Thrift Store Dresser Transformation, Revisited

We hope you had a great long week-end.  I was caught in the middle of two huge thunderstorms while riding my bicycle with Mr. Right on Saturday.  We were in the country and had to make a dash for shelter.  Not fun….  Since it is the beginning of the month, we wanted to revisit one of our favorite posts from last September.  I have to tell you that this furniture project by Jordan is one of my all-time favorites.  She fashioned it after a dresser that future family member Josie owns.  She’ll tell you how she did it.

 

 

Dresser after

 

 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.

 

 

Dresser

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

 

 

 

Dresser

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.

 

 

Dresser

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

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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