Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Trash to Treasure Dresser

So we were on the way home the other night and were passing a garage sale where I pleaded like a blubbering fool for my husband to turn around and go back so I could "just take a quick peek".

Of course, I saw this and fell in love.
This horribly sad, mistreated dresser with a poor and insulting coat of black spray paint covering the front.  I saw potential...plus we were is desperate need of a low dresser (Sam is starting to try and climb on everything).  And it would nice to own one with drawers that opened and closed properly, like they're supposed to.

So I asked the dude how much...and...$20.  SOLD!
I gave my husband the good news that we were now the proud owners of this puppy and would now have to figure out a way to get it home.  After much maneuvering, we managed to get it in the van and later in the garage.

Here's shot of some of the damage.
Also some paneling coming off the sides.  So sad.

Anyhoo, I nailed the siding down and began sanding some of the spray paint off.
I then gave a base coat of white (which I didn't take a pic of..we've all seen white.)
Let dry and plant some flowers.
Come back and layer 3 coats of a beautiful butter-creme yellow...which, I'll add was FREE.  Leftover paint from my sons nursery.

A great addition to the playroom for only $20!
I hopefully will be finishing up the playroom here in the next couple of weeks, depending on whether I got the funds or not!  I'll take a pic of it in the room when I get done.


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  1. $20 and storage galore... SCORE! I love the fresh coat of cream you gave it!!! Can't wait to see the finished playroom, I have 3 boys so that kind of thing excites me!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I Love My Three Sons and leaving a comment!

  2. Ahhhh! That is amazing! I can't believe you got it for 20 bucks.

  3. Wow What a great transformation! It looks lovely!

  4. hi! I linked up near you over at somewhat simple! I love this transformation, amazing! I'd love for you to visit me, too at
    have a great day!

  5. WOW!! I love it! I'm your newest follower... had to check out your blog when I saw the title. I've got three of my own, and yeah they sure can be stinky, but oh so adorable too :)
    Laurie :)

  6. Great job, it looks brand new! I linked up near you at Sew Much Ado. It would be great if you could check out my blog! I'm a newbie and feedback would be awesome!

  7. Ginger, even I might have passed this up! Nice job, the buttercream is a great color, and how sweet is 20 bucks for a storage heavy weight the boys can be trusted around? Fabu, Mom.

  8. My husband just loves it when I buy furniture at garage sales to bring home and fix up. Great job!


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