Monday, August 15, 2016

Yard Sale Dresser Gets A Makeover

Don't you just love yard sales?  

Someone else's junk/trash can become your treasure...

I recently bought this dresser at a yard sale.
I was drawn to the simplicity of it, with just a bit of  scallop on the bottom.

It is made of solid wood...not that corrugated stuff that falls apart from my teen stuffing the drawers full ;-)

It has 6 drawers...lots of space for all her stuff.

Overall, I must confess this piece was in good shape.

The finish was a little rough, but nothing that a little paint couldn't fix.

This project shows that a little paint can make a world of difference in a piece's appearance.

I chose chalk paint...mainly because I don't like to do a lot of prep work.

But also because I already had some white chalk paint on hand from my mudroom farmhouse bench makeover.

No sanding was needed, just a wipe down to clean it up.

I used Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk paint all over the piece.
Take a look at the coverage after just starting.

I ended up doing 2 light coats on this dresser.

Doesn't she look beautiful?

It's a classic white dresser that will never go out of style.

The best news?
Combining the price of the dresser and the paint was still a lot cheaper than a brand new piece!


  1. It turned out great! It's style is so classic and yet so now. Great job! Pat

  2. Looks good. It's great when you can find those quality pieces for a good price.


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