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6/02/2014

Trash To Treasure Dresser Re-Do

Hey ya'll!  Just popping in to share a "Trash To Treasure" re-do I recently completed.  It went way better than I could have expected, with it being one of my first repainting projects of this scale.  I had to share how awesome this discarded dresser came out!  I'm super happy with the results and even happier that it was 100%  free.  My husband and I spied it randomly on the side of the road one day and I knew I had to have it.  I had been on the search for a dresser for our bedroom to add much needed storage since baby came.  I had no luck finding anything with enough style, in our budget, to suit our space for months. The French Provincial style of this dresser with it's lovely curves, hardware and scale was So On Point. So we jammed on the brakes and loaded her up.

French-Provincial-Dresser-DIY

It was missing a drawer but I remembered seeing some pictures with baskets replacing them that I thought worked.  I was going to replace both top drawers with baskets but I don't mind the slightly off kilter look of just one (and it seemed like a shame to waste a perfectly good drawer for the sake of symmetry).  Plus the basket is the perfect place to store laptops out of site and easily accessible.  Strangely, I happened to have the perfect basket already.  It was meant to be.
All in all, this was a quick and surprisingly simple project.  We hand sanded the top completely (since I was staining it) and the sides only partially because they were to be primed and painted.  I had some leftover red mahogany stain and polyurethane as well as some dove white paint and primer.  A couple of coats of each and voila!  A totally free and gorgeous piece of furniture that would have otherwise landed in the dump.

French-Provincial-Dresser-DIY

The top has some wear and tear that showed up beautifully in the wood when highlighted by the stain. The whole piece now looks more like an antique than it really is. The only thing I feel like I need to add, is some beautiful paper to line the drawers.  Maybe someday if I'm feeling extra ambitious I will paint the drawers for a pop of yummy color when you open then too.  It suits our bedroom better than I imagined and matches my red mahogany colored vanity and white metal bed perfectly.  Now, just to style it up and post a picture of it for ya'll to see.  What do ya'll think of the finished project?  Not too shabby huh... Or as I prefer... Just shabby enough ; )

XoXo 
~Andrea~ 

7 comments:

  1. Oh this is very nice! Good for you - the older stuff that is found like this usually has so much more character than if you had bought new. Lovely! - Donna :)

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    1. Thank you Donna! I absolutely agree with you about older stuff having more soul!

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  2. What a great project - love it!

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  3. This is awesome! The colors in the basket match the mahogany top beautifully!

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    1. Thank you! It almost looks like it belongs there doesn't it!

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  4. lovely! I love the beautiful old hardware on that dresser.

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