Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quick Dresser Makeover.

I was desperate for more storage in my bedroom so I welcomed this old, well used dresser with open arms. It's seen better days but I actually liked the cracks and dents in the wood. I've had old dressers before, with drawers that didn't shut properly - that drove me crazy! These drawers work perfectly.


I had paint out from doing some touch ups on the bookshelf so I figured why not give it a quick coat of paint? It literally took me 20 minutes to give it a quick coat then I went back and hour later and gave it another quick coat.


A few glass knobs and it feels fresh and new! Well not new maybe, but newer-ish. Gotta love upcycling!


Now I need a new mirror because the dresser was there before was much taller. If I lower this one, I won't be able to see myself in it! I love my little silver piggy bank from the Dollarama. I actually end up using it and it really does add up. Then, I can buy myself a little treat or Girl Guide cookies when they come knocking :)


I'll be back tomorrow with some progress shots of the bookcase. I was a bit over-ambitious about getting all the styling done. I had to prime and paint the new shelves and then realized I likely shouldn't put anything on them for a couple of days. Bummer. I was able to do a few shelves though. Here's a peek.


People laugh at the dog. I think he's cute. Plus, my Dad gave him to me :) 
I hope you all had a great weekend!

17 comments:

  1. The dresser looks great! White paint is the solution to so many problems in the world. ;-)

    Love where your bookcases are headed. Looking forward to the results.
    Abby

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  2. cute dresser - it turned out great. can't wait to see the bookshelves!

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  3. Yup, I love "up cycling" by adding a coat of paint, and white always looks good.

    On the one hand I wish more people thrifted, reused and recycled but, on the other hand, there might not be such great finds for us renovators!

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  4. Looking good! I need to take your lead and freshen up a few things, too. LOVE those glass knobs!
    -Revi

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  5. Dresser looks great - love the glass knobs.

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  6. The dresser looks lovely! Totally hear you on the old dresser drawers not working - completely takes away from the charm of having an old dresser when you can't stand opening the drawers! Looking forward to your book shelf reveal! Happy Monday.

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  7. Great makeover. I like the simple approach, just a basic coat with new knobs. Sometimes a very dramatic makeover can be over the top and detract from the piece, so this is perfect.

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  8. Looks great. I love your dog! There is nothing like items with sentimental value to make a house feel homey!

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  9. I would never deny a girl an opportunity to get a new mirror, what about filling in the space with astack of books and a plate on a stand or picture on an easel?

    Your dresser is super cute!
    Camille

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  10. What a sweet dresser! Can't wait to see those bookshelves!

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  11. Really like the dresser - sometimes simple is best. Can't wait to see the finished bookshelves. The dog reminds me of a ceramic siamese cat my husband's mother gave me. My husband thinks it's so weird, but I love it!

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  12. I'm with you, if the drawers work well, little else matters! And look how adorable it is with a little bling! (c;

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