yucky to yummy!

Karl and I recently added on a room to our home that we made in to our master bedroom. I wanted some new/custom furniture but as usual there was no room in the budget...So I found this dresser at a yard sale for $10.00. (it came with the mirror but I am going to use it for a different project)


It clearly had seen better days. I believe the previous owner used it in their kitchen - so it had lots of dings and scratches on the top and the inside smelled like rotten food.

Jingles has to check everything out...



After what seemed like days of sanding, painting, and some new knobs this is what it became!!:






The color is Behr Premium Plus Ultra (primer built in) in Ozone. This paint is my new favorite. It's a little pricey but it only took one coat and the color was perfect!!




67 comments:

Summer Rae said...

Beautiful! You did an amazing job.

Teri said...

Gorgeous! How did you get out the rotten-food smell?

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Stephie, you definitely have a good eye for color & a great bargain! Good job.

The Thriftress said...

A-MAZING! I love it!
Sarah

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Wow, what a total transformation! It is gorgeous!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Amazing what some tender loving care and paint can do for a piece. Great transformation!

Kaysi said...

That is a great transformation! I love the color now and it looks so modern and new

Mama Thompson said...

Love it! Great color!

40daysof said...

Amazing transformation!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

This has turned out beautifully. Honestly, I wouldn't have had the vision that it transforms so nicely. Your choice of colour is fab! Love it!
(Stopping over from Girl Creative)

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love the color! It looks great! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Upstatemomof3 said...

That came out so nice!! Some people just have a knack for seeing this kind of thing - you are obviously one of them.

Julie said...

Beautiful dresser! I recently did one VERY similar to this! You can see mine here:
http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-need-your-vote.html

Marianne@Songbird said...

A stunning makeover! The details are so much better looking now.

Tiffany said...

Nice job, it's gorgeous!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful dresser. Great Job!

Meg said...

It's so beautiful. The detail is awesome. I love the color, too! I'm a fan. Great job!

Patti said...

This bureau has such a nice shape to it and beautiful detail...you did a great job and I love the color you chose to paint it! Pat yourself on your back!!

Paddywack Designs said...

It looks great... did it really only take one coat? I bought some for my trim and it looks like I'm going to have to make two coats.

I love your dresser, such an elegant shape.

beth kruse custom creations said...

i love how the detail looks so sophisticated now. the color is perfect!

Nancy said...

It just looks so fresh and pretty. I love the color you chose!

Cottage Cozy said...

That turned out fabulous...Jane sent me over to visit from "Blondie's Journals"...so glad I stopped by!

Charlene said...

WOW your chest turned out wonderful! Love the color you chose. I came to tell you that the SPRING goodies you sent Jane at Blondie's was great! CUTE! What did she send you? Charlene

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Hi,
I just found your blog from BNOTP and I love it. I am your newest follower!
Bonnie
http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

FrouFrouBritches said...

GORGEOUS!

Jen Sue Wild said...

This turned out great!!

Magic Brush said...

Did you spray it or roll it? Love, love, love the color. I am thinking about investing in a sprayer this week since my business is doing more and more furniture all the time. Let me know if you spray!

Stop by my painting blog and say hello sometime!

Blessings, jennifer

Denise Marie said...

Girl, you were blessed to get that for $10!!!

You made it yours. I've heard you can use Vodka to wipe down olden furniture to get rid of the smells. I've considered getting a little nip of it to use for that purpose.

Chris said...

I love how your dresser turned out. Well done.

Sonia said...

I love how the dresser got transformed into such a beauty..Great job!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Love the color! I have a little dresser that needs painting, but I just can't commit to a color.

concretenprimroses said...

Its lovely. How wonderful that you saved it.
Kathy

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Ooh . . . I love that color! Ozone!

Shaunna said...

It's wonderful! And I do love the color! I LOVE repainting furniture..found you through power of paint..so happy I did! I'm jealous of this piece! :) -shaunna

Linda said...

Awesome makeover on your $10.00 dresser! Hope you have a FUN day:)

Blessings,
Linda

Sabrina said...

What a great find! Love the color choice too!

My House of Giggles said...

Oh this looks so lovely! Love the colour! I just painted a dining hutch a very similar colour :)

Tracey
myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

so gorgeous, and I just love the color you used! Beautiful!

Katie said...

10 bucks! No way! Amazing. It's gorgeous- I'd love to find one like that and make it over. Love it.

kim said...

Your chest looks great. Love the color you chose. Would not know that was the same piece of furniture.

Rene said...

It's gorgeous!!! Jingles looks like a sweetie too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

OM goodness-that color is fantastic. I love Behr paint. Thanks so much for linking up!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great transformation! I love the color! You took it from sad to sensational! Great job!

Cheers!
Tina

Lori said...

What a difference. It looks so much better!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday!!! Please join me next week for another great party!
Lori

The Girl Creative said...

Love the color you chose. :)

Anna said...

you got a great deal on that dresser, even if it was a lot of work to clean and paint, the end result is amazing, I love that color!

Kelley said...

I love the color... fabulous!

Low Tide High Style said...

Really beautiful, I love the color and how wonderful that it only took one coat! And our doggies have to check everything out too! Great transformation!

Kat :)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

So pretty!! Love the color! Been seeing a lot of this gray/blue type color around. Looks wonderful!!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Awesome! What a bargain and I love that color. Good job. :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE it! What a beautiful piece and I love the color you picked. Glad to hear you liked the paint... I've been wondering if they are worth the extra money.

Atticmag said...

Lovely redo -- use it in good health! Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. -- Jane F

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow, I love the dresser and the paint colour. Just curious did you get rid of the smell? If so, how? I re-painted a garage sale desk for my son, primed the whole thing with a odour blocking primer and it still smells like a barn!

Kim said...

This looks so fresh. Nice find.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love it!! What a difference!!

Wendy said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great color!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What a transformation! I love that color. So calm and peaceful~perfect for your new bedroom.

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That looks awesome! I love the color:) I went out today looking for piece to makeover....no luck so far though!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow wow wow. i loooooove that piece. great transformation! (maybe try a light glaze to bring out the details even more??)

Andy Porter said...

That looks gorgeous! I love all of your decor on top too! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

XOXO,
Andy

Shaunna said...

I love that I already commented, but am equally impressed with this piece...please help me find one like it!! Ok, if it's okay with you, I'm going to feature you on my Saturday Shout Out this week! Be sure to check back to see your post linked! -shaunna :)

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

What a lovely piece...paint is one of the wonders of the blogging world....it does amazing things.(Oh Please no glaze)PREFECT THE WAY IT IS.would you mind if I featured it on my blog.Trish

jenjen said...

Beautiful Stephie! I love the color you used. What a beautiful piece!

Thanks for linking up!

XOXO
Jen

Kacey said...

Wow - what a great find! Only $10 and SUCH a transformation! Love it.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I LOVE this dresser and how it turned out. The gray color you used looks lovely and is very fitting for the piece.

savvy stitch said...

Gorgeous!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

It looks gorgeous! I was thinking of trying the paint/primer combo... now I will. Thank you! Love this gorgeous color.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

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