Friday, August 5, 2011

My Girly Dresser


I went to pick a dresser up the other day that I had seen on Craigslist, and you know how pictures just don't tell the whole story about the piece, right?  The lady took me out in the garage to show me the dresser, which was hard to see because of all the other "stuff" in the garage.  When I finally spotted the dresser I first noticed the little flowers that were around the "missing knobs".  The whole dresser was painted a really awful brown, but I kept going back to the little flowers, and thinking to myself how cute they would look on a little girls dresser.  Sorry I don't have a before picture of the drawers, but you get the idea.

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It wasn't until I had paid for the dresser and was loading it in the car that I realized that the top wasn't real wood.  The fake looking wood grain on it is like what you see on a lot of interior doors.  I was really bummed because I didn't think that I could sand it down, like what I was wanted to do.  So it sat around longer then a project usually does while I decided what to do with it.





I decided to go a head with making it into a girls dresser like I had envisioned it.  So I primed it with Valspar primer and then lightly sanded it.  Years ago I was given a handy tip, if you have a brown paper sack you can use that for your sand paper on the coats of paint that you just want knocked down a bit.


  So that's what I used, and it worked great.  I then went to Walmart and got a can of Krylon spray paint for the drawer fronts, and of course the paint was pink.

I sprayed, probably five times to get this color.  I think I had to do it so many times because of the finish on the fronts (not sure what it was), I'm thinking that it might have been some kind of plastic because the flowers were also a part of the drawer front.  My hubby helped me fix a broken slide on one of the drawers, which was a headache to fix.  I bought the  little white knobs over at the Restore, three for a dollar.  I really love that place and try to use them as often as I can, it saves me money and also the money they make goes to a great cause.




It turned out just like I wanted it to.  It was fun doing a project that was a girly, girl, one.  Now I can't wait to find something that inspires me to do it specifically for a boy.




This is after adding poka dot shelf liner in pastel pinks and a rag quilt I made for my grandkids.  And of course a favorite buddy of theirs.

36 comments:

  1. It turned out really cute! Love the flower detail on the front and the white knobs were an excellent choice! Very girly girl!

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  2. I think it's darling! I would totally put that in my little girls room :)

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  3. Love the dresser. I'm impressed. If I had a daughter, a granddaughter or even a girl dog (both of ours are male) I would totally want something as cute and girly in my house. I'm surrounded by men!

    Dana

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  4. I can see why the flower detail caught your eye. It turned out great.

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  5. Love it and I really like that color of pink. You definitely took this piece and made it beautiful. Thanks for linking her up to Motivated Monday. I will feature your pretty pink project next week.
    Pam

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  6. love it and those handles look great come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  8. Very cute and girly. Love the flowers, and the color.

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  9. Very cute and girly, love it! Thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
    at www.designgivesback.com. Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Love,
    Sherry, DGB Team

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  10. Oooook this is darling! Love it!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. That turned out to be so cute. The little flower detail give is charm.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

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  12. This is gorgeous! I'm itching to refinish a piece of furniture for my master bedroom revamp project! I'd love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy to link up this project!

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  14. Gorgeous! Perfectly pink in my book. Thanks for showing how you transformed it.

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  15. This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  16. Hi Sandi
    Just hopped over from Bunny Jean's blog to admire your handiwork. Boy, what a great job you did, it looks fab now - a totally great transformation.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

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  17. Very cute :) As I was reading your post and hearing that this wasn't you thought, and that, I was thinking "Oh no...poor thing!" But you made it look smashing. ADORABLE!

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop linky party.

    Smiles, Suzanne from Illinois

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  18. Talk about trash to treasure. You really did an awesome transformation on this piece. I love the new girly look!

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  19. I came by to say thanks for joining my Bunny Hop party, I see a few other party girls made it here first ;)

    Though I started following you the other day... I am now.

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

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  20. This is so cute! I love the flowers at the drawer pulls, too. Thanks for the tip about the brown paper bag for light sandpaper.
    --Jill
    Jill Made It

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  21. I am loving the tip about paper bags. This is a sweet little dresser! Great Job!

    http://mrmagnificentandcompany.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is a great makeover! Don't you just hate when you've already paid for it and you find out a part is not real wood. Either way you did a great job and thanks for the tip.

    http://designpardeux.com

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  23. I just love furniture redos but I am too scared to do them myself. I need a push :) You did a fabulous job and I love the colors you chose!

    I would love for you to come share at Blog Stalking Thursday! The Link Party goes all week! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-stalking-thursday-3.html

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  24. So pretty! You did a great job refinishing it.

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  25. Perfect! I love it, excellent job!

    Kristi
    4eighteen.com

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  26. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  27. Love the flowers on it. What a lovely color too!!!

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  28. wow! what a sweet dresser.
    gail

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  29. It turned out just adorable! Thanks so much for linking up. I will be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

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  30. Ohh wow.. I loved it. Nice choice of colors :)


    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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  31. Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

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