23.7.12

Caster Wheeled Dresser

We currently have four dressers, one night stand, a kitchen table, six chairs, and an armorie taking over our dinning room. It feels beyond cluttered and looks a little overwhelming. We finally finished two dressers this past weekend so hopefully some of it will be gone soon so that we can get back to a somewhat normal house.

This dresser was a monster. We bought it off of Craigslist from a strange woman that felt the need to tell us every detail of her life... strange. It was originally lime green sponge painted, with globs of extra paint everywhere, with chipped veneer coming off all over. I thought I loved the dresser enough that all the work would be worth it, but once we got it home I was so overwhelmed we just stared at it for about three weeks. 

We Jed finally broke down and decided that we better start. 
1. He started by wood putting all the areas that were missing veneer and letting it dry overnight.
2. He then sanded the dresser about 7 times to get the paint even. 
2. While doing that he realized the top of the dresser was loose, so we wood glued and clamped it back together.
4. We painted the dresser with Annie Sloan Antique White chalk paint. It was my first time using Annie Sloan's paint and was so excited to try it out. I personally think I need A LOT more practice using it, but initially am very  please with the turnout. I love the texture it gave the dresser and the matted look. Because this dresser was in such bad shape we ended up having to give it three coats of paint.

5. We were able to use the existing hardware, which I think gives it a great antique look to go along with the original caster wheels.

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Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Loved how your dresser turned out, especially love the style of.
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Michelle @ Creative-Outbursts said...

Thanks for your visit and I LOVE this chest of drawers!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, wow! What a transformation! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you join in the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Golden Sycamore said...

Oh my goodness, girl! You SAVED that piece! That was a tragic before pic!! It is so beautiful now! Oh, and I love your post with all the instagram pics! So cute! New follower! :)

Judy said...

Wow...that's quite a transformation. It looks great. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign. (BTW you should take off word verification...you'll get way more comments)

Nancy @ Life: Designed said...

What an awesome makeover! It's before state is just so terrible. Why would anyone do that to a beautiful dresser?!? Haha. You did it justice! And I love that you kept the original hardware and casters! Awesome! I'm your newest follower!

NeeCee said...

Wow, you did an amazing transformation on this dresser! Kudo's on a job well done. You have great vision.....just joined your blog...would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com Have a wonderful evening, NeeCee

Kathy Moody said...

Wow, you did an amazing job!! It looks beautiful. Your newest follower from the newbie party. :)

I love your blog, too!!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Great transformation! It looks so clean and crisp now. Plus, I'm a sucker for furniture on wheels. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your encouraging comment. I'm now following you, too!

Have a great weekend!

Angela

Peggy Jean said...
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Claiming Our Space said...

Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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NeeCee said...

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fari said...

I think before painting carping and sanding on all wood surfaces to more finishing. Auckland painters

randomlou55 said...

I think it's nice that the dresser has casters and wheels. That makes it so easy to move when you need to, instead of dragging a heavy dresser across the room.

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