Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dresser Makeover

I'm back!

I know I haven't posted anything in a very long time, but I have been very busy lately. I have been working a lot and have been taking a few classes to enhance my crafting abilities. I really have missed blogging and I am sorry for my little hiatus, but I am back with full force and ready to share what I have been crafting while away!

For my first post back, I am pumped to share my first furniture make over!

Since I have been crafting a lot, I have been accumulating a lot of crafty stuff and it doesn't really have a home. Actually, my craft stuff does, sort of, have a home but it has become a very messy and unorganized home. Let me show you:

Oh yeah, it's that bad. Chris has started to call it my "hoarder corner". I hate having my stuff unorganized because I have no idea what I have anymore. Plus, I love to keep an organized home. So, I decided I need a new piece of furniture to store all of my crafty things in (we weren't using that t.v. anyway). 

We are a bit tight on money now, so I didn't want to buy something brand new. Plus, I really wanted the chance to re-make a piece of furniture. This lead me to Goodwill where I found this beauty:

Right when I saw it I fell in love! It was exactly what I was looking for.

I bought it and took it straight to my parents house. I still live near my parents and they were happy to have me work on it there. (I think they were happy to know I would be spending lots of time there till it was done!)

First I sanded it down, which took forever! My mom laughed at me the whole time saying "I knew it would take forever". She has done this a few times herself.

Anyway, once it was sanded I bought primer and paint. I choose an Antique White for the color. I wanted white but not a BAM!, in your face white.

My mom ended up painting the whole thing for me. It turned out she couldn't wait to paint it once I got the whole thing sanded. She said painting is therapeutic for her... I was fine with this; I just wanted it finished!

She painted one coat of primer and three coats of paint. After each layer she called me and raved about how good it was looking.

In the paint process.

I bought some new knobs and put it all together. It looks fabulous! My mom is a great painter and she did an excellent job!

I couldn't wait to get it home and put all of my craft stuff in it!

Let me remind you of my hoarder corner:

Just terrible.

But now the space looks beautiful with the re-made dresser!

It's just screaming "Come, let's craft!" I love it!

Even though it did take a lot of work and my mom did all of the painting (which is the fun part!), I still enjoyed this dresser makeover and I look forward to giving more furniture makeovers in the future.


  1. Awesome transformation! I would love for you to link up to my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. wow, i like it ! how much was the dresser ? i never find good stuff like that at our goodwill stores. beautiful job !!

    ~ jackie

    p.s. you should remove the captcha. such a comment-deterrent =/

  3. Gorgeous! Love that the dresser has one side for your TV. smiles.

  4. That looks great! What a wonderful first makeover! Nice job - you will never want to stop making things over now :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    STacey of Embracing Change

  5. That really does look great! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters