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Sunday, April 26, 2009

what was once new...

i had big plans for recycling a dresser, similar to what we had done HERE. but unfortunately, i just couldn't find the right piece of furniture. scratch that.... i couldn't find anything. you would think that months of searching thrift stores & garage stores, i would have found something. but nope - nada. the few things i did find were small & really, really, really over-priced. so, we ended up with something from ikea. the only drawback to our to our nice, new dresser was that it was powder blue.... which doesn't exactly scream little girl. luckily, a can of paint is cheap. so we slopped on the paint (literally, because i don't like things that look perfectly perfect), took some sand paper to it, added a few vintage-esque knobs & viola! we have ourselves a new, old dresser.

18 comments:

Spencer Family said...

Very cute! My mil gave me that same dresser a few years ago and I painted it navy for my sons room. The drawers are deep and slide in and out so smoothly. I love it!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Very cute! IKEA furniture drives me crazy. Make sure you secure that dresser to the wall, woman!

Mrs. Heather said...

love it. well done!

Lene said...

So cute...I like how the blue still shines through.

Stephanie said...

Looks great!

the hogan's said...

So cute. I might need you to do a tutorial on how to paint furniture. I have a hutch from Al's parents that I really want to paint black to match our table but I don't know how!

Shannon said...

super cute... the sanding gave it a very nice look!

Chelsey said...

Love it! Love the color, love the distressing... turned out SO cute.

the mama monster said...

darling. where did you get the knobs?

Travelin'Oma said...

This is a darling way to create an antique. I bet the new owner is getting anxious to check out her cute stuff.

The Shabby Princess said...

Ohh, I love it!!

Heidi said...

I had the same problem could find anything but i finally scored a sweet dresser for really cheap. The paint job looks great!

jen said...

i love it! i too have that same dresser, it is awesome, the size is perfect. you did a great job!

Cassie Bogart said...

Looks awesome Kelly! Is there anything you can't do???

Klay Kisses said...

Really nice Kelly! I had to re-do an old sewing machine cabinet. It did not have the machine, but I made it look nice. I think!? I will have to post it on my blog sometime. Love your blog!

Sharlene said...

Wow. Aren't you talented?

Chloe said...

WOW! I love it! That turned out really really good for being Ikea! It totally looks vintage!

Chel said...

Seriously?! wow! I love it! Job well done! Do you recall how much the dresser was? Did you just use a flat basic paint... or what? It's great!