Sunday, August 8, 2010

Garage sale chest of drawers

Each time I paint a piece of furniture it becomes my new favorite thing.  Here is my current new favorite:

The new knobs (from Hobby Lobby) cost more than the dresser did.  I did get them for less than $2 each though (50% off).

Here is why it was so cheap, it was old, rustic, and had probably been in someone's barn judging by how dirty and how many cobwebs I had to clean off it.  And it was painted a barn red too.

I'd already taken the old knobs off and started cleaning it by this point.

After a coat of my favorite paint / primer in one (that I also used on my kitchen cabinets).

This new piece of furniture goes in place of this old shelf which had all my craft and scrapbooking supplies, and while it was kind of organized, it was cluttered and didn't look so great.

and NOW.  I still have the blue filing cabinet, but I managed to hide it in the picture by putting my desk chair in front of it.  It is painted "china white" (Benjamin moore paint)

and I moved the futon in here too, so now we have a comfortable place to read

how it looks from the front living room.  Love this light fixture since I painted it.

my shelf even got organized with some of my owl collection and other favorite things

my other white chairs and table are now here:

I go back to work on August 16th so my summer adventures of painting furniture, garage sale and antique shopping are almost over.
But at least my house is pretty organized for now.

Linking again to Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality.

And the Power of Paint party at Domestically Speaking.


Bonnie said...

I love it! It turned out so great! I also love the black and white piece above it. Did you make it or purchase it?

Ashley said...

That turned out beautiful! Love the knobs!

Pam said...

Those knobs make that piece. What is it with the brown paint. I have seen quite a few dressers painted that color - must have been a 1960's thing.

BTW, I love the chandelier. I have been looking for one and have always breezed past the brass ones on Craigslist thinking they were ugly, but your's turned out great with spraypaint. I'll have to try that.

GoodyGirlRed said...

Okay, now I need to paint my daughter's bedroom furniture white. I have been hedging, but now it's decided. I love what you've done, very cool for sure!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Great transformations. Every thing looks beautiful. ~~Sherry~~

BB said...

I like the fact that you dont distress things to the point of just plain looking icky., they look naturally worn..which is much better than looking distressed on purpose...

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So cute. You did a lovely job painting it and it makes a huge difference. The knobs are great too. I love the skinny legs on it.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a wonderful transformation! Love your blog, thanks so much for your visit!
Take care
Kristin said...

great job on the chest of drawers! it looks fabulous next to the desk.
thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.


Rene said...

I can see why each paint you paint becomes your new favorite. Everything looks great and I heart your owl collection.


BTW, thanks for the floor love :)

decdiva1 said...

looks great and it does look better than the shelves, i'm just ga-ga for a vintage dresser!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a great room! I love the *new* dresser. Those knobs really make the piece. :) Thanks for the visit today!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the dresser transformation & those knobs are SO CUTE... I'm putting your dresser in the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday.

Jen said...

Love the transformation!
I'm a new follower!

The Pennington Point said...

Wow you've got some great pieces there! I'm a Texas girl too. Lisa~