Hello beautiful friends!! It is my favorite day of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! I know I share a ton of those around here, but when I get to do it with four of my favorite treasure-maker friends, it is even better!
You might have seen this dresser that I recently picked up at the thrift store, on my Facebook page :
Okay so I know it’s not exactly trash, but it had been sitting there long enough to get marked down twice so nobody was fighting anyone for it. It was originally $150, marked down to $99, then to $75.
I saw it and stood there for about 10 minutes just staring at it. I hadn’t intended to add anything else to my office, but I knew I could use the storage, and it was just perfect for that. I also had a $5 coupon, so it was a great deal at $70.
Unfortunately it ended up being too wide to fit in the back of my jeep, so I had to borrow the hubby’s truck to get it home. (That makes it hard to try to hide it from him in the garage…oh baby that has been there for forever!)
I knew I had to get it out of there quickly since it was a space hog, so despite waking up to blizzard conditions on Thursday, I got started right away.
I just finished her up yesterday:
Does it look familiar? I modeled it after one of my all time favorite dressers since I loved it so much. See that HERE!
And ya’ll know I can’t resist stripes!
They are such an easy way to add a little something to a piece of furniture. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
At first I was thinking this would be great with card catalog pulls, but I just don’t think I’m a card catalog kinda girl. I wanted functional but pretty, and I think that is exactly what I got.
To paint this piece, I used Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY Chalk Paint. (Find recipe with video on how to mix it HERE.)
Painting followed by a little sanding always highlights those pretty details…
See my complete tutorial for chalk painting furniture HERE.
I painted the stripes in a mix of one part Annie Sloan’s French Linen and two parts Ultra Pure White.
FrogTape (found HERE) helps get those clean crisp lines:
I painted two coats and then immediately removed the tape after the second coat. See the inspiration piece HERE to see how I measure out the stripes.
I decided to fill in the holes in the top two drawers to break it up a bit. I used Elmer’s White Wood Filler to fill those in. (It almost always takes a second layer to get those holes super smooth.)
I replaced the original pulls in those top two drawers with these pretty glass knobs:
This pretty piece was sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
I loved the original hardware that came with this dresser, so I knew I would be keeping them for the rest of the drawers. I gave them two coats of the Bit of Sugar chalk paint (It was way too cold to use spray paint!), then scuffed them a bit here and there. I sealed them with this clear matte sealer.
I love the results!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the paint did in such cold weather. It was barely out of the teens here:
And when your kiddos are out of school for three days due to inclement weather and icy roads, your photo shoots get special guest appearances like this:
Apparently he approves. 🙂
I love how the pretty details on this dresser stand out now…
I borrowed the chalkboard from my kitchen…
It might not make it back! (See that makeover and how I make my chalkboards HERE.) I guess I’m hoping to “achieve” something this year…not quite sure what that is just yet!
I liked my desk on this wall, but I moved it to accommodate our Christmas village. (I shared our village and why it’s so special HERE.)
I decided I like this dresser on this wall, so this is where it will live.
If you missed the post on the faux stone wall installation, you can visit it HERE.
Don’t go anywhere just yet, there are four more thrifty makeovers to inspire you! Visit the afters at the links below the image!
Revisit all my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday transformations from the very beginning HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday with the update of this little rocker:
UPDATE: No need to wait… see how it looks HERE now! 🙂
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