Nov 6, 2009

Dresser Before & After

Unbelievable After...





Ugly Smelly Before...





I will need new handles but for now this will have to do...





I have not had a lot of time to work on this so it took me a while to finish. I painted the drawers white and the whole dresser is Olympic High Gloss in Cranberry. I am on a hunt for new handles but for now I sprayed them with Valspar Metallic in Aluminum.

I love how it turned out. It is now one of my favorite things in my house.

I definitely could not imagine this dresser ever looking this good. It smelled so FUNKY after getting it free on Craigslist. I sanded and primed it with Kilz after heavily cleaning it.

I am so excited to put this in my guest room tomorrow!

10 comments:

Sage Mommy said...

I love the color. I think glass knobs would be so pretty in the middle. You did a great job painting...love the toy storage too.

LG said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Great job and great choices on color and where to accent!

Anna See said...

what an incredibly fun piece of furniture! great job!

scribbled sentences said...

Your dresser looks great!!! I'm headed to the Goodwill this afternoon to see if I can find anything that's in need of a facelift!!! Feel free to stop by my blog scribbledsentence.blogspot.com. I can't wait to explore the rest of yours!!

Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com said...

I love your pink dresser! How darling is that!!! Two thumbs up from me. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Thanks for visiting all things thrifty.

penny said...

I love how this turned out!! makes me wish I didn't get rid of my father-in-law's ugly dressers now! But how did you get rid of the stink?? I've still got their china hutch and want to paint it to update it but can't get rid of the musty, smokey smell!!!

Janet said...

Penny - To answer your question I seriously scrubbed this dresser down inside and out. Than I painted with Kilz primer it seals out yucky smells. I painted every corner of this dresser.

Remodelaholic said...

That is absolutely AWESOME! I love how you kept the quadfoils white!

Look great!

Remodelaholic said...

Whoops I meant to say Quadrafoils... at least I think that is what they are called!

Jane said...

What a cool dresser! And of course I love that Quatrefoil design! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous...and I followed! :)

Jane
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