Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dresser Face Lift

I went to the ultimate yard sale the other day, it was so much fun.  I love hitting good one's like this once and a while.  Everything was priced so good.  I got a really funky buffet table for fifteen dollars, brand new curtian rods (enough for five windows), for only a dollar a piece.  And I got this dresser for five dollars, Big score!  It was more beat up then it looks in the picture.  Several doors had fallen off and the drawers were coming apart.  The bottom drawer wouldn't close because the middle support board had come undone.  As if all thats not bad enough, there were stickers every where. 




The drawer front was in one of the other drawers so I assumed that the missing handles were too.  I was wrong,  There were three of them missing.  I went on a search to find the exact handles so I could save myself some money by not having to buy all new one's.  I couldn't find anything like these so I bit the bullet and bought some new one's.  Darn.  I wanted to update it though, and the new handles did just that.I found some knobs that I liked but of course they didn't fit the exsisting holes so out came the wood filler. What I used was Elmers wood filler that I've used a lot and really like it because it dries fast and is easy to sand off.  It also paints really well.




While I was waiting for this to dry I started to glue the fronts on the drawers and clamping them together.   Then I painted the body of the dresser a high gloss white.  I like it for dressers because it washes so well.  I already had some paint on hand and just used that.  Love it when I don't have to go out and spend any money on a cheap project.



I finished sanding the dry wood filler off the fronts and painted them as well.  It was really starting to look nice.  My hubby drilled new holes for the knobs that I had picked up, while I finished the last coat of paint.  Yeahh, time to put the new knobs on.  And here it is.  The stickers are all gone and it has a new coat of paint as well as sporting new knobs.  It turned out really good, and what I like best is the way the knobs gave it an updated look.  Doesn't she look pretty, nice and clean.  and so sturdy.



11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful transformation! I love the way it turned out!

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  2. Love it love it!! I really need to attempt one piece of furniture to prove to myself I can do that!!
    Thanks

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  3. Looking good!
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  4. It must have been a garage sale weekend - My family hit one up too!
    I found yoru blog through Marvelously Messy. I am a new follower. I would love a follow back if you have a chance!
    Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com
    Have a great 4th

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  5. That is a great transformation, I did this once about 10 years ago now with an old family piece, It is great knowing it is being kept in the family! Now google following, please pop by, Karima x
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  6. it looks so much better and cleaner and fresher! the new hardware is a huge improvement, too! great job!

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  7. That is BEAUTIFUL! I'm your newest follower! I just did a dresser makeover myself! I love the handles you choose-they really give the whole dresser a facelift! great job-thnks for sharing!

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  8. Great face lift, it looks beautiful:) I found you at Creations by Kara, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Looks very nice indeed. I love the look of the little drawers at the top. Well done!

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