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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Daughter’s New (Old) Dresser

Some of you might remember this fabulous, very OLD dresser that I picked up from Goodwill several weeks ago for $40 (that’s definitely in my upper spending echalons, but this baby was too charming to pass up!)

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I knew I could make some moolah selling it, but in my heart of hearts, I knew I was going to paint it white and keep it for my daughter’s room.    A woman came by to purchase the sofa table I did several weeks ago, and asked if I had any dressers.  I hesitantly showed her this one, which I hadn’t started yet.  She asked if I had any smaller ones.  I happily said, “Well, I was hoping to do this dresser for my daughter’s room.  Would you like to see the dresser she has in there now?”  I showed her the little dresser, and she bought it for $60, as is (I didn’t even have to take a paint brush to it!)

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So I got a dresser for in there that I LOVE, it’s bigger,better, more charming, AND I made money on the exchange!  Things have worked out in this very fortuitous way for me in other exchanges of items for my home, where practically everything is a twice-loved, second-hand project of some sort.  I’m on a constant quest to find the best, most perfect fit for us for the very least amount possible, and upgrade for (at least) free.  :)  I’ll show you a few more of those upgrades in another post, but right now, here’s the finished dresser, in all her white loveliness:

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Here it is with more of the context of her room (I think it’s a perfect fit!):

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The dragonfly etched mirror that was above the old dresser was too big to work over the new dresser, so I moved it over a little white desk that’s just to the left of her play kitchen there, so that now works as a little vanity.

I’m sharing this project over at the Yard Sale/Tag Sale Challenge at The CSI Project.

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LOTS more projects in the hopper and coming very soon!  I’ve been a busy girl, and with Cara’s help, we’re cranking them out!  :)
 

 

Linking to:

Domestically Speaking, Bobbypins Boardwalk, My Backyard Eden, Somewhat Simple, Shabby Nest

37 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous piece! It looks like it weighs a ton but once you get it into it's place, it always feels so worthwhile. Lovely.

    XO
    Lenore

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  2. So adorable! It looks perfect!
    visiting from the csi project

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  3. I LOVE how the dresser turned out! Great job and to make money off it too!
    Visiting via CSI project!

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  4. that dresser is simply GORGEOUS! i love it- it adds a touch of sophisticaton to her room. great job! so glad that lady didn't snatch it from you. :)

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  5. It's beautiful! I need one exactly like it for my daughters' room. Keep your eyes open for me. :-)

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  6. Ann Marie it turned out gorgoues!! I just love it and you're right, it is the perfect fit in your daughter's room. Great job!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL!! I've actually done quite the same thing.. bought something that I was suppose to sell but ended up keeping it and selling MY stuff instead! LOL You definitely made a great deal. It turned out wonderful.
    Lisa

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  8. I just love the base of this dresser. It is all very beautiful.

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  9. That is a gorgeous dresser!!

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  10. What an awesome find! That single smaller drawer on top is too cool. I've never seen anything like it before. I think I'm in love!

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  11. That is beautiful...you really turned that ugly duckling into a swan!

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  12. How inspiring!!! I love what you did to the dull, old dresser to give it a fabulous new life!!!

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  13. It's beatiful! Your success in finding treasures in the rough inspires me to keep hunting for the perfect fit for our home too. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Stunning. Stuh-ning!!! I was scrolling up and down a million times because I just couldn't believe it was the same dresser. Absolutely lovely. You have a gift!

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  15. i have a question about this peice as well as the sofa table. The paint re do looks so good! Are you using an air sprayer, spray paint, or how are do you achieve such a finish?

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  16. awesome- you made your money back and got to keep this delightful treasure! it looks fantastic! i generally don't like to pay more than $25-30 for a dresser, but for this one i would have too! i too paint and makeover furniture as a biz. nice to meet a kindred spirit! stop by for a visit if you get a chance @ cottageromance.blogsplot.com thanks!

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  17. It is beautiful, Ann Marie. It kind of reminds me of one that I just did for our guest room. I'll be posting pics of that room soon. You did a great job. Do you advertise your items on Craig's list when you decide to paint and sell them?

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  18. Gorgeous. And it *does* fit perfectly in her room! ((fellow CSI crafter))

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  19. Your dresser transformation is unbelievable! Great job!!!

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  20. Wow!!! Is that the same dresser!! It looks a million times better! I love the frsh clean look of the white paint!

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  21. Oh I forgot to say that I'm visiting from Somewhat Simple, and I'd love you to stop by my blog:)
    justsewsassy.com

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  22. Looks beautiful in the white! Perfect for your daughter's room. Really nice job you did with it! That's a great dresser. I have not seen anything like that at our Goodwill. You lucked out with that find.

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  23. You're so sweet for saying such kind things about my daybed and me...thank you so much for your encouragement! And this dresser is FAB!!! I love that you just subtly distressed the details...very beautiful and how special for your daughter...it will mean so very much to her! -shaunna :)

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I love the graceful lines! And the paint job is gorgeous!!

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  25. Beautiful! I'm heading outside to use my paint sprayer on a very similar dresser. Its missing the bottom drawer so its my practice piece...I haven't done anything with drawers yet.
    Love your blog and im your new follower.
    Londen

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  26. Great dresser. Is there anything special about the little top drawer? Love it.

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  27. Ok, I just have to tell you...

    I call my daughter Bugga Boo, Buggie Boo, or just Boo Aaaand HER name is Audrey! :)

    Thought that was too funny not to share!

    Love your stuff, love your blog! Ok, carry on!

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