Thursday, March 3, 2011

I've been waiting months to find this dresser!

So when Justin & I got married in October we didnt really have much furniture.  We started by making our own headboard...and went to target for a quick cheap dresser... Well lets just say *CHEAP* was the only way to describe the dresser we brought home.  Justin hated it from day 1 because it came in a million pieces he had to put together--but then seeing ever drawer break within 2 weeks, he really hated it!.  So my sweet dad bought us a nice new dresser for christmas--but i needed a chest of drawers to match.  So for months I stalked craigslist, the good will store and the salvation army store.. no luck.  UNTILL a few weeks ago the goodwill store had EXACTLY what I needed.. and for only 25$!

Sorry I forgot to take pics before I started sanding ( which i HATE more than anything in the world!)  But after some sanding, painting, and destressing I ended up with...
and the finished chest of drawers...


I still want to get some cute new handles for it, but even at target they are 14$ for only 4... and i need 10 so for now ill just stick with these!

7 comments:

Sincerely said...

this looks wonderful and i'm a sucker for anything gray! i can never seem to find dressers for cheap but after seeing this i know i definitely need to keep looking.

best,
ashleigh

KarenSue said...

Great job! I just started redoing furniture and I'm learning every time.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Great job!

katie ridings said...

This dresser looks awesome!!

Vanessa said...

Wow! This is amazing!!! How do you give it that distress look?

Vanessa said...

Amazingly beautiful! How so you get the distress look?

Brandi said...

Vanessa- For the distressed look I just sand it down some to show some of the paint/ wood underneath and also use a very little amount of a highlight color (white on this dresser) to accent the "worn out" edges. Hope that helps!

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