Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poor Pitiful Dresser Make-over

A few months ago, I was the lucky auction bidder of this poor pitiful looking dresser!  

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   Believe it or not, I felt sorry for this poor little dresser because not a single person would bid on it.   So needless to say,  at the last minute I threw my card up in the air and I bought it for little of nothing.

After I brought it home, I thought maybe it does have some potential if I did a whole lot of scrubbing, sanding and a fresh coat of paint.   With that being said,  I did a whole lot of SCRUBBING, sanding and put a fresh coat of paint on it. 

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I used a combination of homemade chalk paint (brown) and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (Ironstone).   I stenciled the front of the dresser drawers with a stencil that I had bought at Michael’s.  

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The top of the dresser was in bad shape. 

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Thanks to the suggestion of Rosemary at Villabarnes, I gave the top a good sanding and used wood filler and now the top looks good as new.

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I know what you must be thinking…as good as new…what you see here is the result of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  The chippy and crackled look was just the look I was hoping for! 

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As you can see, I took it to my booth today.  Hopefully, someone will think she’s pretty now! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by. 

Gail

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20 comments:

  1. So glad you rescued this piece, Gail. It looks fantastic! Thanks for the shout out.

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  2. You have such a tender heart to rescue this poor dresser, and you have such talent to give it this new life! I love the stenciled front and crackled top.

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  3. You sure worked Wonders again! I do wish your Booth was closer to me. That would even look nice in a Hallway as a dropzone.

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  4. Hi Gail, I found you over at Common Ground. I love what you did with that poor dresser! It looks so so so much better. Just goes to show what a little TLC (okay, maybe a lot in this case!) can do. Have a lovely evening!

    Debbie

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  5. Your paint transformation of the ugly duckling is darling!!! I can't imagine it'll last long in your booth.
    Mary Alice

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  6. Your dresser looks fantastic!! You did such a wonderful job on it. I love the stenciling too. Someone is going to buy that right away.

    Kathy

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  7. It's lovely Gail. A little love can breathe life into a lot of things. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. I think she is beautiful! Love the stencil work on the drawers!

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  9. Gail-That poor pitiful little dresser turned out to be a princess in a pauper costume. I love it and the stenciling looks great- xo Diana

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  10. i love that stencil, and the dresser is amazing! I would love you to come link up at my Paint Party going on now
    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party_26.html
    Hope to see you soon,

    brooke

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  11. Looks great! The stencil add just the right touch. I'm following you via bloglovin. I'm co-hosting a linky party today and would love to have you link up. http://calliescrafts.blogspot.com/2013/06/co-hosting-tgif-link-party-no-2.html

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  12. Hi Gail...the dresser is just beautiful now! Great job!

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  13. What a Beautiful little thing it is now! The stencil was a fun idea, it now has a brand new life, thank to you!

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  14. It came out wonderful. The stencil fit it perfectly! I have a bunch of stencils, but they never seem right for the pieces I paint.

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  15. Wow Gail! That was quite a makeover! I've not heard of using wood glue on something that damaged, what a fix. It's great to know it can be done. I also like the paint and stencil job you did on this piece as well. It doesn't look so pitiful anymore!

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  16. Fantastic update! I love the stencil and the way you finished the top.

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  17. It's not pitiful anymore. That ugly duckling turned into a real swan.

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  18. Very pretty, Gail! I love that it has wheels. Love the new color scheme with the stencil.

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop! : )

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  20. I really like the drawers re-done! That looks so great! I love the green and yellow accents! I just bought this home decor jar and now I think im going to place in on a table like this! I am inspired!

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