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dresser reveal

So after showing you the magic hole-filling product yesterday, I left you hanging.

You ready for the “after?” I know, it usually comes last but I feel like mixing it up today!

Here’s a quick re-cap .

$39.99 Salvation Army Dresser from my garage.

Removed hardware, filled holes with this magic hole filler! As you can see in the after photo, there isn’t any visible evidence that the holes have been patched. This product is the bomb!

Sanded and stained the top with MinWax Dark Walnut…I know they make other shades but I love this one so I use it on just about any piece that is stained.

Primed and painted the body of the dresser with Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White.

Drilled some holes so that I could add the new pulls and knobs. The hardware looks black, but it is actually an antique brass finish.

I think it looks fresh and much more current.ย I was planning on selling this one but I think it’s a keeper. ๐Ÿ™‚

Edited to say, it’s sold. One of my bestest customers bought it based on the sneak peek photo.

Don’t yellow tulips just make you smile?

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.

I’m off the the eye doctor because the only “perfect” part of my body (my vision) is not what it used to be.ย Apparently that has gone downhill like everything else after hitting the big 4-0.

Oh, how I mercilessly teased my mother for having to pull everything three feet away from her eyes when she read. I told her she needed longer arms. ย My 20-something self thought it was hilarious.

My forty-something self??? Um…not so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Partying here:
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  1. Love the dresser. It’s truly gorgeous!

    I did the same thing with my mother when she started reading labels from a distance of 4 feet ….man Im getting pay back now. I just went and got new glasses for the exact same reaon. And dont worry Ive already apologised to my mother!

    March 9, 2011
  2. Mel #

    Sold already! no wonder, it’s fantastic.

    So it’s google chrome that is the issue in trying to leave a comment here. I am able to leave a comment using IE. Maybe you could look at the faq in wordpress to see if there is a work around; I’m sure there are others that are experiencing the same problem, but just haven’t said anything (’cause they can’t ha ha).

    March 9, 2011
  3. Love the dresser! I especially love that the top is stained. Just a classy look! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Got a question…have you painted / transformed any of those French Provincial little girl’s dressers or desks? We had some passed down to us and it just isn’t working. What do you suggest?

    PS…I breathed a sigh of relief that I passed my eye exam this year, although, the doctor did say a pair of dime-store ‘readers’ might be in my near future. Good luck today. Happy Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 9, 2011
    • Larri, I would be sure to use a good primer and then paint as normal. What have you tried?

      March 9, 2011
      • Haven’t tried yet, Susan. I’m scared of messing it up! ๐Ÿ˜›

        Do you consider KILZ a good primer? Should I roll it, brush it, or spray it?

        March 9, 2011
      • I love Kilz. You can use Kilz spray primer. It leaves a bit of a rough texture. Sand it with a fine grit sponge sander by hand. And then wipe off all of the residue with a damp paper towel or tack cloth. I always roll furniture. Use good quality roller for a smooth finish. Ditto for good quality paint. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

        March 9, 2011
  4. jacqueline buckman #

    another great piece; LOVE the furniture and the yellow tulips, too!! i so enjoy ur posts:)

    March 9, 2011
  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. #

    Really beautiful dresser and that hardware is awesome!

    March 9, 2011
  6. you continually blow me away- this piece is gorgeous! nuff said!

    March 9, 2011
  7. Ashley #

    I love this piece! I am new to your site and can’t get enough. My husband and I just bought a house and are planning on refinishing some of our furniture for the new place. I’ve never tried before, so it makes me a little nervous.

    What type of sander do you use? & what grit? Also, do you use spray paint or paint by hand? I see so many different options but don’t know which is best. I’m also not sure when to prime or when to skip it.

    All of your re-do’s are amazing!

    March 9, 2011
    • Hi Ashley, I will email you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 9, 2011
      • Ashley #

        Thanks so much. I definitely appreciate the advice/ help!

        March 12, 2011
  8. Ginna #

    Love it! That fix-it stick sounds great – could you use it to repair places where wood has chipped away on the top or back of a piece too to even things up?

    March 9, 2011
    • Absolutely. The lady at Home Depot that helped me said she used it to repair a broken sculpture with a huge chunk missing!

      March 9, 2011
  9. B-e-a-utiful! Great job, it looks fantastic!

    March 9, 2011
  10. I love the look of the dark stain with white. Looks gorgeous!

    I must look for a Fix-It-Stick It will save time when a piece is missing a pull.

    March 9, 2011
  11. Wow! I love it! Of course, I love every transformation you post. ๐Ÿ™‚ The pulls are my favorite part.

    March 9, 2011
  12. Debbie #

    Beautiful Susan, I just love the new hardware. Please share those painting tips as I would love to know too.

    Do you know how many phone numbers I have been dialing wrong lately because I refuse to admit I need to get me some “cheaters”.


    March 9, 2011
  13. Nola #

    Stunning! Love your tips and the fix-it help came at just the right time! Thanks so much!!

    March 9, 2011
  14. Wowsers! Two tone! Beautiful!
    I am going this weekend to find a Fix-it-Stick of my own- I have a feeling it will come in handy!

    March 9, 2011
  15. Melinda Burke #

    Love,Love,Love it! You never cease to amaze me! Oh and yes, tulips do make me smile! As a matter of fact I have some Beautiful Orange ones on my table in a white pitcher just like yours but a little smaller. I bought the orange to go with my St. Paddy’s Day Decor! Ya know the Irish Flag is Green, Orange and White. Anyway I’ll have to send pictures to you as I need to show you ny finds from the GW.

    March 10, 2011
  16. Gwen #

    Love It !!!!!!!!!! Love the hardware. Where did you find the hardware? I am been searching & apparently haven’t been doing it right because I can’t kind these

    March 10, 2011
  17. Love the dresser! I can’t get enough of a dark stained top with a painted base: perfection!

    March 10, 2011
  18. So very pretty! Great job!!

    March 10, 2011
  19. Looks fantastic! I Absolutely love the hardware!

    March 11, 2011
  20. gorgeous piece and it was $39.95 to begin with – WOW! You did a great job! What part of the deep south, I am in AL and went to college in MS – doesn’t get any deeper than that!

    I found you through restore interiors, I would love if you would link this up with Saturday Spotlight –

    March 12, 2011
  21. Beautiful furniture! Very classy and just my style.

    March 13, 2011
  22. Looks just perfect~everything about it!!

    March 13, 2011

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