Saturday, March 24, 2012

HEAVY Old Dresser Redo

Seriously.  Heavy is an understatement.  Even with the drawers out, it was hard for me to scoot it across the floor.  This dresser was solid, but ugly!!  It had that lovely 80's golden finish with the black specks in it.  I knew I wanted a dark top.  I also wanted to brighten the rest of the piece up.  Because I scored this for only $20, I could afford to replace all of the hardware on it!  

I decided to use Minwax Jacobean stain, after I sanded down the top completely.  I had a hard time deciding on a color for the body.  I finally decided on a mixture of chalk paint.  I used ASCP in Old White and Paris Grey.  I taped off the stripes to make sure my lines were straight, but didn't measure them... just kind of eye balled it to see where the stripes should go.  I also filled in the holes from the old handles and pulls, and replaced them with the bin pulls and the large glass knobs.  The entire body of the piece was finished with 2 coats of AS clear wax, after a good distressing.  I used a clear poly to seal the top.  I prefer poly on the tops of my pieces, but that is just me : )



Linking up @:

Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Making The World Cuter Monday @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got Monday @ Our Delightful Home
Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Just A Party With My Peeps @ How To Nest For Less

Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Party Time  @ Northern Cottage

Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen

Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter


  1. You do amazing work. Very inspiring. I'm hoping to learn a thing or two from you. Also, I'm about to put you on the spot. More later.

  2. Love what you do! The dresser looks great! And in case you haven't already had the pleasure, I just TAGGED YOU on my blog. Hop on over to Crazy Thrifty Crafts to see. I hope you'll join in the fun of getting to know our fellow bloggers. Your work inspries me!

  3. LOVE your dresser redo. Great color combo...thanks for sharing.

  4. The stripe is a nice idea makes it fresh :) I can't wait to see what you do next!

  5. Your dresser turned out really well! I admire anyone who can tackle a big job like this!

  6. What a transformation! I love the sass and style the stripes make. Wonderfully updated! ASCP are like magic. Just got 3 new colors! Can't wait to use them! You breathed new life into this dated piece! Really beautiful!
    Welcome to blogging!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Yvonne! I appreciate it!

  7. Love it, the blue stripe is so striking. Looks great, great storage piece.

  8. The stripe is wonderful. Visiting from the party at Our Delightful Home. Great job!

    sara @

  9. Oh, that dresser is gorgeous now! You did a great job. The stripes look perfect on it!

    1. Thanks, Cynthia!! I like the stripes too : )

  10. I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

    This project turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Your inspiration is ... well ... inspiring!



  11. Wonderful job on that dresser. I love the colors you chose and the bling of the knobs. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Wow! What a transformation! I love the colors!
    Hope you'll stop by and link up:

  13. You do such awesome work! This is fantastic!!

    1. Thanks, Kammy : ). I really appreciate it!!

  14. You did a fabulous job, Sarah! I love the stripes and the dark top is perfect.

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  15. i love those side floral carvings- they are gorgeous! and i like the masculine touch the stripes add.

  16. This turned out so pretty!! Love the pop of blue stripes.

  17. That looks adorable with the stripe! How cute and fun!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. Wow! This looks gorgeous! You have a lovely blog.I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesdays.

  19. Great job on the dresser! I love how you stained the top.

  20. I love this! I just recently redid a dresser with white and blue and distressing and this just totally speaks my language!! I would love for you to come link up at my Thrifty Under {$50} Friday party! See you soon!

    Rachel @

    1. Thanks, Rachel! I will check it out!

  21. It looks gorgeous. I love the colors you chose. Amazing transformation!!

  22. This is GORGEOUS!!! Your posts just make me want to go out and buy some ugly furniture and start painting it! You have such talent!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    @ Creatively Living

    1. Thanks so much, Katie! I appreciate it!

  23. GORGEOUS. What a change!!! Im your newest follwoer. Please come visit me and maybe you'll decide to follow back?? 8-)