Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trash to Treasure Dresser

Oldie but goodie!  Sharing this post in the first Twice Owned Tuesday party at House of Grace!

Inspiration for my latest project came from the picture of this kitchen island.  While we didn't need an island (we've currently repurposed our baby changer as an island), it did provide an idea for this latest trash to treasure find - a black, upright dresser. 

I started by painting the red "lip" attached to the third drawer black.  I didn't even think to match the finishes of my paint and the dresser.  I used a black paint with satin finish I already had on hand, but the dresser is more glossy.  Ooops! 

Next, I traced the template of the floral design onto the dresser.  You can find a copy of the template here.  I wasn't able to get all the template, so I freehanded the middle portion.

Note - Before you tape your template onto the dresser, don't put anything in the drawers you might need later.  Like your paint...hehe!

Now here's the dresser all dolled up!  I painted the floral design in Deep Turquoise (Laura Ashley Home).  It's such a lovely color especially with the Caribbean Sunset walls of our family room. 

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  1. You are one talented lady! WOW!

  2. Beautiful! Now that is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That looks great! Love that pattern, thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh girl...you will LOVE the ReStore....go often because inventory changes each week!! I got a NEW 5 ft. mirror for TWENTY DOLLARS!!! I have it propped against the wall awaiting to be vintagized and then we will HANG IT!!! I will be using an old door for a desk....just have to find the chunky legs which is why I keep going back to ReStore! Love your dresser...and the BLUE? LOVE IT!!!

  5. Great job!!! Thanks for linking up!!