Hi awesome friends!! I’m back today with my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday girls, my favorite! I have a good makeover for you today.
I found this dresser at the Salvation Army a few Saturdays ago when all of their furniture was 50% off:
I ended up still paying $45 for it, but it was in excellent condition, just a bit dated.
I decided to give it a more feminine feel:
I used a 50/50 mix of French Linen (Annie Sloan) and Pure White for the stripes.
It has personality now, but it’s still neutral, which I love.
I’ve included affiliate links so you can see some of the products I used.
To make the stripes, used 1-1/2″ Frogtape for delicate surfaces.
I started by adding a strip of tape down the center. Then I added a strip to either side, and removed the piece in the center.
I used the piece I removed as a guide for the rest of my stripes…
Then I painted them in with two coats, and removed the tape while it was still wet, as soon as I finished the second coat. After the paint was dry, I lightly sanded the drawers with 220 grit sandpaper. The whole piece was sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
To save money, I reused the original six pulls for the top…
They add a nice contrast on top.
The other handles were just not working for me, so I replaced them with these much prettier ones from Hobby Lobby:
I had to fill in the old holes first, using Elmer’s Wood Filler.
The drawers got a pretty fabric liner as well…
I also purchased that at Hobby Lobby.
I prefer fabric to line the drawers in larger pieces if I can find a good deal on it, since it can more easily be removed down the road. I cut it with my rotary cutter and cutting mat, then used matte Mod Podge like a glue to hold it in place. I just brushed it all over the bottom of the drawer with an inexpensive chip brush before applying the fabric.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
Don’t go anywhere just yet, my treasure maker friends are also sharing a thrifty trash-to-treasure makeover today!
Click the links below the image to see the afters!
I can’t wait to see them myself!
If you liked my dresser makeover, you might like this one I did a couple of months ago too:
See all my previous Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday transformations HERE.
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I gave this little thrift store book case a whole new look!
See ya then!
UPDATE: Check it out HERE now…it looks SO much different!
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