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!)
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!)
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:
Here it is with more of the context of her room (I think it’s a perfect fit!):
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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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.ReplyDelete
So adorable! It looks perfect!ReplyDelete
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I LOVE how the dresser turned out! Great job and to make money off it too!ReplyDelete
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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. :)ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! I need one exactly like it for my daughters' room. Keep your eyes open for me. :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I just love the base of this dresser. It is all very beautiful.ReplyDelete
That is a gorgeous dresser!!ReplyDelete
Really beautiful...great job!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
That is beautiful...you really turned that ugly duckling into a swan!ReplyDelete
How inspiring!!! I love what you did to the dull, old dresser to give it a fabulous new life!!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Wow, that is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. And it *does* fit perfectly in her room! ((fellow CSI crafter))ReplyDelete
Your dresser transformation is unbelievable! Great job!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my... gorgeousssssss!!!ReplyDelete
I love this!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Is that the same dresser!! It looks a million times better! I love the frsh clean look of the white paint!ReplyDelete
Oh I forgot to say that I'm visiting from Somewhat Simple, and I'd love you to stop by my blog:)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness... that dresser is GORGEOUS!ReplyDelete
The dresser looks great!!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I love the graceful lines! And the paint job is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love your blog and im your new follower.
Great dresser. Is there anything special about the little top drawer? Love it.ReplyDelete
Ok, I just have to tell you...ReplyDelete
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!