesignTies said...

I bet you had some fun whacking the dresser with the chain :-) You did a great job re-finishing the dresser. Hope your hubby enjoys all that extra room to store his stuff :-)

Thanks for checking out my kitchen makeover. It did seem to take forever, but it was definitely worth it in the end :-)


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You did a wonderful job with that dresser. Don't worry about your corner "before" photo either, we all have them. We probably have more than most, there are 8 of us living here :-)

Treasia Stepp said...

I love how it turned out. Great job on it. Don't worry about the corner "before" picture, I bet my husband's side of the bed is even worse. LOL.

Monica@The White Bench said...

HA! YES, I definitely prefer the AFTERS ;)
You did a great job.
Happy WW,

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, great job on the dresser, and you came to the rescue with a wonderful idea. Sometimes our guys need a little help.LOL! So glad you came by.

Bearly Sane said...

Great makeover ... of the chest AND the bedroom!!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Sherry said...

That dresser looks fantastic! I loved the part about how you beat it with a chain.:) Great stress reliever.
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Vintage Remixed said...

Fabulous makeover.

Candy said...

Gotta love it when we finally find what's needed. What a great metamorphosis to the chest and the corner.

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a difference...the white paint and the new fishing storage center! Great job!

Sherrie said...

Hey thanks for stopping by on Sunday. I do like to show a little silver, even if it is an ashtray. You did an amazing job on the chest. Don't worry, my bedroom looks like your before picture, and honestly don't know when it will get to the after picture. Oh well. Thanks for sharing.

Bella said...

Nice makeover, no primer sounds good to me. Beautiful job! Bella

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful makeover!!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-tee-Full! great job! This really transformed your corner! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in over at my place one day this week. until later...