Thursday, March 3, 2011

French Dresser Makeover

After the accident and car shopping stress it has been nice to settle back into life and refocus on some projects that I have been meaning to get to.

I started with this dresser I found at Value Village.



It was a little more than I usually spend on my projects...I know I am a cheapo when it comes to furniture makeovers...but I had a plan so I bought it.  I have seen these dressers everywhere.  They must have been best sellers 30 years ago.

 I started by priming the whole piece.  It had a weird yellow finish to it previously.  It also looked like someone had started priming it and then gave up.  After it was primed and sanded I painted it with Behr Swiss Coffee, it is a creamy white.  I decided to paint the top a darker color, Behr Dark Cavern, a deep brown/black tone.




The drawer pulls are my favorite part of the makeover.



I found them for $2.99 each at a antique/ home decor shop. I thought the fleur-de-lis complimented the shape and curves of the dresser.  The drawers original pulls took two screws so I first had to fill in the previous holes and drill new ones.






 Overall I like the way it turned out.  I am thinking I will use it as a sideboard in my dining area, I can always use more storage!

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25 comments:

  1. Its beautiful! Great transformation. What a bargain you came home with! Love the hardware too!

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  2. That is so, so pretty, Nicole! Love those pulls!

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  3. What a beautiful job you did! I love the fleur de lis drawer pulls, they make the dresser unique!

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  4. Nicole, your dresser turned out great and I think you got a good price. I have been on the look out for some french pieces but you got the deal! I am your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by when you are blog hopping!

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  5. Hey there! Found you from My Romantic Home blog, this looks GREAT! I got one KINDA similar, but waaay more than you paid! So good score!

    You can see it over here-
    http://www.craigslistqueen.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks great and it would make a lovely sideboard! I love how you painted the top!

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  7. Love it and those drawer pulls make the whole thing come together. Great Find!!

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  8. Turned out great! love the drawer pulls!

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  9. Awesome. And I agree, the drawer pulls are awesome. Good idea to use in the dining room. All those cloth napkins and candles need a place.

    New follower from Fingerprints on the Fridge.

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  10. Ohhhhh, Fabulous transformation! I adore the knobs, too cute!
    Excellent job.
    Hugs,
    olivia

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  11. Hi! Thanks for the support and nice words on my blog. You said you didn't know if you could put your redo furniture out in a antique mall to sell?? Your dresser is BEAUTIFUL!!!! My side table was a first redo for me...I thought what the heck...ya know...go for it!!! Thanks a lot, Linda

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  12. Very pretty! Love the hardware..it's perfect!

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  13. Caught your link on Chic on a Shoestring..love the Fleur de lis pulls..also really like your mirror above the sideboard, where did you find that?

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  14. @Courtana
    Thanks so much! I made the mirror. It was really simple and best of all cheap! I will be posting a tutorial soon.

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  15. Hi Nicole! Visiting from the Weekend Wrap Up Party ~ I love these dresses and am hoping to find one myself. I think yours turned out fabulously and I love the painted bottom and stained top look! I also love fleurs so your new hardware really caught my eye. I think they make a great storage piece in any room ~ enjoy it!

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  16. What a great find. It turned out lovely.

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  17. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff and am so glad to be here! You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with dresser - I love the dark wood contrast with the white!! :-)

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  18. I LOVE your dresser! You did an amazing job on it!!! I'm your newest follower... love your ideas!

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  19. Wow I love this and the desk you did to match. saw the desk at Miss Mustard Seed. I love those dresser pulls. Going to have to keep a look out for them!
    cheers Fiona
    http://lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Okay where is this antique/home decor shop...I must know!

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  21. I want that dresser; well, the hardware, that is. Those handles just 'make' the piece. Well done. So, come link it up at our party, at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

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