Hello awesome friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Ya’ll know I love this day because four of my treasure-maker friends are also sharing makeovers of their own! Who doesn’t love a good makeover (or five)?? Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom!
On Thursday I mentioned that I went thrifting last week in search of a couple of furniture pieces for my booth, dressers to be exact. They are great fillers and sell well for me. I did come across a few in my hunt but nothing that was a good candidate for a makeover.
When I got home I hopped on Craig’s List and came across a dresser for $40 that seemed to be in really great condition. I rarely look on Craig’s List, but I was running out of options.
I drove an hour each way to pick up this dated little chest of drawers:
I ended up hitting traffic both ways, normally I would have been there and back in an hour.
I have redone a few dressers similar to this and knew it could be updated pretty easily.
Children’s pieces generally sell quickly for me so I had a little boy in mind when I painted this one:
Stripes to the rescue! I use stripes a lot. They are such an easy way to add a little something to a piece of furniture. I have included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
But first I had to remove the old hardware that was really dating this dresser, and fill in the holes. I used Plastic Wood All Purpose Wood Filler:
The trick to getting a super smooth surface over those old holes is patience! Let the wood filler dry completely and then sand smooth. I use my orbital sander and 220 grit paper. Then I close my eyes and rub my hand across. If I can still feel where the old holes were, I add more filler and repeat the process.
You’d never know where the old holes were!
The color I chose is Behr’s Sparrow mixed 50/50 with Ultra Pure White, made into DIY chalk paint. (Find recipe HERE.) I love Sparrow by itself but I didn’t have quite enough left, so I added the white just in case. I used the same white for the stripes. I sealed with MMS Furniture Wax. I am enjoying her wax these days since it is not quite as stinky as what I normally use. It is a bit pricier though.
Find my tutorial for painting furniture with chalk paint HERE.
To add the stripes I used Frogtape for Delicate Surfaces:
I pulled the tape off immediately after my second coat of paint. See this dresser redo to see how I get my stripes just right!
My recently painted baskets made for fun props!
The white ceramic knobs I chose for this piece came from Hobby Lobby…
I chose not to line the drawers with fabric like I usually do. The original owners had added drawer liners, and they were in perfect condition underneath!
These pictures were taken in my dining room. As you can see I have yet to paint this room.
I’m still trying to find the best spot for taking photos in the new house. That wall is not the most photogenic backdrop.
It’s amazing what a little paint and new knobs can do!
This is the first piece I’ve painted for my booth since the move! I need to keep it going, especially with the Holidays creeping up on us soon!
Don’t forget to check out what my friends are making over today as well! 🙂
We pulled out our Halloween décor yesterday and got started decorating outside! I know Halloween is not for everyone, but if you’ve followed me for long at all, you know how much we enjoy it around here. I’ll be back on Thursday with a Halloween favorite I made with this mailbox post:
UPDATE: See what became of this mailbox post HERE now!
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