Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dresser Makeover

I have been searching for a dresser for Landon for a while now. I have been using a tiny, and I mean tiny little dresser for the past year and a half. It is a nightmare because Landon has been given more clothes than he can possible wear. The tiny dresser had served it purpose, but had to go.
I didn't want to spend very much money so I thought about garage sales. A friend of mine was having one and said she had two dressers for sale. Bingo! it was cheap and solid wood. I decided to sand that sucker down, paint it and get new knobs and handles. It took a bit of sanding, but wasn't too bad. I was able to get it done in one day(with breaks because my back has been out and I couldn't work like I normally do).
Dresser - $15.00
Knobs- $22.50

Paint - $12.00

Sand paper- $3.50

Grand Total-$53.00

For that price I couldn't get something like this...

Even my hubby was impressed with the transformation! Go check out A Soft Place to Land for more DIY ideas.

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16 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE RED! Great job Maria..that looks fabulous. Looks like it just came out of an expensive show room. Gotta love that.

Kristin said...

Fantastic!

fiberdoodles said...

What a great job! I love the red ~ it's my favorite color ;)

Sharon

nikkicrumpet said...

GREAT job...not only did you save a lot of money...but you did it yourself! You should be tickled pink....errrr...RED!

Boyd Family said...

Nothing like an old solid wood dresser. That will last you guys forever and it looks GREAT!! Maybe I should have you come up here and help me with my kids' rooms!

Tami said...

Very nice! I also love red.

edeenut said...

that is a great after dresser! I like red too.

Gina said...

It looks great--I love the red! I've just started painting furniture, too, and it is so amazing to me how clean and crisp "old" things look after a fresh coat of paint. I don't think I can ever buy "new" again!

Here from DIY Day--thanks for sharing!

jskell911 said...

That came out great! Nice job

Becky said...

GREAT shade of red for a little boy. And you have to love a bargain that costs less than the knobs to finish it. You did a great job.

Delightful Dwelling said...

Great job, I love the red!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great dresser transformation, I love the red and the knobs are fabulous! You did a wonderful job! Bravo!

Tina

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Love it in red! Great job!

claudie said...

Would match my decor to a "T".
Love it. One of my fav colors.
Happy MM Maria
Love Claudie
xo

marty39 said...

Love, love, love the red and the new knobs are perfect. What a great transformation. Hugs, Marty

Grits414 said...

Love the red!!! Great job!