Thrift Store Dresser Transformation

 Who doesn’t love a good find at a thrift store?  Well, I feel I had a great find.  Here is the beauty I picked up.  It is proof that good things come to those who wait.  I have been on the look-out for a dresser with curves like this one since last year.


Dresser before

This dresser was built very well and even came with a huge mirror.  The price was right at only $35 at the Salvation Army store, and I was bummed since I had a $7 coupon at home.  (Whomp, whomp).  Oh well –  next time.  I loved the look of this dresser, and I still needed one for our second guest room.



I selected a very soft blue with a touch of green in it by Valspar.  It is Lake Breeze.




Here is a side view.  I just love the curves on this dresser.  I wanted to match the color of a similar dresser turned buffet that I saw last year at the home of my brother‘s girlfriend.  That was my inspiration.



Dresser drawer

Here is a close up of the color.  Josie emailed a photo so I could match the finish as closely as possible..  Her dresser had a glaze, and my dresser needed something more.  I found the right glaze at Home Depot.


Decorative Glaze

 A little went a LONG way.  I will own this glaze for life.



Dresser with glaze

I didn’t want too much of an intense glazed look.  I applied a small amount with a sponge brush, and  then I took cheese cloth and wiped off the extra amount.  You can add more as needed.



No gloves

If you decide to do this, remember to wear gloves.  My hands were covered, and this is what they looked like after scrubbing.



 I kept the original handles and sprayed them white to add some pop to the dresser.  Josie’s dresser had white pulls.  I love the look.



Dresser after

I am thrilled with the finished project.  Slowly our guest room is getting furniture and coming together. Have you had any good furniture finds lately?

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  1. says

    What a great price and an awesome transformation! Our thrift stores in north Texas don’t have much furniture and what I find is junky and overpriced! I paid $200 for something similar on craigslist – but it was worth it!

  2. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    What a beautiful makeover you did here…love the color. Hop over and share it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party…at $35…it’s an awesome deal.