Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun and Frolic

I couldn't wait to get my kids to bed tonight so I could blog about this fun transformation! I was late to an incredible estate sale, and as I went through the main floor of the house all the good stuff was gone or SOLD, but as I wandered down into the basement I saw this old dresser. It was missing the top drawer, (hence the reason it was still available,) and it was this horrible rose color....but can't you see the possibilities? I did. And those chubby little feet just spoke to home it came.

It spent a wild and crazy two days as a green dresser...(my mom would call it "@*!# brindle green.") It was an experiment with mistint paint that I regreted. But you can see in this picture the box that we (by "we" I mean my husband:) made to form a shelf where the top drawer would have been.

And THIS is the finished dresser slash media console! Looks sharp, huh? "We" cut a hole in the back for cords to dvd or blue ray players to go through, and upgraded the pulls. I love the gray and black. Gives it a sharp masculine feel.

I left all the imperfections, nicks and gouges, that were in it to begin with. I like the character they bring. And it makes it "kid friendly" right?

Mark even likes it, so I can consider it a success! Tell me what YOU think!
And this one is FOR SALE!
$150.00 SOLD

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Turquoise Dresser Before and After....

I bought this dresser from a dear friend of mine when she was moving into an assisted living home. It was old but in great shape and it was in desperate need of some color.

So out came the turquoise! (My personal favorite.)

When I sanded it, I really liked the contrast of the wood and the turquoise so I decided to leave the handles as they were. I love the contrast!