Friday, September 9, 2011

Dresser Before and After

yesterday i picked up a dresser and night stand for a measly $25...very excited about that! i've been wanting something this style and i just couldn't pass it up...

here is the before...it was missing several of the knobs...i had a brilliant idea to use the ones on the nightstand but it didn't have any! so off to home depot to find the cheapest ones i could find...i chose a small plastic one to use on the top 2 drawers...a can of rustoleum orb to paint them with...
here are the knobs...ignore my fire pit!! i already ruined my stone wall by my pool with spray paint...i had to move on to another area...i love this paint btw! 

here is another before shot with the drawers out....


my husband wanted me to stain the top cherry to match the rest of our entertainment center....i knew i couldn't but i wanted to try....this wasn't laminate but it wasn't wood...fake wood?? i had tried this on another piece and after the stain and some wax it worked out ok...but this piece i wanted to look good so i worked to get the water marks out...i had to sand way down...i then primed with kilz and painted black with 2 different types of paint...one was gloss and the other was matte...i didn't have enough of each so i just mixed them together....worked out fine...

as i was putting the stain on, this appeared on the side...there had been a sticker on here and when the stain hit it, the image came through....i debated wether or not to fix it since it wouldn't show where we were placing it...i thought, what if i want to sell this?? i can't leave that there! i took some primer and went over it...afterwards i wiped some stain over it and it was gone...

finished....the top is still wet as you can see in the pic...i just get so excited i can't wait!! i read on another blog, but i can't remember which one, that they used a plastic table cloth to paint on...i found this for $1.50 at walmart on clearance...it worked perfect!


another after...no table cloth...LOL

before and after







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15 comments:

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Fantastic job! Found you via Between Naps on the Porch. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

Deborah March said...

REALLY lovely...such a nice updated look!


Deborah (happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you can stop by too...)

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

THE AFTER IS AMAZING, well done. winks-jen

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Looks lovely! I just re-did a dresser too, and it's so rewarding!
http://craftingintherain.blogspot.com/2011/09/dressed-up-dresser.html

Just Jaime said...

Pretty! Love the knobs!

Debra said...

That turned out really nice. What a great deal you got on it too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

SOOO much better and so much more charming and full of character! great job!

aimee said...

i love what you have done with it. its gorgeous xxx

Ange said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my entryway! Your dresser looks great, isn't spray paint da bomb diggity? I love to spray paint whatever I can! :)

Rosie Goins said...

Hi Ashley. Thanks for visiting Dogs & Grandkids.

Your makeover looks great.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Your dresser turned out great, Ashley! What a score for $25! I would love for you to link it up at Freshmen Friday! http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/tips-for-building-your-blog-or-website-freshmen-friday-2/

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a fantastice redo, good thought to go over sticker area. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Michelle said...

It looks sooooo much better! Love the way it came out! I am visiting from House of Hepworths and I am a new follower!!! Hope to see you around my Delicately Constructed linky party this weekend!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

It looks so much prettier. You did a great job with the dresser. Love

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Hi Ashley! Thank you so much for sharing your dresser post at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will come back and party again!