Monday, October 24, 2011

The Adventures Continue....

This is what Mark talked me into buying last week at an estate sale. Can you believe it? Never did I imagine that particular sentence coming out of my mouth. Mark is a minimalist at heart, and I think he inwardly cringes each time I head out the door to a garage sale...wondering what I'll come home to clutter up the garage with next. BUT, this time he saw more potential than I did in this little dresser set. It was very sturdy and well made with dove tail drawer connections. The drawers were clean and deep, and you don't see that very often. "I'd like to see what you can do with it," is what he said. So, feeling all kinds of encouragement, I went home and started sanding...

And......this is the end result. Not quite END, because I still need to sand and stain the mirror that goes on the long short guy, but I couldn't wait to get these pictures up. I'm quite amazed at the transformation.

I really liked the original hardware. It was very UNIQUE, just the wrong color, so I primed and painted it with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.

I was surprised at how easy the original finish sanded off...and it turned out so beautiful with just a stain on top. I almost wish I had just stained the whole thing, but there's NO WAY I'm sanding it all again! The blue grey is a nice contrast anyway. I'm just loving grey lately!

And this set is for sale!
I will sell them separately or together.

Tall four drawer dresser $140.00 SOLD
Six drawer dresser $160.00 SOLD


  1. How I wish we were neighbors!! You are an expert at what we want to do to a garage sale find here.... I'm so excited that I found your blog! :)

  2. Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I certainly don't hold back, do I? LOL! Even though the buffet was a lot of work, I think I love it more-so because of all the effort that went into it. Your stuff on the other hand is FANTASTIC! WOW! I love these two pieces and your buffet --- JEALOUS! And don't even get me started on the dresser with the prim star knobs! :) I'm most definitely following you! You have inspired ME! :)

  3. Beautiful transformation! Love the stained top and painted base.


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