Saturday, October 10, 2009

free dresser makeover

about a month ago I found this little lady at a garage sale for, get this...
free!
she looked sad sitting there with her free sign on her,
so I decided to snatch her up and take her home with me.
she was in pretty bad shape,
the back was warped and cracked,
there were a few too many coats of paint on her,
she had some ugly contact paper lining her drawers,
she had ugly little knobs,
and her drawers were a little wobbly.
but with lots of love, she started to look better!
here she is, in my dining room, looking beautiful!
for about $30 I turned my ugly little dresser into a charming piece!
don't you think?
check out other great projects over at furniture feature friday

41 comments:

  1. I am so impressed!!! It's gorgeous! Be prepared for some phone calls, girly... the next time I decide to get crafty, I'll be calling you for some direction and advice!

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  2. Great transformation! It is beautiful - I love the addition of the molding.

    Chelsea

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  3. Hey I just found your blog! I look forward to following it - what great ideas you have!

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  4. you did a great job! the molding detail really
    makes such a big difference. It looks so good under the mirror and with the simple accessories too.

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  5. Wow! I agree with previous posters- The molding and accessories make a huge difference!

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  6. holy cow. unbelievable. it looks SO much more sophisticated in its newest incarnation. :)

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  7. Great job! I love coming across free furniture.

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  8. Wow, that looks great! I love the fresh white color, the updated pulls, and the moulding looks FANTASTIC! I wouldn't have thought of that. Great job!

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  9. LOVE it! The molding was inspired. GREAT job!

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  10. She is BEAUTIFUL! You did a GREAT job!

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  11. love the molding! Makes a world of difference!
    very nice re-do!
    gail

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  12. That trim MADE the dresser! Such great thinking!

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  13. Very nice job. That piece certainly doesn't look like a freebie any more. Well done!

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  14. You absolutely prettied up that ugly duckling! Nice job and I love the molding!

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  15. Yes, indeed! She looks beautiful! I love the trim you added to the drawer fronts--what a great idea.

    Congratulations! Isn't it fun to have your projects turn out so well?

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  16. Adding the molding on the drawers was a genius idea!! Beautiful!

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  17. Lovely make over!

    I also like how you summed up your life in your profile--matches my life pretty closely these days :)

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  18. Beautiful! I love the molding and pulls.

    Aja

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  19. I love that you thought to add trim to the drawers. Fantastic!

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  20. What a transformation! She looks lovely now! What a perfect spot to store linens and entertaining supplies. The trim on the drawers added so much character.

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  21. Wow! Looks like it should have always been like that AND it looks way happier now ;o)

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  22. I heart a free dresser! You did a fab job... I'm excited I found you- looking forward to some great ideas!

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  23. Whoa! You are officially my hero! lol. I love it! Great job.

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  24. Great transformation on your free dresser!! Don't you just love it when you find treasures like these!!?

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  25. What a great makeover! $30 for a dresser that cute is a great deal!!

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  26. So pretty! I love the new hardware and trim on the drawers. It looks great in the dining room.

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  27. Great job, just love your beautiful dresser! Cindy

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  28. I love the trim you added to that dresser. It really elevates it and gives it a whole new look. Great job and thanks for posting to my link party. I've become a follower and I can't wait to see what else you do!

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  29. Very Elegant! Just Lovely.
    Lisa

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  30. love the molding - never would have known to do that! looks gorgeous -- doesn't it make you want to go back and show the people who gave it to you free what they COULD have had? i always feel that way! love it!

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  31. very nice! you did a fantastic job!

    Shellagh

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  32. Love how you added the molding. I got one off Craig's that is WAY too big. Not sure what to do w/ it. Thanks for posting.

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  33. What a great transformation! I love the addition of the molding.

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  34. Oh my word, that's BEAUTIFUL! Great work!!

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  35. Very clever. What a difference the molding on the drawers make.

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