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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Old Spindle Dresser Redo

This dresser was in rough shape.  The middle drawer had been glued back together without clamps, and no longer fit in the dresser.  But, the price was right, so I figured I could figure something out.  I loved the spindle legs and the rest of the piece was in great shape.  For this dresser, I used "Bahaman Sea Blue" by Benjamin Moore.  I wanted a fun, bright color to freshen this one up.  Once the paint dried, I lightly distressed with my sanding sponge and then used my Valspar Antique Glaze over the entire dresser.  I stained the drawer fronts and top with Minwax Jacobean.  Instead of trying to fix the drawer that didn't fit, I went to Home Depot and had them cut a piece of pine to fit in the space to make a shelf.  I then glued a piece of molding in front of the "shelf".




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  1. You've done a lovely job - it's gorgeous, such a beautiful colour!

  2. very pretty I've always wondered what to do with a dresser with a missing drawer. In my neck of the woods they can be had for free or almost free and its a waste to see them go to the dump. I hadn't really considered the shelf idea. It looks great!

  3. I always love the colors that you choose:) This is another great piece! Love to see you at the cheap finds and transformations party this week, have a good one!

  4. Beautiful job and I love that color! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower with LF hope you'll stop by my place and follow along on my kitchen remodel.
    Peggy @

  5. like it love the blue and oh it reminds me of yesteryear in todays world come see me at

  6. That looks beautiful! And what a great idea to just fit a new piece of wood in place of the bad drawer! I'll have to keep that in mind :-)

  7. I love the colors you chose. The decorative knobs are great too! I'd love it if you'd share this at whimsy Wednesdays at We go live tomorrow night at 8 EST. I'm following!

    1. Thank you so much Jenny!! I will check out your party tomorrow night!

  8. Hi Sarah! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am in complete love with this blue color!! Great work on refinishing it - looks so lovely! Following you back :D
    Have a great week!

  9. Very pretty! I like the contrast of the drawers!

  10. Looks great--the blue and natural wood go great together!

  11. Great redo! Maybe that's what I should do with my stubborn drawer - ditch it for a shelf! :)

  12. I love how this turned out Sarah! The colors and wood go so nice together!

    I've been seeing some folks use these for an entertainment center, putting the electronic gadgets in the empty space.

    Hope you hung onto the drawer, I've seen on Pinterest people hanging them as a shelf etc.

    1. Thanks, Norma. I actually have a DVD player on the shelf in one of the photos... a little hard to tell!! I have saved the drawer to do just that with it!!

  13. Great color choice, and I also love the knobs!

    1. Thanks! I got the knobs on clearance at Anthropologie!

  14. i love the two toned look on this one- it's perfect!

  15. This looks did a great job, and I love the color. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower. I would love if you stopped by and followed back. Hope to see you soon, Lori

  16. Looks amazing! I love when these dressers that have been abused are brought back to life. What thrift stores do you love?

    1. Thanks, Allison!! We have a new Goodwill around here that I am usually able to find great things at. I also spend some time each day on Craigslist. There is a store about 5 minutes from here called "Garagedale"... that has amazing finds as well : )

  17. Very pretty! Add me please to your party link and stop over Thursday to link this beauty up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. Beautifully done Sarah! Love the color combination and the pretty knobs too!

  19. LOVE the color! Just beautiful Sarah!! Thanks for linking up this week :)

  20. Gorgeous Sarah - your newest follower!!!

  21. What a fun color - it just pops now! Looking forward to seeing this linked up at tomorrow's party!

  22. Would love to have you link up at Sunday Round Up Link Party! 3 Blogs = 1 Party!

  23. Love it! You do such great furniture work! Love the knobs especially!

    Thanks for linking it up!


  24. Great looking piece to start with and beautiful when it was finished.

  25. Love the stain and paint combo. Beautiful. THanks for linking up to Thats the Ticket.

  26. Love the bright blue and the brown is paired so beautifully with it. You achieved such a fun transformation - you are so talented!