Sunday, February 20, 2011

Road Side Find!

After moving into our new house, our first house, I decided that I would love to find an old dresser to go in my bathroom to house linens and all of my hair products as the bathroom does not have a linen closet.

Riding down the road one day in the country we happen upon a house that had been emptied and stuff laying in the front yard.

This piece was ROUGH! Veneer flaking off, just coming off as soon as you touched it. Water damage to the drawer bottoms.

After painstakingly removing all the paint and repair the veneer or remove the veneer in a bunch of places. The drawer fronts needed to be filled in and reglued, but the drawers are dovetailed so that is a plus!

I can seem to find an before picture anywhere. I know I took one, but no clue where it is.

Primed and painted Valspar's Blue Silk.
LURVE the color by itself, but this piece needed more.

Dry brushed DecoArt silver metallic over the entire dresser.
Don't you just love the mess that my drop cloth is. It is actually a shower curtain, and one great thing about it is that it doesn't stick to anything!

Here she is all B.E.A.utiful and blinged with some crystal drawer pulls.

And of course this thing doesn't fit in my bathroom!
Oh well, guess it is time to find something else to work on ;-)




  1. It's fabulous, you did a great job!
    Take care!

  2. Wow! I can only imagine what this thing must have looked like before. You really brought it back to life! Great job. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  3. It really looks great. I hate that it doesn't fit in your bathroom. A shower curtain is a great drop cloth. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Great find, wonderful project! I love the blue and silver, such a nice combo, and the crystal pulls are perfect. Great job!

  5. I love the transformation! You brought it back to life and such a beautiful color and knobs! I never thought of using a shower curtain! Good idea! My drop cloth needs to be replaced and I think I will hit the dollor store!

  6. You found that on the road? Serendipitous! Really beautiful!
    Kate @

  7. Hey this is a beauty. I love the legs. The style, love your paint job! LOL..I just love it. I am now your new follower. Love for you to come join me as well.

    Hope to see ya there :)
    Take care.

  8. What a great piece of furniture! Beautiful job.

  9. isn't that the way? :/ I just had that happen too! It turned out great- you really did a lot of work! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!


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