Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dresser/Media Center


About a month ago I was yard saling and not having any luck.  It was one of those days that turns out to be very disappointing because so many of the yard sale adds said they had all kinds of furniture, and they didn't.  In fact the old microwave cart that they called "lots of furniture", didn't even look good to me.  Anyway I was about to head home when my daughter called and asked me if I could go look at a chair she had seen on Craigslist.  She gave me the address and it was only a couple of streets from where I was at.  The chair turned out to be not exactly like it looked on Craigslist and I knew she wouldn't be happy with it.   But this little beauty was in the corner of this garage with a couple other pieces of furniture and the lady was selling all of it.  I got this at an unexpected stop...


Thank you sweet daughter!  I grabbed her up for a really good price and was happy the rest of the day.  Funny how a good deal can make your whole day better.  About three weeks later I started working on it.  I knew I wanted to do it either in black or white.  I could see this being a dresser or a media center, so the black was really pulling me it's way.  But a white dresser would really be pretty too.  White won out!    I first sanded it which was really easy because it was just stained, not sealed.


After sanding and priming  I gave it two coats of Glidden Swiss Coffee.  I discovered when I did my last project that Glidden's satin paint isn't completely satin.  They make their paint in between an eggshell and satin.  On the can of paint it says, eggshell/satin.  It's a really nice finish but doesn't have as much gloss as even a satin does.  Just a heads up to you if you're looking for a little more shine.  I put new hardware on her and along with the paint and she looks completely different.


I have found the plastic lined table cloths that you get at the dollar store work so good to protect the floor.  They are thicker then the plastic paint covers you buy at the paint stores.  What do you think, didn't it turn out nice?



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                                                                        Sandi



28 comments:

  1. so much better! Fresh and clean looking!

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  2. LOVE IT! Definitely looks wonderful and white. Bright and fresh looking.

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  3. Very cute- love it in white- sounds like it was meant to be yours! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  4. It looks great! What an awesome find. The paint makes it look so modern and fresh. I'd love it if you would stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

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  5. Love your transformation! Yes, it is amazing how one good find can turn a whole day around!

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  6. She's so pretty now! Great job! Found you via Remodelaholic. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

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  7. Great find! You did a really good job making it beautiful again, well done!

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  8. Nice job - it looks sooo much better now!

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  9. Very pretty..... You did a wonderful job....
    I am new follower from the Craft Junkie Too Linking party would love for you to come by my blog
    www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com

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  10. Very very nice!

    Please feel free to link up to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!

    -Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  11. How awesome.. I love it...I'm following ya officially from Motivate Me Monday At Keeping It Simple.. Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

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  12. It does'nt even look like the same piece of furniture....beautiful job! Also like the new hardware.
    http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

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  13. Isn't it amazing what paint can do?? Just think, 10 years ago we might have thrown that away!

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  14. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This furniture re-do is fantastic!!

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  15. Looks great, Sandi. Don't you just love it when you find an unexpected treasure.
    Happy new follower from Thrifty Tuesday.
    Laura

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  16. That shutter really makes it pop. It's very pretty:)

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  17. What an amazing transformation!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  18. Awesome transformation! It looks great!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  19. Great re-do! I have a belief that all good things come in white! Especially furniture! It's great that you got such a dark piece to hold that white so well! I'm your newest follower. ;)

    Meaghan @ thismessybusiness.com

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  20. This is so pretty! You did a great job. I need to go hunt for some ugly furniture to re-do now! ;)

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  21. so cute! i love pieces like that, too , with drawers and cabinet space! so useful!

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  22. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

    Artie
    http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow, what an amazing change! I love the crisp white look of it. Great job & such a fun 'new' piece!

    I would love to have you link up at my Show & Share party--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  24. You just never know where you will find the perfect piece of furniture... well perfect AFTER you refresh it.

    It's looking good all white and happy.

    Thanks for linking to my Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    (my MAIN blog)

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  25. Definitely better. What a unique little find, pretty different!

    Kristina
    @PearlGateway
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  26. It's wonderful! What a cute piece. Now that it's refinished anyway lol. Please stop by and share your talents at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/vip-party-26.html Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  27. Wow, your dresser looks amazing. Love the white shutter look on the right! Great job!

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  28. Beautiful BLOG you have here, thanks for sharing all your idea with things you make and changed, they are BEAUTIFUL...

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