Thursday, March 7, 2013

5 Drawer Dresser Make-Over

Hello Everyone!  Last week, I went to an indoor yard sale with Charlie and my sister where I bought this 5 drawer dresser.    

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I scrubbed it down before I took a picture of it because it was a filthy mess!  I think Charlie was a little surprised that I actually wanted to purchase it because it looked pretty bad.  This poor thing had been neglected.   Charlie and I did some minor repairs to it.  We replaced the bottom of a drawer because it was falling apart and strengthened some supporting pieces. 

With a little TLC and a vision, it now looks like this…..

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I painted it with white chalkpaint and with Charlie’s help (I’m not very good with 45 degree cuts on the miter saw), we added the trim to the front of each drawer.   I Mod Podged fabric inside the trim and added new knobs. 

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I also added little bun feet on the bottom.   

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I’m very happy with the way it turned out.  I think my little make-over has even surprised Charlie because he was not sure there was much hope for it!  Now, I can’t wait for my sister to see it!  Hopefully, she will read this blog post or come by before I take it to my booth on Friday. 

  Last week, I ordered MMS milk paint and yesterday my order came in.  I can’t wait to try it out on this little table!

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As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all are having a wonderful week.

Gail

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33 comments:

  1. A creative vision indeed. Your sister won't believe that is the same dresser.

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  2. What a lovely piece! You did a fabulous job in refinishing this!

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  3. I love it, love it , love it! And I can't wait to see what you do with the table- xo Diana

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  4. Oh, Gail, this is adorable. I love it and love how you added the fabric and the trim really makes it look like a high end piece. You're good. Love your sweet table too and I'll be looking forward to what you do with it. I've still never used chalk paint.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Gail, that looks great. I love the added trim and script.

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  6. Gail,
    Your idea to add the trim and fabric was super smart of you...it will go fast!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Gail I LOVE it!! love how you added the trim and fabric. Can't wait to see your next project!

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  8. Love it. What a great idea, it looks totally different. Great makeover. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Great dresser, Gail. I love the script. It really gives it a wonderful updated look. The knobs are great too.

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  10. Oh, Gail! How do you do it? This is magnificent!!! You sure have a gift for furniture makeover. The dresser is just gorgeous!

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  11. Very pretty, Gail! Love the makeover! Adding the fabric and trim to the drawers really gave this little dresser some character. The addition of the feet, too. This is probably a perfect size piece for a booth space ~ not too big, not too small. Looking forward to seeing the table's transformation!

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  12. Wow!! Glad you saw something there.....Great transformation!!

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  13. Wow Gail- you are a visionary! I didn't see that coming! That fabric inlay with the molding trim looks fabulous! You definitely resurrected it! The bun feet added a great touch too!

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  14. For some reason I want to call this enchanting dresser the Jane Austen dresser. I'm in love with the delicate script, and the moulding that frames it perfectly. This will be pinned and copied all over blogdom. It's AMAZING!

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  15. Beautiful Gail!What a transformation! If I could only learn to use a saw like that.I have seen these dressers so many times.But I pass them up because on there own they are pretty plain.You made this piece shine!
    xx
    Anne

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  16. Gail, you clearly are a visionary. It is gorgeous. hugs, Olive

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  17. Your vision was a cute one, great idea for the trim with the fabric. Yeah, I'm pinning it. Who knows I might have to steal that idea.

    Bliss

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  18. LOVE this! This is giving me some inspiration for some of my furniture. Isn't Mod Podge awesome?!

    Emily

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  19. Gail, You did a great job. I love the fabric and the added trim. Very nice!

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  20. Oh wow Gail, you have some vision! You did a wonderful job. It's hard to believe it's the same piece.

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  21. Gail, this turned out amazing! The moulding added so much to the plain drawers and then the special touch of the script and the hardware really brought it all together! This will be another piece that won't last in your booth long! Hugs, Leena

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  22. Wow, Gail!! You really made this little piece shine!! I love it, now I'll be looking for something to copy your Mod Podge technique. Great inspiration!
    xo, Andrea

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  23. LOVE your up cycle!!! Pinned:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/brilliant-2013.html

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  24. Wow, you sure transformed that humble little dresser...love it!

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  25. That is an amazing transformation. It looks so good now.

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  26. Wow! It doesn't even look like the same dresser anymore (which is a good thing)! Ha! You did an excellent job transforming it. It's good that you have an eye for that. I'm sure someone will fall in love with it and buy it from you soon.

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  27. Fabulous. I can't believe what you started with to get this look. I love the way you "framed" the door pulls with the script.

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  28. wow! so super cool! What a creative vision you have! can't wait to see it in person ~ I only hope its still there on Sunday when I get to stop by the mall!

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  29. What a beautiful makeover...love the unique touches you added!

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  30. Gail, That poor little chest of drawers is really beautiful now! You've given it a new life. I know that will sell fast!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  31. What a difference between the before and after photos! That little bit of trim on the drawers and the script fabric turned your dresser into a stunner!

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