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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Part 2 of "Holy Crap, I can't believe I did that..."

Here is the other dresser that I've been slaving over recently.

Here she is before I started work on her. A little worse for the wear... There were thumbtacks embedded and gashes and mismatched hardware.. .It was a nightmare. So I conveniently bargained down to $12 for this beauty at my local thriftstore. I had them convinced I was doing THEM a favor by taking this gal off of their hands. I'm sure you can all imagine Kevan's reaction when I asked him to unload this from my car. There might have been some dirty looks. There also might have been some questioning of my sanity and some choice words.

And here we go all finished sitting in my bedroom. It fits in that corner like it was built to go there. I have a couple of ideas of what's going on the wall above it. So that won't stay empty for long.

I finally put knobs on this beauty yesterday. And while I love the knobs, I think that these are getting returned. The problem is that without realizing it I purchased three completely different styles and finishes for the knobs/pulls on the three dressers for the bedroom. But for now, it absolutely works.

So there you go!! A sneak peak into the soon to be finished master bedroom, but more importantly two dressers that I've put so much work into lately. I love looking at a piece that I've refinished and clearly seeing my hard work paying off. It's that "Holy Crap, I can't believe I did that..." that just makes me swoon.Especially when I can do it for under $25!!

I'd love to hear your comments about this dresser. I can't nag Kevan to finish my headboard until he finishes the kitchen cabinets. Man, my husband works harder than I do!! Poor Guy. But hopefully soon I can show off the stunning bedroom that I've been working on.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing the most amazing Cranberry Pork recipe and showing how I turned the most atrocious brass and crystal chandelier into the most perfect princess room accessory.

I'd love to see some pieces that you have all done!

Thanks so much for looking.

I'm linking this to Reinvented: Trash to Treasure Tuesday 
and Beyond the Picket Fence:Under$100 Linky Day


Jennifer Juniper said...

It really turned out great! If I hadn't seen the before pic I never would have believed it!

Erika said...

No kidding! I agree with Jennifer...amazing transformation.

I wanna be follow friends with you
;) Great job.

Becky said...

That looks amazing! Great work!

Jennifer said...

I have a pretty banged up piece myself that I want to re-do. Yours looks amazing, how did you do it?

Lost In Tarnation said...

Thanks everyone!

Jennifer, it's actually a lot easier than it seems. It just involves sanding or using liquid sandpaper, priming, painting and sealing.

I have a coffee table that I picked up for $9.99 at the thrift store last weekend that I'll be redoing this coming weekend. I'll post a step-by-step on that to walk you through it.

I really think that it's absolutely worth taking the time to refinish a piece rather than buy a new one (if you have the time that is) because furniture today just isn't made of the same quality!

Ronnie said...

Beautiful job. I agree, way better than new!

Desiree said...

Love it! It looks like some of the things I've dragged home. :-P
Great job, it turned out so well.

Jennifer said...

Great! I'll watch for the step-by-step tutorial on your dresser! Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

*I mean on your coffee table :)*

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

First off--I love the name of your blog--very original. The dresser redo is so wonderful, what an amazing transformation. Thanks for linking up!

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